Terms of Service

HotSchedules Terms of Service

 

Effective Date: December 10, 2015

 

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of the websites (collectively and individually, the “Site”) and related products and services (including, without limitation HotSchedules, Jobsabi, HotSchedules Recruit, HotSchedules IoT Platform, HotSchedules Back Office, HotSchedules Train, HotSchedules Inventory, HotSchedules Logbook, Macromatix, Schoox, GoHire, The Manager’s Red Book, HotSchedules Reveal, HotSchedules Count, the Logbook, and Digital Red Book), mobile applications, developer platforms, premium services, plug-ins or any content or information provided as part of the Site (the “Services”), which are owned or operated by Red Book Connect, LLC (“HotSchedules”, “we”, “our” or “us”). These Terms are an agreement between you and HotSchedules with respect to any Services you opt into (i.e. all Services identified as part of your sign-up process or other acceptance of these Terms) or otherwise use that are governed by these Terms.

 

These Terms may apply to you individually (“Personal User”), the business or other legal entity user you represent (“Business User”), or both. If you are using the Site or Services on behalf of a company or other legal entity (i.e. a Business User), you hereby represent and warrant that you have the authority to enter into these Terms on behalf of the Business User. Notwithstanding the foregoing, these Terms shall not apply to any Business User that has an existing agreement with us to the extent such other agreement governs such Business User’s use of the applicable Services. However, if a Business User has a separate agreement with us for certain Services (e.g. HotSchedules) but not other Services (e.g. HotSchedules IoT Platform), these Terms shall govern such other Services that are not already governed by an agreement with HotSchedules. Additionally, if you are a natural person using the Site or Services on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you (as a Personal User) are nevertheless individually bound by these Terms even if your company has a separate agreement with us. As used in these Terms and unless separately identified as applicable to either a Personal User or Business User only, “you” and “your” refer to both you individually (Personal User) and, to the extent these Terms apply, the company on behalf of which you are entering into these Terms (Business User).

 

By accessing the Site or registering for or using the Services, you: (1) acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms; (2) agree to be bound by them in their entirety, and (3) are entering into a legally binding agreement with us.

 

Our privacy statement, available at https://www.hotschedules.com/privacy-policy/, is incorporated by reference into these Terms. Please read these Terms and the privacy statement before you access the Site or Services, as these Terms form a binding legal agreement between you and HotSchedules.

 

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOUR USE OF OUR SITE AND SERVICES REQUIRES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, INCLUDING THE POLICIES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN, WHICH INCLUDES THE HOTSCHEDULES PRIVACY STATEMENT, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.hotschedules.com/privacy-policy/.

 

1. Electronic Notices and Disclosures

 

You acknowledge and agree that HotSchedules may provide notices and other disclosures to you, required by these Terms, any other agreement, or law, electronically by posting such notices or other disclosures on HotSchedules’ website or by emailing it to you at any email address provided to HotSchedules by you. Such notices or other disclosures shall be considered received by you following the posting on the website or twenty-four (24) hours following the email being sent to you, as applicable. Any such electronic notice or other disclosure shall have the same effect and meaning as if it had been provided to you as a paper copy.

 

2. Changes to the Terms

 

We may add to, change or remove any part of these Terms, at any time without prior notice to you other than listing of a later effective date than the one set forth at the top of these Terms. Such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting at the Site. As your next visit to a Site or use of the Services may be governed by different Terms, we encourage you to look for a new effective date on these Terms when you visit the Site or use the Services. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for changes. If we make any material changes to these Terms, we will endeavor to provide registered users with additional notice of any changes, such as at your e-mail address of record or when you log-in to your account.

Your use or continued use of the Site or Services following the posting or notice of any changes to these Terms or any other posted policies shall constitute your acceptance of the changed Terms or policies.

 

3. Authorized User; Your Responsibility.

 

You may not access or use the Site or Services if you are unable to form a binding, legal agreement with HotSchedules. You affirm that you have the authority to enter into these Terms. You assume all responsibility for your use of, and access to, the Site or Services.

Accounts are for a single user, company or other legal entity, as applicable. Any multiple-party use, other than individual use on behalf of Business User, is prohibited. For example, sharing a login between Personal Users and other individuals is prohibited.

 

4. Personal Information; Your Content; Your Account

 

4.1. Accuracy.

By registering for our Services, you represent and warrant that all information you submit to us is true, accurate, current and complete and that you will promptly notify us in writing if your information changes. It is your responsibility to keep your account and profile information accurate and updated. We are not responsible for any disputes or claims related to any inaccurate, incomplete, or untimely information provided by you to us.

 

4.2. Privacy.

You may browse the Site without providing us with any personal information; however, to use our Services, you must register with us and submit certain personally identifiable information. You expressly agree that we may collect, disclose, store and otherwise use your information in accordance with the terms of the HotSchedules privacy statement, which you can find and read at https://www.hotschedules.com/privacy-policy/.

 

4.3 Your Content.

As between you and HotSchedules, you own the information, materials, photos, or other content you provide HotSchedules or a TP Publisher, or through the Services or a TP App, under these Terms. Any Content that you upload or otherwise provide to HotSchedules in connection with the Site or Services may be used by HotSchedules in order to provide and promote the Site, Services or HotSchedules’ business, subject to the HotSchedules privacy statement. Notwithstanding the following licenses, you retain all rights to the Content, except as otherwise provided herein or as otherwise provided in any other agreement between you and HotSchedules. Any Content you submit to us is provided at your own risk of loss. You are solely responsible for all Content you share, provide, display, publish, or disseminate to others, whether such action was taken by us or you. By providing Content to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit it and that it is not confidential and not in violation of any law, contractual restrictions or other third party rights (including any intellectual property rights). HotSchedules may also remove or delete your Content from the Site or Services at any time in its sole discretion.

 

4.3.1 Business User License.

As a Business User, you grant to HotSchedules, and all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns a worldwide perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable, non-exclusive, and transferable right to use, publish, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, publicly display and otherwise use the Content as reasonably necessary and appropriate to provide the Services. Additionally, you authorize us to use your corporate logo and corporate name, if applicable, for any promotional purposes (to opt-out, email us at OptOut@hotschedules.com).

 

4.3.2 Personal User License.

As a Personal User, you grant to HotSchedules, and all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns, a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable, non-exclusive, and transferable right to use, publish, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works of, adapt, publicly display and otherwise use the Content. Such right to use such Content shall survive the termination of these Terms and termination of the Services. You authorize us to use, forward, or post your profile or related information on other sites and services.

 

4.4 Social Media Integration.

The Services may allow you to enable or log in to the Services via various social networking services like Facebook or Twitter (“Social Network Service(s)”). By directly integrating these services, we make your online experiences richer and more personalized. To take advantage of this feature, we will ask you to log into or grant us permission via the relevant Social Network Service. When you add a Social Network Services account to the Service or log into the Service using your Social Network Services account, we will collect relevant information necessary to enable the Service to access that Social Network Service and your data contained within that Social Network Service. As part of such integration, the Social Network Service will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to the Social Network Service, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance with our privacy statement. However, please remember that the manner in which Social Network Services use, store and disclose your information is governed by the policies of such third parties, and HotSchedules shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Network Services that may be enabled within the Service.

 

4.5 Interactions with Other Users.

You are solely responsible for all interactions with other users. You acknowledge and agree they are responsible for making your own decisions regarding persons you employee or job positions you take, as applicable. You acknowledge and agree that we do not conduct user background checks or verify any Content or other information provided by users on the Site or Services. HotSchedules offers various forums which allow you to post comments. HotSchedules also enables sharing of information by allowing users to post content and information, including links and information regarding certain job opportunities. Pursuant to the license granted by you above, HotSchedules may grant other users of the Site or Services access and share rights to your Content in accordance with these Terms, your settings and the nature of your connection with such other users. Information you share may be seen and used by other users of the Site or Services. HotSchedules cannot guarantee that users of the Site or Services will not use the information that you share on HotSchedules, nor the manner of use. HotSchedules is not responsible for another user’s or other third party’s misappropriation or misuse of your Content or other information. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. Additionally, HotSchedules is not responsible for the truthfulness, accuracy, authenticity, or completeness of any of the Content or any other information provided by other users or any other third party. You hereby release HotSchedules from all claims, demands, or damages of every kind, known or unknown, in any way connected with (i) any relationship arising between users of the Site or Service, (ii) any dispute between you and another user, or (iii) arising out of any services which originated through the Site or Services or were otherwise provided by a user. Additionally, you agree to immediately report to us any false information provided or misconduct by any user of the Site or Services.

 

4.6 Your Account.

Except for your Content licensed to us as set forth above, the account you create and any related profile is owned by us. With regard to your account, you agree to: (i) keep your password secure and confidential; (ii) not permit others to use your account; (iii) not use the accounts of others; (iv) not transfer your account to another party; and (v) notify us of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account. You are responsible for any activity occurring under your account.

 

4.7 Feedback.

You may from time to time identify problems, solutions to identified problems, provide suggestions, comments or other feedback related to our Site, Services or otherwise relating to HotSchedules (“Feedback”) to HotSchedules. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback is and shall be given entirely voluntarily and HotSchedules shall be free to use or disclose such Feedback for any purpose. You further acknowledge and agree that your Feedback does not contain confidential or proprietary information and you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from HotSchedules under any circumstances relating to such Feedback.

 

5. Your Eligibility

To be eligible to use the Site or Services, you represent and warrant that you: (i) are not currently restricted from the Site or Services and are not otherwise prohibited from having an account related thereto; (ii) will only maintain one account at any given time; (iii) will only provide accurate information to HotSchedules; (iv) have full power and authority to enter into these Terms and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; and (v) will not violate any rights of HotSchedules or a third party, including intellectual property rights.

 

6. Personal Use; Limited License; Ownership

Subject to the terms and conditions herein, HotSchedules grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license and right to access the HotSchedules Site and the Services through a generally available web browser, mobile device or HotSchedules authorized application to view content and information and otherwise use the Services to the extent intended and permitted by the functionality thereof. This license is personal to you, and you may not resell our Services, permit other users access to our Services through your account, or use the Services to host content for others. You may not copy or download any content from the Site or Services except with the prior written approval of HotSchedules. You acknowledge that, except as otherwise expressly provided, these Terms are solely between you and HotSchedules.

 

Furthermore, without the prior written approval of HotSchedules, you may not distribute, publicly perform or display, lease, sell, transmit, transfer, publish, edit, copy, create derivative works from, rent, sub-license, distribute, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise make unauthorized use of Site content or Services. Any commercial use of the Site or Services not expressly authorized is prohibited. You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to the Site or Services. Your rights are subject to your compliance with these Terms as well as any other agreements applicable to the Services you are using.

 

Making unauthorized copies or distribution of Site content or otherwise violating these Terms may result in the termination of your HotSchedules account, prohibition on use of the Services, and further legal action.

 

The Site and Services provided by HotSchedules are licensed, not sold. The Site and Services, and all copies of the Site and Services, are owned by HotSchedules or its third party licensors and are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trade secret laws. HotSchedules reserves all rights not expressly granted to you herein. You agree that you have no right to any HotSchedules trademark or service mark and may not use any such mark in any way unless expressly authorized by HotSchedules.

 

HotSchedules reserves the right to limit your use of or access to the Site or Services, in its sole discretion in order to maintain the performance and availability of the Site and to enforce these Terms of Service. Such limitations may include, without limitation, the number of reviews posted, the number of: (i) messages sent through the Site or Services, (ii) applications submitted, and (iii) reviews posted.

 

7. Fees; Payment Terms; Credits

If you purchase any services that we offer for a fee (“Paid Services”), you agree to pay the applicable fees for the Paid Services when due plus all related taxes. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of purchase. You agree to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Unless otherwise denoted, all fees are assessed in U.S. dollars. You also agree that HotSchedules and its third-party service providers providing payment processing services may store your payment information. We may charge your payment information for subsequent charges you authorize, such as account upgrades or other special charges authorized by you. If the payment method you use with us reaches its expiration date and you do not edit the applicable information or cancel such Paid Service, you authorize us to continue billing that payment method and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.

 

If you purchase a subscription to a Paid Service, you will be billed for your first month immediately upon purchasing or upgrading to a subscription account. Unless otherwise set forth on an applicable ordering document incorporating these Terms, the Services are billed in advance on a monthly basis and are non-refundable. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level, your payment information will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle in addition to the prorated change in the amount of your subscription for the remainder of the current billing cycle (downgrading your plan level may cause the loss of features or capacity of your account; HotSchedules does not accept any liability for such loss). Your subscription account shall automatically renew, provided that you may cancel the subscription any time before the end of the current billing period and the cancellation will take effect on the next billing period. You shall retain access to such Paid Services from the time you cancel until the start of the next billing period, but you will not receive a refund or credit for any days remaining in your current billing period.

 

In connection with Paid Services, users may be able or required to purchase “tokens” or “credits” (“Credits”) that can be used to post jobs or pay for other Paid Services. Additionally, in our sole discretion, we may give away Credits for promotional purposes or any other reason. Credits, including promotional Credits, may have expiration dates connected to them. Credits will no longer be valid following their respective expiration dates, if applicable.

 

HotSchedules may offer certain customers free trials to Paid Services. If you purchase a subscription to a Paid Service that includes a free trial, you will receive free access to such Paid Service for the duration of the free trial period. At the end of the applicable free trial period, you will be charged the price of the subscription for such Paid Service and may continue to be charged until you cancel your subscription. To avoid charges, you must cancel before the end of the free trial period.

 

Failure to pay may result in the termination of your subscription. You may cancel or suspend your Paid Services by contacting HotSchedules at (512) 904-4299. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, we do not guarantee refunds for lack of usage, dissatisfaction or any other reason. If you require a printed invoice for your transaction with us, you may request one by contacting HotSchedules at (512) 904-4299.

 

Paid Services may be subject to additional terms, in addition to these Terms, related to the provision of the Paid Service.

 

8. Use of Services

HotSchedules is not liable for the loss, corruption, alteration or removal of any content transmitted using our Site or Services. By using our Services, you expressly waive the right to seek damages and agree to hold HotSchedules harmless for any such loss, alteration, corruption or removal. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for retaining all records and reconciling all transaction information relating to your use of the Site or Services.

HotSchedules may also at any time modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of the Site, Services or your account, with or without notice, and you agree that HotSchedules will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance. Our Services are not intended to be used in countries where offering or providing the Services is illegal, and we do not offer the Services in such countries or to citizens of such countries, including the countries of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria or Sudan.

Subject to Section 20.9, you may terminate these Terms by terminating your use of the Site and Services and any related account.

 

9. HotSchedules Applications

HotSchedules may offer the Services through applications built using HotSchedules’ platform, including any mobile device applications or interactive plugins distributed on third-party websites. If you use Services through an application or interact with a HotSchedules plugin on a third-party site, we may receive information about you and your use of the Services. Additionally, by using an application that relates to or enables your use of the Services, you are accepting the terms of any end user license agreement associated with such application, in addition to these Terms.

 

If you are accessing the Services through an application from the Apple App Store, you and HotSchedules agree to the following additional terms:

 

HotSchedules and you acknowledge that these Terms are concluded between you and HotSchedules only, and not with Apple, and HotSchedules, not Apple, is solely responsible for the Services and the content thereof. HotSchedules and you agree to be bound by the App Store Terms of Service as of the Effective Date (which you acknowledge you have had the opportunity to review), including without limitation the Usage Rules (as defined in the App Store Terms of Service) (capitalized terms below have the definitions given to them in the App Store Terms of Service unless otherwise defined herein).

 

You may only access the Services on an iOS product that you own or control and only as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service.

 

To the extent set forth herein or required by applicable law, HotSchedules is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services. You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services.

 

HotSchedules, not Apple, is solely responsible for any product warranties set forth in these Terms, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the application to you; provided that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Services, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty, if any, will be HotSchedules’ sole responsibility, to the extent not disclaimer herein.

 

HotSchedules and you acknowledge that HotSchedules, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Services or your possession and/or use of the Services, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.

 

Apple shall in no way be responsible for any claim (including any related investigation, defense, settlement or discharge thereof) that the Services or your possession and use of the Services infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights.

 

If you send SMS messages through Services, you acknowledge that standard text messaging rates or other carrier charges may apply to such use.

 

If you authorize HotSchedules to access your Address Book on your iOS product, you acknowledge and agree that HotSchedules may access and use such data to invite share job with your contacts.

 

HotSchedules may send you Push Notifications if you authorize HotSchedules to do so.

 

10. Third-Party Applications, Content & Sites

 

10.1 Third-Party Applications.

In connection with the Services, HotSchedules may make available certain third-party software applications (“TP Apps”), including TP Apps that interoperate with Services. Your use of TP Apps will be governed by the terms and conditions of an end user license agreement (“TP EULA”) between you and the publisher of such TP App (“TP Publisher”). The TP Publisher has the right to enforce the TP EULA against you. If you do not want to comply with the TP EULA for a TP App, you must not use that TP App. HotSchedules is not a party to the TP EULA for any TP App. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by HotSchedules, any support or maintenance of the TP Apps shall be provided by the TP Publisher and only to the extent described in the TP EULA. You agree and acknowledge that HotSchedules has no responsibility for providing such support and maintenance. Failure of TP Publisher to provide support and maintenance will not entitle you to any refund of fees from HotSchedules in connection with obtaining the applicable TP App or support and maintenance.

 

Any information that a TP Publisher collects from you or your device will be subject to the applicable TP EULA, privacy notice, or similar terms that the TP Publisher provides to you. You hereby explicitly acknowledge and authorize HotSchedules to, in connection with your purchase, download, or use of one or more TP Apps, provide the TP Publisher with the information provided by you in completing the purchase. If you purchase, download, or use TP Apps, such TP Apps may transmit your data outside of HotSchedule’s systems during normal use, and the TP Publishers of those TP Apps may be able to obtain access to your data in the Services through an application programming interface (API) or other means. Such access may result in the disclosure, modification or deletion of your data by those TP Publishers or their TP Apps. Further, the TP Publisher and its agents and partners may collect and use data pertaining to your configuration and/or use of the TP Apps. HotSchedules is not responsible for any transmission, collection, disclosure, modification, use or deletion of your data, as described in this paragraph, by or through TP Apps or their TP Publishers. The third-party content included in the TP Apps is the sole responsibility of the TP Publisher of that content. HotSchedules is not responsible for any third-party content, whether or not it reviewed or moderated such content. You agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on TP Apps. HotSchedules does not in any way warrant the accuracy, reliability, security, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement, or quality of any TP Apps (including without limitation any applications or content contained therein), regardless of who originated that content.

 

HOTSCHEDULES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELATING TO SUCH TP APPS. HOTSCHEDULES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR OTHER INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON ANY TP APPS.

 

10.2 Other Third Party Content and Sites.

In addition to the foregoing provisions regarding TP Apps, we do not control, and we are not responsible for, any third-party data, content, services, or products (including software) that you access, download, receive or buy while using the Services. We may, but do not have any obligation to, block information, transmissions or access to certain information, services, products or domains to protect the Services, our network, the public or our users. Except with respect to TP Apps, we are not a publisher of third-party content accessed through the Services. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness or delivery of any opinions, advice, statements, messages, services, graphics, data or any other information provided to or by third parties as accessible through the Service.

 

From time to time, the Site and Services may contain references or links to third-party materials not controlled by HotSchedules or its suppliers or licensors. HotSchedules provides such information and links as a convenience to you and should not be considered endorsements of such sites or any content, products or information offered on such sites. You acknowledge and agree that HotSchedules is not responsible for any aspect of the information or content contained in any third party materials or on any third party sites accessible or linked to the Site or Services. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use a third party sites. Accordingly, if you decide to use third party sites, you do so at your own risk and agree that these Terms do not apply to your use of any third party sites. You should review any applicable terms or privacy policy of a third party sites before using it or sharing any information.

 

The Site and Services may incorporate the Google Maps API. Accordingly, if the Google Maps API is incorporated, by accessing or using our Site or Services, you hereby agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service (available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/) and Google’s Privacy Policy (available at http://www.google.com/privacy.html).

 

11. Acceptable Use Policy

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and Services. You may not use our Site or Services to post or transmit any illegal material, including without limitation any transmissions that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation. In particular, the following is a representative, non-exhaustive list of acts that are prohibited:

 

  • The transmission or posting of chain letters or pyramid schemes, or other acts that involve deceptive online marketing practices or fraud;

 

  • Acts that may materially and adversely affect the quality of other users’ experience;

 

  • Actual or attempted unauthorized use or sabotage of any computers, machines or networks;

 

  • Introducing malicious programs into HotSchedules’ Services, network or servers (e.g. viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.);

 

  • Engaging in any monitoring or interception of data not intended for you without authorization;

 

  • Attempting to circumvent authentication or security of any host, network, or account without authorization;

 

  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Site or Services, or any part thereof;

 

  • Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on the Site, Services, or technology underlying the Services, or other users’ content, in whole or part;

 

  • Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on the Site or Services (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in these Terms, or as expressly authorized by HotSchedules in writing;

 

  • Using any method, software or program designed to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information;

 

  • Transmitting or receiving, uploading, using or reusing material that is abusive, indecent, defamatory, harassing, obscene or menacing, or a breach of confidence, privacy or similar third party rights;

 

  • Transmitting or receiving, uploading, using or reusing material that violates any intellectual property rights of a third party, including, without limitation, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or copyrights;

 

Transmitting, receiving, uploading, using or reusing material that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); Falsifying user identification information; Using the Services for anything other than lawful purposes including, but not limited to, intentionally or unintentionally violating any applicable local, state, national or international law; or Impersonating any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a HotSchedules representative, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity.

 

HotSchedules enforces a zero-tolerance SPAM policy regarding information transmitted through our network. HotSchedules may determine in its sole discretion whether any transmissions are considered SPAM. SPAM includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

Bulk unsolicited e-mail, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation sent via the Site or Services, or e-mail that advertises any IP address belonging to HotSchedules or any URL (domain) that is hosted by HotSchedules.

 

The use of web pages set up on ISPs that allow SPAM-ing that directly or indirectly reference customers to domains or IP addresses hosted by HotSchedules.

 

Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the true origin of the message.

 

If HotSchedules determines that you have posted one or more articles of SPAM, we may cancel your account immediately and take steps to prevent you from using our network at any time thereafter.

 

You agree not to use the Site or Services for the purpose of recruiting for another website or soliciting or otherwise contacting other users for employment or any other business purpose (other than connecting with other users for the purpose of receiving or providing a job in connection with the purpose of the Site and Services, as applicable, and in accordance with these Terms of Service).

 

12. Copyright Protected Materials

HotSchedules respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects that you do the same. It is our policy to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the accounts of subscribers who infringe the copyrights of others. You may not upload, download, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, files, material, information, software or other material obtained through the Site or Services that is protected by copyright or other proprietary right or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or other right holder. HotSchedules has the right, but not the obligation, to remove from the Site and Services any files, material, information, software or other material HotSchedules believes is or may be, in its sole discretion, infringing or otherwise in violation of the rights of others.

 

If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, please provide a written communication regarding such belief to: customercare@hotschedules.com.

 

HotSchedule’s copyright policy is available on its website at www.hotschedules.com.

 

13. Export Control Laws.

The Services may be subject to export control restrictions of the United States, the European Union, Canada or other jurisdictions. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in any country, or exporting the Service to any person or place, to which the United States, the European Union, or any other jurisdiction has embargoed goods or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You agree to abide by U.S. and other applicable export control laws and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content subject to restrictions under such laws to a national destination prohibited by such laws, without first obtaining, and then complying with, any requisite government authorization. You further agree not to upload to Services any content, data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain types of encryption software. The assurances and commitments in this Section shall survive termination of these Terms.

14. Right to Restrict or Terminate Access

HotSchedules may deny or restrict your access to all or part of the Site or Services without notice in its reasonable discretion if it deems that you have engaged in any conduct or activities that HotSchedules in its reasonable discretion believes violates the letter or spirit of any of these Terms. If HotSchedules denies or restricts your access to the Services because of such a violation, you shall have no right to obtain any refund or credit for the subscriptions fees you have paid.

 

In the event that these Terms or the Services are terminated for any reason or no reason, you acknowledge and agree that you will continue to be bound by these Terms. Following termination, you shall immediately cease use of the Site and Services and any license granted to you under any agreement related to your use of the Site or Services shall immediately terminate. Termination of these Terms or the Services does not relieve you from your obligation to pay HotSchedules any amounts owed to HotSchedules. Upon termination, HotSchedules may, in its sole discretion, store your Content on its servers for a reasonable period of time or longer pursuant to its rights under these Terms, but we do not guarantee that your Content will still be available upon re-activation at a later time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HotSchedules reserves the right to delete all of your Content, data, and other information stored on HotSchedules’ servers. HotSchedules will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of the termination of these Terms or the Services or for any actions taken by HotSchedules pursuant to these Terms as a result of such termination. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, HotSchedules will not be liable to you or any third party for damages, compensation, or reimbursement relating to your use of the Site or Services, or the termination thereof.

 

15. Security

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for protecting your password and other personal information and for the consequences of not protecting such data. Access to our Services and to certain online transactions may involve the use of identification numbers, passwords, payment accounts or other individualized nonpublic information (“Private Documentation”). You shall use your best efforts to prevent unauthorized use of our Services, your account, or of any Private Documentation, and shall promptly report to HotSchedules any suspected unauthorized use or other breach of security. You shall be responsible for any unauthorized use of your account, identification numbers or passwords until we receive written notice of a breach of security and a request to block further access for such numbers and passwords. HotSchedules shall not be liable for any unauthorized use of payment accounts.

 

16. Children and Minors

By using our Services, you affirm that you are at least 13 years of age. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and associated rules, we do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under 13.

 

17. Disclaimer of Warranty

Actual service coverage, speeds, locations and quality may vary. HotSchedules will attempt to provide the Services at all times, except for limited periods for maintenance and repair. However, the Services and Site may be subject to unavailability for a variety of factors beyond our control including emergencies, third-party service failures, transmission, equipment or network problems or limitations, interference, signal strength, and may be interrupted, limited or curtailed. Delays or omissions may occur. We are not responsible for data, messages or pages lost, not delivered, delayed or misdirected because of interruptions or performance issues with the Site, Services, or communications services or networks. We may impose usage or Services limits, suspend the Services, or block certain kinds of usage in our sole discretion to protect users, the Services or the Site. The accuracy and timeliness of data received is not guaranteed.

 

YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE, ALL SITE CONTENT, AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NONINFRINGEMENT, AVAILABILITY OR ACCURACY OF INFORMATION. HOTSCHEDULES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR COMPLETELY SECURE MANNER OR THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. HOTSCHEDULES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE, IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, OR OTHERWISE.

 

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH EVENT, HOTSCHEDULES’ WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND SERVICES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN SUCH JURISDICTION.

 

18. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL HOTSCHEDULES, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY PARTNERS (“HOTSCHEDULES PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF OUR SERVICES OR SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY; INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF OUR SERVICES OR OUR SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES.

 

A HOTSCHEDULES PARTY’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID HOTSCHEDULES FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IN THE PRIOR THREE (3) MONTHS; AND (B) THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED (100) US DOLLARS.

 

SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE HOTSCHEDULES PARTIES’ LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS OF THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS REFLECTED IN THE PRICING OFFERED BY HOTSCHEDULES TO YOU AND IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 18 AND 19 WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY IN THIS AGREEMENT.

 

19. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the HotSchedules Parties harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party arising out of or relating to (i) any violation of these Terms by you; (ii) your Content or any other content or material you submit or otherwise transmit through our Site or Services; (iii) your violation of any rights of another; or (iv) your use of the Site or Services. HotSchedules reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to defense by you.

 

20. General Terms

 

20.1. Entire Agreement.

These Terms, along with any rules, guidelines, or policies published on the HotSchedules homepage constitute the entire agreement between HotSchedules and you with respect to your use of our Site Services. If there is any conflict between the Terms and any other rules or instructions posted on the Site or Services, the Terms shall control.

 

20.2. Amendments.

No amendment to these Terms by you by shall be effective unless acknowledged in writing by HotSchedules. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HotSchedules reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Terms or the policies referenced herein at any time as set forth above.

 

20.3. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue.

These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Delaware, without reference to its choice of law rules. Subject to the arbitration provisions below, exclusive venue for any action arising out of or in connection with this agreement shall be in Wilmington, Delaware. The parties each hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue in Wilmington, Delaware and waive any objections to such jurisdiction and venue. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that HotSchedules shall be entitled to apply for injunctive remedies or other equitable relief in any jurisdiction.

 

20.4. Dispute Resolution.

Excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief, for any claim where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online or be solely based on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not require any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration each party waives any right to a jury trial.

 

20.5 Limited Time to Bring Claim.

Subject to any applicable law to the contrary, you agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the use of our Site or Services must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, or such action will be permanently barred.

 

20.6. Severability.

If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid for any reason, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the rest of these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

 

20.7. Assignment.

You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of HotSchedules, which may be withheld in HotSchedules’ sole discretion.

 

20.8. Non-Waiver.

HotSchedules’ failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

 

20.9. Survival.

Any sections or terms which by their nature should survive or are otherwise necessary to enforce the purpose of these Terms, will survive the termination of these Terms and termination of the Services.

 

20.10. Headings.

All headings included in these Terms are included for convenience only, and shall not be considered in interpreting these Terms.

 

20.11. HotSchedules’ Rights Cumulative.

These Terms do not limit any rights that HotSchedules may have pursuant to any intellectual property laws or any other laws. All rights and remedies available to HotSchedules, pursuant to these Terms or otherwise, at law or in equity, are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies that may be available to HotSchedules.

 

20.12 No Injunctive Relief.

In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Site or Services, or any other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services.

 

20.13 Notice.

If you have any questions, complaints, or claims, you may contact HotSchedules at: 6504 Bridge Point Parkway, Suite 425, Austin TX 78730, (512) 904-4299.

 

20.14 Third-Party Beneficiaries.

If you are accessing the Services through an application from the Apple App Store, HotSchedules and you acknowledge and agree Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof. Except for the foregoing or as otherwise expressly set forth herein, there shall exist no right of any person, other than you and HotSchedules, to claim a beneficial interest in these Terms or any rights occurring by virtue of these Terms.

 

20.15 Relationship.

No independent contractor relationship, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchise relationship is created by these Terms.

 

 

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