CareerBum.com - Terms of Use Agreement


LEGAL INFORMATION

Essential Resource Group, Inc. (“CareerBum.com”, “CareerBum”, "CB", "COMPANY," "WE," "US") PROVIDES THIS CareerBum.com WEB SITE AND ALL SITE-RELATED SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CONTENT AND CODE RELATED THERETO (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITE"), SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this Site.

This Agreement is made between the Company and you, the Site visitor and/or registered user ("you"). We reserve the right at any time to:

  • Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  • Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site, restricting the hours of availability or limiting the amount of use permitted; or
  • Change any fees or charges for use of the Site, including instituting new or increased fees or charges for the use of the Site or any other Site-related services or any feature thereof.

Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting on the Site or via electronic mail. Your use of the Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement.

 

​OWNERSHIP; PROPRIETARY NOTICES


The Site, including all pages within and all code related thereto, is the property of Essential Resource Group, Inc. No portion of the materials or code on these pages or anywhere on the Site may be reprinted or republished (other than as is necessary to view the page on your monitor) in any form without the express written permission of the Company.


The Site is owned and operated by us in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements. Unauthorized use of the materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark, patent and other laws and is prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site.

 

SERVICE ELIGIBILITY


To be eligible to use the Website, you represent and warrant that you: (1) are fourteen (14) years of age or older; (2) are not currently restricted from the Website, or not otherwise prohibited from having an account with us, (3) are not a competitor of ours and are not using the Website for reasons that are in competition with us; (4) will only maintain one account with us at any given time (although you can delete an account and subsequently register for a new one, as long as you have only one active account at a time); (5) have full power and authority to enter into this agreement with us and to be bound by these Terms of Use and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; (6) will not violate any rights of the Website, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and (7) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, and internet access necessary to access and use the Website.


Registration


If you choose to create a profile on our Website, you must complete an online registration form. You agree (1) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Website's registration form, and (2) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to us in order to keep your profile true, accurate, current and complete. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that the information in your profile is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of our Website (or any portion thereof) by you. Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

 

User Name/E-Mail Address and Password


To log onto our Website, you will need a user name and password which you will supply when you register to use our Website. You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your user name and password, and all activities (whether by you or by others) with respect to the Website that occur under your user name or password. You are also liable for all charges, damages and losses incurred or suffered by you and/or by us as a result of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your user name and password. We are not liable for any harm or loss caused by or related to the theft or disclosure of your user name and password, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Website with your user name and password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your user name and password, the need to deactivate your user name and password due to security concerns, or any other breach of security. You must ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session.


Your License to Us


By submitting (e.g., uploading) any message, information, data, text, software, images, or other materials ("Content") to the Website, you automatically grant CareerBum.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid up, transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, translate, communicate to the public, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide, 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 such Content), without restriction or compensation, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof. In addition, you warrant that you have waived all so-called "moral rights" in the Content. CareerBum.com and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in their sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Content posted on the Website that violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. By providing Content to the Website, you represent and warrant that (1) you own the Content, (2) you are entitled to submit it to us and (3) the Content is accurate, truthful, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights.

 

Your Responsibilities


Our Website is intended to be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment. You may not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) our Website for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or by applicable law (including but not limited to any applicable export controls). It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of our Website complies with these Terms of Use and to seek prior written permission from us for any uses not permitted or not expressly specified herein. If you do any of the items listed below, we may, at our sole option, terminate your access to our Website.


In connection with using our Website, you agree that you will:
  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
  • Review and comply with our Privacy Policy;
  • Review and comply with notices sent by us concerning the Website and our operation thereof; and
  • Use the Website in an honest, respectful and professional manner. In connection with using our Website, you agree that you will not:
  • Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior or by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to our Website;
  • Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on our Website (excluding Content posted by you) except as permitted in these Terms of Use or as expressly authorized by us;
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used in connection with the Website, or any part thereof;
  • Include information in your profile or elsewhere, except in designated fields, that is confidential in nature or that reveals your identity or sensitive personal information such as an email address, phone number or address;
  • Create a user profile for anyone other than a natural person;
  • Utilize information, content or any data you view on and/or obtain from our Website to provide any service that is competitive, in our sole discretion, with our Website or our business;
  • Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by CareerBum.com, unless you have entered into a written agreement with us to that effect;
  • Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on our Website or the technology underlying our Website, or other Members' content, in whole or part;
  • Rent, lease, loan, trade or sell/re-sell access to our Website or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
  • Deep-link to our Website for any purpose, (i.e. including a link to one of our web pages other than our Website's home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by us or for the purpose of promoting your profile on our Website;
  • Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" our Website;
  • Use bots or other automated methods to add or download contacts, send or redirect messages or perform other permitted activities;
  • Access, via automated or manual means or processes, our Website for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality or for any competitive purpose;
  • Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of our Website;
  • Attempt to or actually access our Website by any means other than through the interfaces provided by us;
  • Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying our Website;
  • Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications to other Members or our personnel, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Website, including ours or any Sponsor's;
  • Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on our Website;
  • Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcome communications to others using our Website;
  • Collect, use or transfer any information, including but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from our Website except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
  • Share information of non-Members without their express consent;
  • Interfere with or disrupt our Website, including but not limited to any servers or networks connected to our Website;
  • Invite people you do not know to join My Account;
  • Upload a cartoon, symbol, drawing or any content other than a head-shot photograph of yourself in your profile photo (if applicable);
  • Use or attempt to use another's account without our authorization, or create a false identity on our Website;
  • Infringe or use our brand, logos and/or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the words "CareerBum" or "CareerBum.com,” or words likely to be confused with those words, in any business name, email, or URL, except as expressly permitted by us in writing;
  • Upload, post to My Account, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:  
    • Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
    • Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;
    • Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (i.e. submitting a telephone number in the "title" or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by us);
    • Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
    • Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
    • Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (i) using our Website to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (ii) using our Website to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those connections without their permission; and (iii) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases or group aliases;
    • Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of ours or any Member
  • Participate, directly or indirectly, in the setting up or development of a network that seeks to create a pyramid scheme or other similar practice.
 

Privacy Policy

At CareerBum.com, we are committed to good privacy practices regarding your personal information. Your loyalty as a job seeker, customer or visitor is important, and we hope that our concerns regarding your privacy, as described in this statement (the "Privacy Statement" or "Statement"), demonstrate our commitment to making your experience with CareerBum.com an enjoyable and satisfying one.
 

Although CareerBum.com respects the privacy of all those who visit and use our online services, we do collect information from our visitors, including job seekers and customers. This Privacy Statement governs your interaction with the CareerBum.com web site and your registration for and use of CareerBum.com's online services (collectively, the "Services"). Except as set forth within this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use and other published guidelines, we do not release personally identifiable information about our members and visitors without their permission.


Note that, by using the Services, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, of the collection, use and transfer of the personal information provided by you in the manner described in this Statement. If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal information collected on the web site, we recommend that you do not use it. Your continued use of the Services subsequent to changes to this Statement will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, or any other privacy issues in connection with the Services, please e-mail us at support@careerbum.com.



A. The information we gather.


CareerBum.com gathers two types of information about users:

 

  1.  Non-personally identifiable information (information that does not identify a specific individual): When visitors use the Services, we either currently collect, or plan to collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were "clicked." Collecting such information involves the collection and logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each user of the Services. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.

     

    The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us identify the most popular areas of our web site and determine the effectiveness of our services and promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements.
    We may collect non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of "cookies" - that is, small text files placed on your computer's hard drive - that help us determine the type of content and pages to which you link, the length of time you spend at any particular area of the Services, and the Services you choose to use. Cookies also tell us which advertisements you have seen on our Services, allowing us to continue to provide many of these Services at little or no cost to you. Essentially, cookies are your identification cards for the CareerBum.com computers or servers that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus; they will not permit a web site operator to learn any personally identifiable information (see below) about you unless you have previously provided that information to the web site operator or you have set the preferences in your browser to provide this information.

     

    Cookies allow CareerBum.com to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience with the Services - for example, by allowing us to save your password so that you do not have to reenter it each time you use the Services. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.

     

    Please note that our advertisers and their designees, as well as other third parties, may collect information about you through cookies or other technologies when they serve advertisements through the Services or when you visit their Web site(s). Additionally, the Services contain links to other third party Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites which may or may not be owned or operated by or in conjunction with CareerBum.com. You acknowledge that we do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their web sites, including their use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors or Members "click through" links to their sites or view advertisements served by them. Even though certain information collected by such third parties might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices, and to contact such third parties if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies.

     

  2. Personally identifiable information: In certain areas of the Services - such as those in which you Announce Availability, complete a profile, submit your résumé, create a new account, or enter CareerBum.com-sponsored contests or promotions - we may request that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, zip code, profession, or work experience. We will, in such situations, seek to identify which informational items are required and which are optional.

     

    Job seekers should post profiles and resumes on CarerrBum.com only if they wish such information to be viewed by CareerBums.com's customers. At any time, job seekers may elect that their profile and resume not be searchable by CareerBum.com's customers by logging into their account and changing the status of their profile or, if that is not possible, they may contact CareerBum.com at support@careerbum.com and we will make the change for them.

     

    In addition, job seekers may elect to make their profile searchable by CareerBum.com customers on a confidential basis only. In this case, the user's name, contact information and resume will not be displayed to customers performing searches on CareerBum.com. If the customer desires to contact the confidential job seeker regarding an employment opportunity, they will send an email to the job seeker through the CareerBum.com system. CareerBum.com will forward the email to the seeker's email address. The seeker's email address will not be provided directly to the customer.

     

    The Services are not available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age.

     

    Please note that CareerBum.com cannot control the acts of users of the Services. All members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in a resume or profile or other medium, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited email from other parties outside CareerBum.com. In the event that you encounter any CareerBum.com user who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact support@careerbum.com.

     

B. How we use (and do not use) the information we gather.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the information we gather. Keep in mind that, while CareerBum.com encourages all third parties involved - including but not limited to its advertisers - to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and members and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from CareerBum.com or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with CareerBum.com, who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact support@careerbum.com . We will be happy to forward your message to the third party or contact the third party on your behalf.

 

  1.  How we use (and do not use) non-personally identifiable information: We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful Services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors and members, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Services. We may provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers and other current and potential business partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked through links to their sites.
  2. How we use (and do not use) personally identifiable information: CareerBum.com does not sell, re-sell or distribute for re-sale your personally identifiable information. CareerBum.com's customers may only use the information provided in resumes and profiles of job seekers to evaluate seekers' qualifications for the customer's open job opportunities. Job seekers should be aware, however, that CareerBum.com has no way to control how a customer actually uses the service and how they use the resume and profile information. If you believe a CareerBum.com customer is using personally identifiable information inappropriately, please notify CareerBum.com at support@careerbum.com.

    Please note that CareerBum.com reserves the right to disclose information submitted by or concerning any visitor or member as we reasonably feel is necessary to protect our systems or business. Specifically, but without limitation, we reserve the right to disclose such information when a visitor or member is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests, and as otherwise required by law, as well as in response to allegations of infringement. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution, or to suspend or terminate your membership in connection with any suspected illegal or infringing activity. Finally, CareerBum.com reserves the right to assign, sell, license, or otherwise transfer to a third party your personally identifiable information in connection with an assignment, sale, joint venture, or other transfer or disposition of any portion or all of CareerBum.com's or its affiliated entities' assets or stock.

     

    Subject to the foregoing, CareerBum.com uses your personally identifying information in several ways:

     

    • to customize various aspects of the Services to your preferences;
    • to determine which advertisements or sponsor messages will appear on your screen;
    • to send to you CareerBum.com solicitations, product announcements, and the like that we feel may be of interest to you (you may "opt out" of receiving these materials, as provided below);
    • to send to you certain e-mail messages that are critical to your use of the Services, such as system status updates or order confirmations (because these messages contain important information, you may not be able to "opt out" of receiving such messages);
    • to "pre-populate" forms that are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data by CareerBum.com and/or its sponsors (in no case will pre-populating a form automatically transfer any data to an advertiser or other third party - only if you voluntarily request that such data be transferred will any such transfer take place, e.g., by clicking the "Submit" button); and
    • as may be necessary to support the operation of the Services, such as for billing, account maintenance, and record-keeping purposes.

    In addition to the circumstances described above, CareerBum.com may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties as follows:

     

    • When a job seeker posts a profile or resume on CareerBum.com on a non-confidential basis, such information will be shared with CareerBum.com's customers. (Note that at any time, job seekers may elect that their profile and resume not be searchable by CareerBum.com's customers by logging into their account and changing the status of their profile or they may contact CareerBum.com at support@careerbum.com and we will make the change for them.)
    • When a job seeker elects to make his or her profile searchable by CareerBum.com customers on a confidential basis only, the user's name, contact information and resume will not be displayed to customers performing searches on CareerBum.com. If the customer desires to contact the confidential job seeker regarding an employment opportunity, it will send an email to the job seeker through the CareerBum.com system. CareerBum.com will forward the email to the seeker's email address. The seeker's email address will not be provided directly to the customer.
    • If you "opt in" to receive promotional materials (see below), information you have made available to CareerBum.com may be made available to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
    • If you provide us with your credit card information, we will not release that information to third parties unless necessary to complete a transaction between you and such a third party. Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.
    • All information made available to CareerBum.com may be made available to our contractors and consultants, and professional advisors (such as attorneys or accountants), but only to the extent necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and only under a duty of confidentiality.
  3. "Opting In": You may choose to "opt in" to receive promotional materials from CareerBum.com and/or its affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. You will be given the opportunity to "opt in" to receive such materials at every point at which we collect personally identifiable information through the Services. You may change your "opt in" status or "opt out" with respect to such materials at any time by contacting us at support@careerbum.com. You may also contact those third parties directly.  To report what you believe to be email abuse (ie, "spam"), please contact us at support@careerbum.com.


C. Surveys and Sweepstakes:


Occasionally, CareerBum.com may conduct surveys in order to better deliver advertisements and content and to better understand your needs relating to the Services. We will not share your survey information with any third party, except in aggregate form. In addition, if and when we sponsor sweepstakes or other promotions, or third parties sponsor such promotions in conjunction with us, either we or the third party will post relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for the sweepstakes or promotion. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this Statement, will govern that particular promotion or sweepstakes - please remember to read it carefully.


D.  Deleting or correcting personal information.

If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from CareerBum.com's database, or would like to correct an error in such information, please contact us at support@careerbum.com, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within CareerBum.com databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however CareerBum.com reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of CareerBum.com.


E.  Questions?


Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to 
support@careerbum.com

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