1. Acceptance of Terms.
1.1 Slate Advisers, Inc. (“Slate Advisers”) provides its Service (as defined below) to you through its web site located at http://www.slateadvisers.com (the “Site”), subject to this Terms of Service agreement (“TOS”). By accepting this TOS or by accessing or using the Service or Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this TOS. If you do not agree with this TOS, you must not accept this TOS and may not use the Service.
1.2 Slate Advisers may change this TOS from time to time without prior notice. The revised terms and conditions will become effective upon posting and if you use the Service after that date, your use will constitute acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. If any change to this TOS is not acceptable to you, your only remedy is to stop accessing and using the Service.
2. Description of Service.
The “Service” includes (a) the Site, (b) Slate Advisers’ outplacement and other related services and related technologies, and (c) all software (including the Software, as defined below), materials, portals, recommendations, job leads, data, reports, text, images, sounds, video, and content made available through any of the foregoing (collectively referred to as the “Content”). Any new features added to or augmenting the Service are also subject to this TOS.
3. General Conditions/ Access and Use of the Service.
3.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this TOS, you may access and use the Service only for lawful purposes. All rights, title and interest in and to the Service and its components will remain with and belong exclusively to Slate Advisers. You shall not (a) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, time share or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Service available to any third party; (b) use the Service in any unlawful manner (including without limitation in violation of any data, privacy or export control laws) or in any manner that interferes with or disrupts the integrity or performance of the Service or its components, (c) modify, adapt or hack the Service to, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks; or (d) use any Content on other web sites or any media (e.g., a networking environment). You shall comply with any codes of conduct, policies or other notices Slate Advisers provides you or publishes in connection with the Service, and you shall promptly notify Slate Advisers if you learn of a security breach related to the Service.
3.2 Any software that may be made available by Slate Advisers in connection with the Service (“Software”) contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Subject to the terms and conditions of this TOS, Slate Advisers hereby grants you a personal, nontransferable, nonsublicensable and nonexclusive right and license to use the object code of any Software on a single device solely in connection with the Service, provided that you shall not (and shall not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer any right in any Software. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Slate Advisers for use in accessing the Service. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved and no license or right to use any trademark of Slate Advisers or any third party is granted to you in connection with the Service.
3.3 You are solely responsible for all data, information, feedback, suggestions, text, content and other materials that you upload, post, deliver, provide or otherwise transmit or store (hereafter “transmit(ing)”) in connection with or relating to the Service (“Your Content”). You hereby represent and warrant that Your Content transmitted by you with respect to the Service will be accurate, true and complete (including with respect to your resume, biographical data and employment information). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login, password and account and for all activities that occur under your login or account. Slate Advisers reserves the right to access your account in order to respond to your requests for technical support. By transmitting Your Content on or through the Service, You hereby do and shall grant Slate Advisers a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royaltyfree license to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, display, and publish Your Content in connection with the Service. Slate Advisers has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Service, Content, or Your Content. You further agree that Slate Advisers may remove or disable any Content at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third
parties or authorities relating to such Content), or for no reason at all.
3.4 You understand that the operation of the Service, including Your Content, may be unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks, (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices, (c) transmission to Slate Advisers’ third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to operate and maintain the Service, and (d) transmission to other third parties in connection with the provision to you of the Service. Accordingly, you acknowledge that you bear sole responsibility for adequate security, protection and backup of Your Content. Slate Advisers will have no liability to you for any unauthorized access or use of any of Your Content, or any corruption, deletion, destruction or loss of any of Your Content.
3.5 You further agree to use your own judgment, caution, and common sense in managing job opportunities and information offered by or obtained through the Service and that you bear the sole risk of any reliance or use of any Content (including any job leads or recommendations) provided through the Service.
3.6 The failure of Slate Advisers to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this TOS shall not be a waiver of that right. You acknowledge that this TOS is a contract between you and Slate Advisers, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you and Slate Advisers, and it governs your use of the Service and takes the place of any prior agreements between you and Slate Advisers.
3.8 If you are using the Service pursuant to a Company Client Engagement, you acknowledge that the Service made available to you will in no event exceed the scope, duration or other limits of the Company Client Engagement pursuant to which you are granted access to the Service.
To the extent the Service or any portion thereof is made available for any fee (and is not otherwise paid by a company client of Slate Advisers), you will be required to select a payment plan and provide Slate Advisers information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument. You represent and warrant to Slate Advisers that such information is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. You will promptly update your account information with any changes (for example, a change in your billing address or credit card expiration date) that may occur. You agree to pay Slate Advisers the amount that is specified in the payment plan in accordance with the terms of such plan and this TOS. You hereby authorize Slate Advisers to bill your payment instrument in advance on a periodic basis in accordance with the terms of the applicable payment plan until you terminate your account, and you further agree to pay any charges so incurred. If you dispute any charges you must let Slate Advisers know within sixty (60) days after the date that Slate Advisers invoices you. We reserve the right to change Slate Advisers’ prices. If Slate Advisers does, Slate Advisers will provide notice of the change on the Site or in email to you, at Slate Advisers’ option, at least 30 days before the change is to take effect. Your continued use of the Service after the price change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to pay the changed amount.
5. Representations and Warranties.
In connection with your use, you agree NOT to: violate any local, state, and federal rules, regulations and statutes, including, but not limited to, U.S. export laws and regulations, anti- discrimination, or equal opportunity employment laws; infringe any intellectual property and privacy rights, including, but not limited to, patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secrets, of any third party; upload, post, transmit, or store any material that: is unlawful, offensive, defamatory, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, harmful, threatening, harassing, obscene, or objectionable; breaches any of your contractual or confidentiality obligations; disrupts or interferes with the normal operations of the Site, such as posting or transmitting viruses, continuous posting of repetitive materials, or posting abnormally large load; or are not permitted by Slate Advisers, including, but not limited to, any unauthorized advertising materials, unsolicited promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam mail," "chain letters," pyramid schemes, franchises, distributorship, club membership, sales arrangement, or otherwise unacceptable materials; violate other's privacy rights or personal rights by abusing the Materials, including, but not limited to, harassing or "stalking" another person, sending unsolicited emails, and collecting other's personal information; breach or attempt to breach any security measures of the Site; use any device, process, or mechanism to monitor, retrieve, search, or access, e.g., spider or robot, the Site or any Material without Slate Advisers’ prior written consent; access or attempt to access any account or login of any third party listed on the Site; copy, modify, reproduce, delete, distribute, download, store, transmit, sell, resell, publish, reverse engineer, or create derivative works of any Materials, except for materials that have been submitted and owned by you; post or submit any inaccurate, false, or incomplete information, such as your resume, biographical data, or employment information; impersonate any person or entity; forge any header information in any electronic posting or mail; or misrepresent yourself, your affiliation with any third party, or your entity.
You have the right to terminate your account at any time in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Site or provided to you separately, where applicable. If you are using the Service pursuant to a Company Client Engagement, you acknowledge that your access to such Service will expire upon the expiration or termination of the Company Client Engagement. Slate Advisers reserves the right to (i) modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) and (ii) refuse any and all current and future use of the Service, suspend or terminate your account (any part thereof) or use of the Service and remove and discard any of Your Content in the Service, for any reason, including if Slate Advisers believes that you have violated this TOS. Slate Advisers shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Service. Slate Advisers will use good faith efforts to contact you to warn you prior to suspension or termination of your account by Slate Advisers. All of Your Content on the Service (if any) may be permanently deleted by Slate Advisers upon any termination of your account in its sole discretion. If Slate Advisers terminates your account without cause and you have signed up for a feebearing service, Slate Advisers will refund the prorated, unearned portion of any amount that you have prepaid to Slate Advisers for such Service. However, all accrued rights to payment and the terms of Section 412 shall survive termination of this TOS.
7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE SITE, CONTENT (INCLUDING JOB LEADS AND RECOMMENDATIONS) AND ALL SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND SLATE ADVISERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SLATE ADVISERS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR- FREE OR VIRUSFREE AND NO INFORMATION, ADVICE OR SERVICES OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SLATE ADVISERS OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS TOS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SLATE ADVISERS DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR ANY EMPLOYMENT YOU FIND THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL FIT YOUR NEEDS OR BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOU.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
8.1 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL SLATE ADVISERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR (B) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES, COSTS, LOSSES OR LIABILITIES IN EXCESS OF THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE to YOUR CLAIM OR, IF NO FEES APPLY, ONE HUNDRED ($100) U.S. DOLLARS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THIS TOS BETWEEN THE PARTIES, AND THE PARTIES HAVE RELIED ON THESE LIMITATIONS IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO ENTER INTO THIS TOS.
8.2 Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to you. IN THESE STATES, SLATE ADVISERS’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Slate Advisers from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this TOS, any of Your Content, or your other access, contribution to, use or misuse of the Service. Slate Advisers shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit or demand. Slate Advisers reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting Slate Advisers' defense of such matter.
You may not assign this TOS without the prior written consent of Slate Advisers, but Slate Advisers may assign or transfer this TOS, in whole or in part, without restriction.
11. Governing Law.
This TOS shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to the principles of conflicts of law. Unless otherwise elected by Slate Advisers in a particular instance, you hereby expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of California for the purpose of resolving any dispute relating to your access to or use of the Service.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. Slate Advisers will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Slate Advisers at email@example.com (subject line: DMCA Takedown Request). You may also contact us by mail at:
Slate Advisers, Inc.
c/o Cooley LLP
3175 Hanover St
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Notice: To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, with enough detail that we may find it on the Site;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is
- accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the
- copyright or intellectual property owner‘s behalf.