This page gives you the "Terms and Conditions" under which you may use www.engineers.org (“TECET Web Site), the TECET Job Board and our related member associations’ Web Sites (“TECET Web Sites”). Please read this information carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this Web Site, service or the TECET Web Sites. By using this Web Site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. The Engineering Center Education Trust in Boston, MA. (“TECET") may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on you. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this web site for any reason.
Use of Web Site Content
TECET authorizes You to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from TECET Web Sites solely for your personal, noncommercial use.
The contents of this Web Site at www.engineers.org, and of all other web sites under TECET's control, whether partial or otherwise (the web site and such other web sites are sometimes collectively referred to as "TECET Web Sites") such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other Web Site content (collectively, "Web Site Content"), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All Web Site Content is the property of the Company or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this Web Site is the exclusive property of TECET and protected by US and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Web Site Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Web Site Content on any copy You make of the Web Site Content. You may not sell or modify the Web Site Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Web Site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Web Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that the TECET or its member associations create to generate any Web Site Content or the pages making up the TECET Web Site or any related TEC association Web Site (TECETWeb Sites). It is also protected by the TECET's or the association’s copyright.
Acceptable Site Use
General Rules: Users may not use the TECET Web Site or any related site to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation Web Site Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
TECET Web Site Security Rules
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any TECET Web Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any TECET Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. TECET will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
Specific Prohibited Uses
The TECET Job Board and our related sites may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment and career information and employers seeking employees. TECET specifically prohibits any use of the Web Site, and all users agree not to use the Web Site, for any of the following:
Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate resume (living individual seeking employment on a full-time or part-time basis on his or her own behalf).
Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (except for postings that make clear that the available job pays commission only and clearly describes the product or service that the job seeker would be selling, in which case such postings are permissible), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents.
Posting jobs for Modeling or Talent or Talent Scouting positions. TECET does not provide services for companies that offer this type of employment.
Using the TECET Resume Database for any purpose other than as an employer seeking employees or interns, including but not limited to, using the information in the Resume Database to sell or promote any products or services.
Sending unsolicited mail or email, making unsolicited phone calls or sending unsolicited faxes regarding promotions and/or advertising of products or services to a user of a TECET Web Site.
Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.
Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any TECET Web Site or any activity being conducted on this site.
Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any part of TECET Web Sites' infrastructure.
If You have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this Web Site, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search any TECET Web Site other than the search engine and search agents available from the TECET on such TECET Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).
Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of any TECET Web Sites.
Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the Web Site Content or information available from any TECET Web Sites.
Framing of or linking to any of the Web Site Content or information available from any TECET Web Sites.
TECET does not independently verify the information provided by candidates or the identity of candidates.
As a user, You are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using any TECET Web Site You agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; post material that is off-topic on topic-specific message boards; post a sexually explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
TECET does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.
TECET acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, TECET may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. TECET has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. TECET reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the TEC Web Sites for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. TECET may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for TECET or its associations or may cause TECET to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.
By submitting content to any public or non-public area of any TECET Web Site, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, You grant TECET and its member associations the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/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. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to You the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the TECET Web Sites retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.
Any hyperlinks, "hidden" keywords or any keywords that are irrelevant to the job or are otherwise misleading contained in a job posting are prohibited.
We appreciate hearing from our customers and welcome your comments regarding our services and the TECET Web Sites. Please be advised, however, that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. While we do value your feedback on our services, please be specific in your comments regarding our services and do not submit creative ideas, inventions, suggestions, or materials. If, despite our request, You send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively the "Submission"), the Submission shall be the property of TECET. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. TECET shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You or any other person who submitted the Submission.
Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by You. You agree to immediately notify TECET of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.
Identification Of Agent To Receive Notification And Elements Of Notification Of Claimed Copyright Infringement
If You believe that your copyrighted work has been uploaded, posted or copied to any part of the TECET Web Sites and is accessible on the TECET Web Sites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information:
1. The physical or electronic signature of either the copyright owner or of a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
2. A description of the copyrighted work You claim has been infringed, and a description of the activity that You claim to be infringing;
3. Identification of the URL or other specific location on this web site where the material or activity You claim to be infringing is located or is occurring; You must include enough information to allow us to locate the material or the activity;
4. Your name, address, telephone number and, if You have one, your email address;
5. A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that use on the web site of the copyrighted work in the manner You are complaining of is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner, or the law; and
6. A statement by You, made under penalty of perjury, that the information You have provided in your notice is accurate and that You are either the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
We have designated Abbie Goodman as our agent to receive notices of claims of copyright infringement on our web site. To reach Ms. Goodman:
Abbie Goodman, External Affairs Director
The Engineering Center
One Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108-3616 USA
By phone: 617/227-5551
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Regarding Termination Of Users And Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others
The Engineering Center Education Trust In Boston, MA and all of our member and affiliated associations and organizations respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users, account holders and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owners rights. As a condition to your use of the TECET Web Sites, You agree not to use the TECET Web Sites to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any account holders, and block access to the TECET Web Sites of any users, who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the account holder who is terminated or to the user whose access is blocked.
WWW.Engineers.org is a venue. This Web Site acts as a venue for people to register for events, exchange information, join organizations, for employers to post job and internship opportunities a and for candidates to post resumes and does not screen or censor the listings offered. TECET is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates on the TECET Job Board. As a result, TECET has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom You come in contact through the TECET Web Sites.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, TECET cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the TECET Web Sites, in the event that You have a dispute with one or more users, You release TECET (and our agents, employees and members associations) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If You are a California resident, You waive California Civil Code d1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users that is made available through the TECET Web Sites. By its very nature, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled.
We expect that You will use caution and common sense when using the TECET Web Sites. The Web Site Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. TECET makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any TECET Web Sites or the Web Site Content. The use of TECET Web Sites and the Web Site Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to TECET Web Sites and may be made at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein placed by You on the TEC Job Board. Employers are solely responsible for their postings on the TECET Job Board.
TECET is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of any TECET Web Sites and TECET shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting jobs on the TECET Job Board.
TECET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY TECET WEB SITES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY TECET WEB SITES AND OUR SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY TECET WEB SITE OR THE WEB SITE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, TECET IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE TECET WEB SITES AND WEB SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TECET, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TECET MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE WEB SITE CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL TEC, ITS MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY TECET WEB SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY TECET WEB SITE AND THE WEB SITE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TECET IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Links to Other Sites
The TECET Web Site at www.engineers.org and certain other TECET Web Sites contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by TECET of the contents on such third-party Web sites. TECET is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If You decide to access linked third party Web sites, You do so at your own risk.
No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TECET'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TECET WEB SITE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.
TECET Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to deletion of your postings from this Web Site and the other TECET Web Sites and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access this Web Site and the other TECET Web Sites and/or any other service provided to You by TECET, upon any breach by You of these Terms and Conditions or if TECET is unable to verify or authenticate any information You submit to the Web Site or other TECET Web Sites registration.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless TECET, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any material You provide to a TECET Web Site, (ii) any Web Site Content that You use or (iii) your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. TECET shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist You, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
TECET and TECET Members Programs
TECET and its member associations offer various programs and educational seminars. Unfortunately, from time to time programs are cancelled or changed due to a variety of reasons, including under enrollment, course instructor shortages, re-allocation of learning resources and other logistical problems. Class changes and cancellations are not within TECET’scontrol. Accordingly, TECET and its member associations are not responsible for any loss, damage, liability, expense or other problem or cost that You may incur or that may arise as a result of any class, the instruction received therein, your class being cancelled, or as a result of, or any change in, the subject matter, location or time of the class, or change in the instructor, facilities or equipment used in the class.