Terms of Use

PeopleFoundry Inc. (collectively with its affiliates, "PeopleFoundry" "we", "us", or "our"), welcomes you to this website ("Website") and other PeopleFoundry websites, online locations, social media and mobile apps (together with the Website, each a "Site", collectively, the "Sites").  Use of the Sites is subject to the following Terms of Use ("Terms"),  and our Privacy Policy.  Except as otherwise specified herein, references to the "Sites" include any and all Content and Activities (as such terms are defined below) and other services, features and functionality available on or through the Sites.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing and using the Sites, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms, including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy, which form an agreement that is effective as if you had signed it.  If at any time you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access or use the Sites.

YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF AND BROWSING OF THE SITES AND THEIR CONTENTS IS SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS, PEOPLEFOUNDRY’S PRIVACY POLICY, AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOUR PERMISSION TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES IS AUTOMATICALLY AND IMMEDIATELY REVOKED.

These Terms may be revised or updated from time to time.  Accordingly, you should check the Terms regularly for updates.  You can determine when the Terms were last revised by referring to the "Last Revised" date at the bottom of this page.  Each time you access or use the Sites, you signify your acceptance of the then-current Terms. Material changes to these Terms that relate to your use of the Sites and information collected from you prior to the Last Revised date, will only be made in accordance with applicable law.

PeopleFoundry may make changes to the Sites, including, without limitation, Content, services or features of the Sites at any time.  You understand and agree that PeopleFoundry may discontinue or restrict your use of any Site at any time for any reason or no reason and with or without notice.

If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company, legal entity, association, partnership or other entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that Company to these Terms and, in such event, "you", "your" or "user" will refer and apply to that Company.  Even if you are accessing or using the Site on behalf of a Company, you agree that you, as an individual, are bound by these Terms and the Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

Please review the Privacy Policy for the Sites, which is incorporated in these Terms.  If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Sites.

Permitted Uses

The Sites are made available for your personal, noncommercial use.  In addition, you agree to abide by any posted limitations relating to use, reproduction or dissemination of any Content.  Any use of the Sites in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms is prohibited, and may be actionable under the law.

The Sites are controlled within the United States of America and are directed to individuals residing in the United States.  Those who choose to access the Sites from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.  PeopleFoundry does not represent that the Sites are appropriate outside the United States of America.  PeopleFoundry reserves the right to limit the availability of the Sites for any person, geographic area or jurisdiction at any time in its sole discretion.

In consideration of your use of the Sites, you represent that you are of an age to form a legal binding contract and you are not prohibited from accessing or using the Sites under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction.

The Sites and their Content are directed to persons 18 years of age or older.  PeopleFoundry and the Sites do not knowingly collect information from children under age 18.  If you are under age 18, you are not permitted to use the Sites (including, without limitation, to submit any personally identifiable information to the Sites).  If you provide information to PeopleFoundry through the Sites, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.  

Special terms may apply to some services, features or products offered on or through the Sites, or when you register, enroll or participate in any events, promotions, sweepstakes, surveys, questionnaires, or other activities sponsored by PeopleFoundry or third parties, or offered in connection with the Sites (collectively, "Activities") that may be offered on the Sites or offline. Such special terms or rules (which may include official rules and expiration dates) may be posted in connection with the applicable Activity. By participating in any Activity you will become subject to those terms or rules.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that, as between PeopleFoundry and you, all right, title, and interest in and to the Sites, including, without limitation, any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, inventions, know-how, and all other intellectual property rights, are owned exclusively by PeopleFoundry, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, related entities other content providers, and are protected by United States intellectual property and other applicable laws.

You acknowledge and agree that as between PeopleFoundry and you, all Content available on or through the Sites including, without limitation, text, brands, photographs, documents, graphics, audio, videos, logos, icons, images, media, data, charts, maps, software and other information and materials ideas, proposals, concepts, content, materials, works and deliverables (collectively, the "Content"), shall remain the exclusive property of PeopleFoundry and PeopleFoundry shall retain all rights with respect to same, including, the sole right to implement, use, publish and/or publicly disseminate the Content.  You agree that you will not use any Content other than as directed by PeopleFoundry, without PeopleFoundry’s prior written consent.  

Copyright

All Content is the copyright and property of PeopleFoundry, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, related entities or its content providers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, transmit, republish, sell, resell or exploit, for any purpose, any portion of the Sites or the Content other than as expressly authorized by PeopleFoundry in writing.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans, trade names and trade dress used on the Sites are proprietary to PeopleFoundry, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, related entities or its content providers.  Third party trademarks referenced on the Sites do not constitute or imply affiliation with, endorsement, or recommendation of PeopleFoundry by the respective trademark owners. 

Account Password and Security

The Sites may now or in the future contain some features and areas that require registration and creation of an account with an account ID and password (collectively, "Registered Area").  You agree to provide only accurate and truthful information in creating or maintaining an account.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all uses of your password, whether by you or others.  When you register for a Registered Area and each time you access your account, you agree to (a) log out of your account at the end of each session; (b) keep your password confidential and not share it with anyone else; and (c) immediately notify PeopleFoundry of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.  PeopleFoundry reserves the right to delete, modify or remove any content on any account at any time in its sole discretion.  You are solely responsible to backup any content that you do not want deleted, modified or removed from the account.  PeopleFoundry is authorized to act on instructions received through use of your password, and is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these Terms.

User Content

The Sites may include features that allow users to submit content that others can access.  You retain rights you hold in content that you submit to any Site.  All user content submitted or views posted or made available on the Sites are strictly those of the originating author or user, who shall be solely responsible for such content.  PeopleFoundry may or may not screen, review, monitor or respond to any content submitted by users, and is not responsible for the accuracy or truthfulness of any user content.  However, PeopleFoundry reserves the right to edit, block, or remove any content at any time.  Use of or reliance on user content is entirely at your own risk.

You agree that the following actions, without limitation, are prohibited and constitute a material breach of these Terms.  This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and PeopleFoundry reserves the right to determine what types of conduct it considers to be inappropriate use of the Sites and its Content.  In the case of inappropriate use, PeopleFoundry may take such measures as it determines in its sole discretion.  By way of example, and not as limitation, you agree that you will not and will not cause, advocate, encourage, or assist any third party to: (i) use the Sites or any user content for any purpose or to take any actions in violation of local, state, national, or international laws, regulations, codes, or rules; (ii) violate any terms, conditions, code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable to the Site where posted; (iii) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or adverse impact on the Sites; (iv) engage in unauthorized framing or linking, or via automated devices, bots, agents, scraping, scripts, intelligent search or any similar means of access to user content; (v) aggregate, copy, duplicate, publish, transmit, distribute, license, sell or otherwise exploit or make available the Sites, any Content or user content, or any element thereof, to third parties, or use the Sites for unsolicited advertising; (vi) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy, intellectual property, and publicity) of others; (vii) access or use the Sites for any commercial purpose other than commercial purposes relating to your engagement or potential engagement of PeopleFoundry to provide services, except with our prior written consent; (viii) submit viruses, mal-ware, or any other technologies, including without limitation, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, corrupted files, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet, screen scrapers, automated tools, or IP spoofing, that may harm PeopleFoundry, or the interests or property of users; (ix) use any device, software or routine or the like to interfere or attempt to interfere with any Site functionality or attempt to access any area of the Sites to which your access is not authorized or PeopleFoundry’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of PeopleFoundry’s providers; or (x) engage in any other action that, in the judgment of PeopleFoundry, exposes it or any third party to potential liability or detriment of any type.

By submitting content to the Sites, you grant PeopleFoundry a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license, without further compensation, to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute such content.  This license continues indefinitely beyond termination of these Terms for any reason by any party.  You warrant and covenant that the content you submit is true, your own original work, and does not violate any applicable law, infringe or violate any other person’s or entity’s rights, or require any third party releases or any payment to a third party.

Notice and Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright 

PeopleFoundry may, in its sole discretion, disable and/or terminate use of the Site by users who infringe the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied on a Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide PeopleFoundry's Copyright Agent a Notice containing the following information: 

1. an electronic or physical signature of the 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 where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Sites (providing URL(s) in the body of an email is the best way to help PeopleFoundry locate content quickly); 

4. your name, address, telephone number, and email address; 

5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; 

6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. 

PeopleFoundry 's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached by sending an email to info@peoplefoundry.com.

Links to Other Websites

The Sites may contain advertisements, postings and links to websites operated by other parties.  The Sites provide these advertisements, postings and links as a convenience, and your use of other websites is at your own risk.  The advertisements, postings and linked websites are not under the control of PeopleFoundry which is not responsible for their content or privacy practices.  Such advertisements, postings or links or references to other parties’ products or services do not imply PeopleFoundry’s endorsement of information, material, products or services of any other party or any other website.  PeopleFoundry disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such information, material, products or services or transactions with such linked websites or other parties.  You acknowledge and agree that PeopleFoundry is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or other claim caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with, access to, use of or reliance on any content available on or through any other website or resource.

Modifications, Suspension and Termination

PeopleFoundry reserves the right, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to suspend, discontinue, or terminate your access to the Sites, including, without limitation,  the Content or any portion thereof for any reason, including, without limitation, any breach by you of these Terms.  You agree that PeopleFoundry shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such suspension, discontinuance or termination.

Your Indemnity of PeopleFoundry

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS PEOPLEFOUNDRY AND ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS, MEMBERS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND OTHERS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING, FROM AND AGAINST ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIM, OBLIGATION, DEMAND, ACTIONS, SUITS, COSTS AND EXPENSE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPERT’S FEES AND EXPENSES, AND ALL OTHER EXPENSES OF INVESTIGATION AND DEFENSE), JUDGMENTS OR AWARDS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE (COLLECTIVELY, "LOSSES") MADE BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF OR BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITES OR ANY CONTENT OR ANY PORTION THEREOF; (B) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES; (C) YOUR SUBMISSION(S) OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT YOU SUBMIT OR TRANSMIT TO THE SITES OR TO PEOPLEFOUNDRY; AND/OR  (D) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, OR OTHER GUIDELINES OF ANY SITE, ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, OR THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLEFOUNDRY OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

THE SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, AND ANY PORTION THEREOF, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  PEOPLEFOUNDRY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SITES,  INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT.  USE OF THE SITES,  INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,  THE CONTENT, AND ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY BY PEOPLEFOUNDRY OF THE SAFETY, SUITABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OF THE SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF.  PEOPLEFOUNDRY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR‑FREE.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE SITES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PEOPLEFOUNDRY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION AND SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR OBLIGATION TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR ANY INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS) WHETHER SUCH CLAIM OR ACTION IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, STATUTORY LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PEOPLEFOUNDRY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES, WHICH IN ANY MANNER, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ARISES OUT OF OR RELATES TO OR IS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES,  INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT.  IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND TOTAL LIABILITY OF PEOPLEFOUNDRY SHALL BE LIMITED, IN THE AGGREGATE, TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).  THE PARTIES EACH FURTHER AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FAIR AND REASONABLE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND IN CONSIDERATION FOR THE SITES.

Exclusions and Limitations

Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.  This Limitation of Liability shall be to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

Notice Required by California Law

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice:

The name, address and telephone number of the provider of this Site and our service is PeopleFoundry Inc., 205 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 or (312) 212-0018. Complaints regarding the service or requests to receive further information regarding use of this service may be sent to the above address.  The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S202, Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at (916) 574-7950 or (800) 952-5210.

Governing Law and Disputes

These Terms, your use of the Sites, including, without limitation, the Content, and any transactions conducted thereby, is governed by the law of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflict of law provisions, provided that all matters relating to arbitration, shall governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, with the exception of those controversies or claims specifically excluded below, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") Commercial Arbitration Rules ("AAA Rules"), and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ("AAA Consumer Rules") and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The determination of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator.  Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules.

You and PeopleFoundry agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the dispute between PeopleFoundry and you individually.  To the full extent permitted by law, (1) no arbitration shall be joined with any other; (2) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (3) there is not right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.

You and PeopleFoundry agree that the following disputes are not subject to this binding arbitration provision: (1) any disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of your or PeopleFoundry’s intellectual property rights; (2) any dispute related, or arising from, allegations of invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; (3) any dispute concerning the parties’ agreement to arbitrate their disputes hereunder; and (4) any claim for injunctive relief.

For any dispute not subject to arbitration, or where no election to arbitrate has been made, you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Chicago, Illinois.  You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.

Class Action Waiver

To the extent permitted by applicable law, any arbitration or trial by a judge of any claim will take place on an individual basis without resort to any form of class or representative action ("Class Action Waiver").  Regardless of anything else in the arbitration provision set forth above, the validity and effect of the Class Action Waiver may be determined only by a court and not by an arbitrator.  PeopleFoundry and you acknowledge that the Class Action Waiver is material and essential to the arbitration of any disputes between the parties and is non-severable from the agreement to arbitrate claims.  If the Class Action Waiver is limited, voided or found unenforceable, then the PeopleFoundry’s agreement to arbitrate shall be null and void with respect to such proceeding, subject to the right to appeal the limitation or invalidation of the Class Action Waiver.  PEOPLEFOUNDRY AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A CLASS ACTION BE ARBITRATED.

General Provisions

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.  PeopleFoundry’s failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms does not waive PeopleFoundry’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures.  A FAILURE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, CANNOT BE IMPUTED TO PEOPLEFOUNDRY IF SUCH FAILURE ARISES BY REASON OF AN EVENT OF FORCE MAJEURE, SUCH AS LABOR STRIKES, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES, WAR, TERRORISM, OR UNFORESEEN ACTS OF GOD OR ANY OTHER CAUSE, EITHER SIMILAR OR DISSIMILAR TO THE FOREGOING, WHICH IS BEYOND PEOPLEFOUNDRY’S REASONABLE CONTROL AND PEOPLEFOUNDRY SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE IN BREACH IN ITS PERFORMANCE OF AN OBLIGATION UNDER THESE TERMS TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH PERFORMANCE IS TEMPORARILY PREVENTED OR DELAYED AS A RESULT OF SUCH AN EVENT.  These Terms, together with the Privacy Policy, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and PeopleFoundry with respect to the subject matter hereof.  Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to these Terms, or any Site must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action shall be barred.  You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of PeopleFoundry, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void.  PeopleFoundry reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, or any other special terms or rules set forth on the Sites, including, without limitation, the right to block access from a particular internet address.

Last Revised: January 29, 2016