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Terms of Use

ClearedConnections

Updated February 9, 2017

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION ON IT.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING REGISTERING AS A JOB SEEKER OR EMPLOYER, OR RECEIVING ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE. These Terms of Use include our Privacy Statement, which can be found here.

Cleared Connections (the "Company"), makes this website (the "Site") and the information, text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, and other materials available on or through the Site (collectively "Content") available for your use, subject to your agreement with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. Otherwise, if you access or use this Site or any of its content in any way, these Terms of Use form a binding contract between you and the Company.

Cleared Connections reserves the right to delete, modify or supplement the Site or the Content at any time and for any reason without notifying you about such changes. We also reserve the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of this Site at any time without notice.

Cleared Connections also reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time. We will try to notify you of any changes through a notice on our home page or through some other means. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms of Use. Regardless, your continued use of the Site or any Content available on it after we have posted changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

The terms "you" and "user" as used in these Terms of Use refer to all individuals or entities accessing this Site for any reason.

If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your right to use this Site and its Content automatically terminates, and you must immediately destroy any Content you may have downloaded or printed from the Site in violation of these Terms of Use.

OWNERSHIP RIGHTS

All Content available on the Site, as well as the design, layout, and other elements of this Site are the sole property of the Company or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other U.S. and foreign laws. Any rights granted to you constitute a license and not a transfer of title. The Company reserves the right to revoke your authorization to view, download, and print the Content available on the Site at any time.

Trademarks. ClearedConnections® is a federally-registered trademark of the Company. Other trademarks displayed on the Site are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any of these trademarks, logos or service marks without the advance written consent of the Company or the third party owner, as applicable.

USE OF CONTENT

You may use the Content and the Site only to search for a job or for employees, or for other personal, informational or internal purposes. The Company authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Content on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

Unauthorized use of any Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark, and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the 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 Company creates to generate its pages. It is also protected by the Company's copyright.

ACCEPTABLE SITE USE

General Rules: You agree to use the Site and all Content only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. Users may not use the Site to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material (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 the Company or others, or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive or hateful.

Site Security Rules: Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account 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 other user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (e) 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. The Company will investigate occurrences which 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

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. The Company specifically prohibits any use of the Site, and all users agree not to use the Site, for any of the following:

  1. Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical, company or job information, or otherwise creating a false identity.
  2. Disparaging the Company or otherwise harming its reputation in any way.
  3. Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity requires an up-front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (no significant salary), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents.
  4. Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.
  5. Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on this Site, or any system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any linked sites.
  6. Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure.
  7. 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.
  8. Using or attempt to use another's account or password, or otherwise access or attempt to access any Content or features of the Site you are not authorized to access.
  9. 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 this Site other than the search engine and search agents available from the Company on this Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome).
  10. Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
  11. Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the materials or information available from the Site.
  12. Framing of or linking to any of the materials or information available from the Site.

We may deny or limit your access to the Site if you violate any of these restrictions.

USER INFORMATION

You may need an account to use all or a portion of the Site. All of the information you provide in connection with such registration is stored on severs the Company controls.

When you register for an account on the Site as an employee, employer or a guest, you will be asked to provide the Company with certain information about yourself, such as a valid email address or other contact information. You agree the information you provide to the Company is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times.

When you register, you may be asked to provide a password. You are solely 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 notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in our Privacy Statement on this Site, you understand and agree that the Company may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. The Company will not disclose to any third party, other than an employer registered on the Site, your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. The Company reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences you identify in your registration or any time afterward. Please see the Company's Privacy Statement for further details regarding your information.

USER SUBMISSIONS

As a user, you are solely responsible for your own communications and for the consequences of their posting. By posting or publishing any content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (1) you are the creator and owner of the content you post, or 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 licenses you grant in this section; and (2) your content, and the use of your content as contemplated by these Terms of Use, does not and will not: (a) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (c) cause the Company to violate any law or regulation.

You must not, and by using this Site you agree not to, do the following things: (i) post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; (ii) post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner to post them; (iii) post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; (iv) post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; (v) post a sexually-explicit image or statement; (vi) post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; (vii) impersonate another person; or (viii) 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.

The Company 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.

The Company acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information. It 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 a communication or other content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms of Use, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication or content. The Company has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Site for violating the Terms of Use or the law, and the right to remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. The Company may take any action with respect to user-submitted information it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for the Company or may cause the Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

By submitting content or other information to any public or non-public area of the Site, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant the Company and its affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license, with the right to sublicense (through multiple tiers), to use, host, store, 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 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 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 Site retains all rights that may exist in such content.

Identification of Agent to Receive Notification and Elements of Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

If you believe any of your copyrighted work has been uploaded, posted or copied to this Site and is accessible on this Site 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 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 e-mail 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.
  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.

Policy Regarding Termination of Users and Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe the Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Rights of Others

The Company and all of our affiliated companies 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 this Web Site, you agree not to use the Site 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 Site 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.

GENERAL RESUME DATABASE ACCESS GUIDELINES

The Company uses the following guidelines to regulate access to the resume database on the Site:

  • Resume database access is limited to authorized US Government agencies and contractors.
  • Access is limited to organizations and individuals registering for the stated purpose of recruiting potential future employees.
  • All requested identifying employer information must be provided before access will be considered.
  • Requests for access must be accompanied by an email from the employer's place of business that includes their Security Officer's name and number for follow-up verification.
  • Explanation of the intended use of resume information, who will have access to the information, and what safeguard will be taken to ensure that this information will be used only for the purpose of seeking potential employees.

The Company reviews all users before allowing access to the Site and grants access only to organizations that have a valid interest in hiring applicants from the Site. Employer users may include government agencies, government contractors, academia, the defense industry, and information sciences industry members. The Company does not knowingly grant access to any organization that may have intentions other than offering employment, or that may be inappropriate viewers of your career info.

The Company recognizes that some of the information contained in resumes of cleared professionals may be sensitive or contain potentially proprietary information. As such, the Company does not review, and does not take responsibility for, any information contained in resumes of potential employees. Resume content is the sole liability of the resume writer.

Total Confidentiality of Your Resume Cannot Be Guaranteed

The confidentiality of material posted on any Internet website cannot be guaranteed. You should expect that your resume information could potentially be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet and a determination to hack a system. To meet the concern for security and privacy the Company provides a number of protective measures that are described in our Privacy Statement.

THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY

This Site acts only as a venue for employers to post job opportunities and candidates to post resumes. The Company does not screen or censor the listings offered or get involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the Company 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, be aware 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 Site.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Company cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Since we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Site, if you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Company (and our agents and employees) 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."

The Company expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any user-posted content. We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information users provide or make available through the Site. 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 this Site. The Company may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any of user-posted content that, in the Company's sole judgment, violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. You agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable right or remedy you have or may have against the Company with respect to your content.

The Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors and the Content may be out of date. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Site or the Content. You also understand that the Company makes no commitment to update or correct such Content, and you agree we have no responsibility for the substance, accuracy, reliability, currency, sufficiency, or completeness of any information, content, service, or merchandise presented or referenced on the Site. The use of the Site and the Content is at your own risk.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein that you store or otherwise place on the Site. Employers are solely responsible for their postings on the Web Site.

The Company is not to be considered an employer with respect to your use of the Site, and the Company shall not be responsible for any employment decisions made, for whatever reason, by any entity posting jobs on the Web Site.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Company makes no representation or warranty that: (1) the Content will be accurate, reliable, complete, current or timely; (2) the Content will meet your requirements; (3) access to the Site or the Content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (4) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site or its Content will be effective, accurate, or reliable; (5) the quality of any Content obtained or accessible by you through the Site will meet your expectations; or (6) any errors in the Content obtained through the Site, or any defects in the Site or Content, will be corrected.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The Web Site contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Company of the contents on such third-party Web sites. The Company 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

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Term of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE 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), WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTIES, FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT; THE STATEMENTS OR ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE SITE; ANY DEALINGS WITH OUR VENDORS, PARTNERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES; ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS OR DATA; ANY INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED THROUGH THE SITE; ANY FAILURE TO STORE OR THE LOSS OF ANY DATA, FILES, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE; ANY DELAY OF OR INTERRUPTION IN THE USE OF THE SITE; OR ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE. YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON.

The aggregate liability for the Company to you for all claims arising from the use of the Site and its Content is limited to $100.

TERMINATION

The 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 Site and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Site and any other service the Company may provide to you, upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Site registration with or ability to access the Site.

INDEMNITY

By using the Site or any Content available through it, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees, partners, and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging, arising out of, related to, resulting from or in connection with your use of or connection to the Site, including but not limited to: (1) any information, materials or files you submit, post to, or transmit through the Site or the Content; (2) your breach of the terms of these Terms of Use; or (3) your violation of any laws or the rights of another person or entity. The Company 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. The Company may elect to participate in any such suit, action or proceeding using counsel of our choice and at our expense, but such participation would not relieve you of your obligations set forth in this paragraph.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

By accessing and using this Site in any way, you agree that the statutes and laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia governs all matters relating to your access to or use of this Site, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts within Fairfax County in the Commonwealth of Virginia with respect to such matters, and you waive and agree not to raise any objections regarding the jurisdiction of, or venue in, those courts.

GENERAL

The Company makes no claims that the Content may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The Terms of Use and the other rules, guidelines, licenses, and disclaimers posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to your access to and use of the Site and its Content. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any of provision of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. Any failure by the Company to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms of Use or any related right does not constitute a waiver of that right or any other provision. The headings used in these Terms of Use are included by convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect the interpretation of these Terms of Use. No changes to these Terms of Use shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF USE

Certain areas of this Site are subject to additional terms of use. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas.

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