Terms of Use

1. ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF USE
These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) govern the use by you (“you” or “your”) of the website bountybuddy.com offered by Technical Connections, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “our”). As used in these Terms of Use the singular term “Website” includes bountybuddy.com, all websites and all devices or applications that collect personal information from you that we or our successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or other companies under a common control that we may have now or in the future, as well as our sponsorship and advertising partners (individually and collectively, the “Affiliated Companies”), operate that link to these Terms of Use, web pages within each such website, device or application, any equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup website, device or application, and web pages that are associated with each such website, device or application.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE YOU ARE AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, WHICH MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME AS SET FORTH BELOW. SUCH CHANGES BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND IF YOU USE THE WEBSITE AFTER THEY BECOME EFFECTIVE SUCH USE WILL SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE CHANGES. YOU SHOULD CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AND REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE REGULARLY SO YOU ARE AWARE OF THE MOST CURRENT RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS THAT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.

You agree that these Terms of Use are supported by good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge. Such consideration includes, without limitation, your use of the Website and the materials and information available on the same.

In addition to these Terms of Use, we have established the BountyBuddy guidelines to explain how BountyBuddy works and our Privacy Policy to explain how we collect and use information about you. The BountyBuddy guidelines and Privacy Policy are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the Website, you are also signifying your acknowledgement and agreement to the BountyBuddy Guidelines and our Privacy Policy.

The Website is only made available to users 18 years of age or older. If you are not 18 years old, please discontinue using the Website immediately, or if for any reason, you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use, please discontinue using the Website immediately. By using or attempting to use the Website, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age and meet any other eligibility and residency requirements of the Website.

If you are located outside of the United States, your use of this Website is at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws. By using this Website, participating in any Website activities, and/or providing us with your personal information (or that of our Buddy, as defined below), you (i) consent to the transfers and processing of any information you provide to the Website; (ii) acknowledge that U.S. law often provides a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of various countries including, but not limited to, the European Union; and (iii) understand that this Website will deal with your information (and that of your Buddy) in accordance with our Privacy Policy and U.S. law. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in any other country or jurisdiction.

2. BOUNTYBUDDY REQUIREMENTS
By submitting the application and other information we may request regarding your proposed referral (each such referral, a “Buddy”), you acknowledge and agree that (a) you have your Buddy’s full power and authority to provide all such information, (b) your Buddy agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use, (c) to the best of your knowledge, information and belief, your Buddy is able to meet the requirements of the given job position, (d) your Buddy will be vetted and screened by us and/or by the prospective employer offering the given job position, and (e) if your Buddy is not offered the job position or refuses to accept the job position, we may continue to contact and/or work with your Buddy in relation to one or more other job position(s), and as such you will not be eligible to receive any compensation for any such other job position. All compensation due to you with regard to each referred position as set forth on the Website (the “Bounty”) shall be paid as follows: ten percent (10%) of the total Bounty after your Buddy successfully completes his or her first full business day in the job position, and ninety percent (90%) of the total Bounty after your Buddy successfully completes his or her probationary time period in the job position (with most probationary time periods approximately ninety (90) days in length). A person is not eligible to qualify as a Buddy (and you will not be eligible to receive any Bounty related thereto) if (f) he or she has been contacted or in contact with us within ninety (90) days prior to your related submission, or (g) he or she is already employed or engaged by an Affiliated Company or other person or entity with whom we are partnered or affiliated. Self-referrals (i.e. Buddy applications that you submit to us on your own behalf) are eligible for fifty percent (50%) of the related Bounty only. OUR BOUNTY PROGRAM IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Website and included content (and any derivative works or enhancements of the same) including, but not limited to, all text, illustrations, files, images, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, information, content, materials, products, services, URLs, technology, documentation, and interactive features (collectively, the “Website Content”) and all intellectual property rights to the same are owned or licensed by us and/or the Affiliated Companies. Additionally, all of our trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress that may appear on the Website are owned by us and/or the Affiliated Companies. Except for the limited use rights granted to you in these Terms of Use, you shall not acquire any right, title or interest in the Website or any Website Content. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are expressly reserved.

4. WEBSITE ACCESS AND USE
Access to the Website including, without limitation, the Website Content is provided for your information and personal, non-commercial use only, in relation to the referral program set forth on the Website only. When using the Website, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws including, without limitation, copyright law and all other intellectual property law. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, transmit, or otherwise exploit Website Content for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining prior written consent from us or, in the case of third-party content, its respective owner. You may download or print one (1) copy of Website Content for your use as permitted above. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights or any license in or to the Website Content by downloading or printing Website Content. Furthermore, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, you agree that you will not, directly or indirectly:

  1. remove, alter, cover, or distort any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice on the Website or Website Content;
  2. circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website including, without limitation, any features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Website or Website Content;
  3. use an automatic device (such as a “robot” or “spider”) or manual process to copy or “scrape” the Website or Website Content for any purpose without our express written permission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that we may grant public search engine operators permission to use automatic devices (such as robots or spiders) to copy Website Content from the Website for the sole purpose of creating (and only to the extent necessary to create) a searchable index of Website Content that is available to the public, and that we reserve the right to revoke this permission (generally or specifically) at any time;
  4. transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;
  5. forge any TCP/IP packet header or part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting for any reason;
  6. frame or link to the Website, content or other information available from any third party website, unless permitted under these Terms of Use;
  7. post any resume, profile or Membership (as defined below) on behalf of any third party without that third party’s prior consent;
  8. defer any contact related to a job posting from any employer to any agent, agency or other third party;
  9. collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Website including, without limitation, user names, passwords, or email addresses;
  10. solicit other users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization without our prior written approval;
  11. attempt to or interfere with the proper working of the Website or impair, overburden, or disable the same;
  12. decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any portion of the Website;
  13. use network-monitoring software to determine architecture of or extract usage data from the Website;
  14. encourage conduct that violates any local, state or federal law, either civil or criminal of the United States or any other country or region, or impersonate another user, person, or entity (e.g., using another person’s Membership without permission, etc.);
  15. affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Website, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Website, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Website;
  16. violate U.S. export control laws, including, without limitation, violations of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations administered by the Department of Commerce, or U.S. sanctions laws and regulations; or
  17. engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website.

Furthermore, you agree to fully cooperate with us to investigate any suspected or actual activity that is in breach of these Terms of Use.

5. USER REGISTRATION
In order to access or use some features of the Website, you must become a registered user. As stated above, if you are under the age of 18, then you are not permitted to register as a user or otherwise submit personal information for you or any third party.

If you become a registered user, you agree that you will provide true, accurate and complete registration information, and true, accurate and complete information with regard to each Buddy, and, if such information changes, you will promptly update the relevant registration information. During registration, you will create a user name and password (a “Membership”), which may permit you access to certain areas of the Website not available to non-registered users. You are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any such information you submit, including but not limited to resumes and material contained therein, and for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your Membership. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs under your Membership, whether or not you have authorized the activity. You agree to notify us immediately at info@bountybuddy.com of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Membership.

6. ADVERTISING
From time to time, you may communicate with, receive communications from, be re-directed to, interact with, or participate in or use the services or obtain goods and services of or from, the Affiliated Companies or other third parties (collectively, the “Advertisers”) such as our advertisers, sponsors, or promotional partners as a result of your use of the Website. All such communication, interaction and participation is strictly and solely between you and such Advertisers and we shall not be responsible or liable to you in any way in connection with these activities or transactions (including, without limitation, any representations, warranties, covenants, contracts or other terms or conditions that may exist between you and the Advertiser or any goods or services you may purchase or obtain from any Advertiser).

7. THIRD PARTY LINKS
In many instances, Website Content will include content posted by a third party or will represent the opinions and judgments of a third party. We do not endorse, warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Website by anyone other than authorized employees or spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.

If there is a dispute between persons accessing the Website or between persons accessing the Website and any third party (including without limitation any person or entity offering a job position via the Website), you understand and agree that we are under no obligation to become involved. If there is such a dispute, you hereby release the Website, us, and our officers, directors, employees, partners, agents, clients, and distribution partners, Affiliated Companies, and each of their related companies (collectively, the “Indemnified Entities”) from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with such dispute.

The Website may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties. We do not operate or control, in any respect, or necessarily endorse the content found on these third-party websites. You assume sole responsibility for your use of third-party links. We are not responsible for any content posted on third-party websites or liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your dealings with any third-party or their website.

8. TERMINATION
We reserve the right in our sole discretion and at any time to terminate or suspend your Membership and/or block your access to the Website for any reason including without limitation if you have failed to comply with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use. You agree that the Indemnified Entities shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or suspension of your Membership or for blocking your access to the Website.

Any suspension or termination shall not affect your obligations to us under these Terms of Use. The provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive the suspension or termination of your Membership or these Terms of Use shall survive including, but not limited to the rights and licenses that you have granted hereunder, indemnities, releases, disclaimers, limitations on liability, provisions related to choice of law, dispute resolution, no class action, no trial by jury and all of the miscellaneous provisions set forth below.

9. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnified Entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of, related to, or that may arise in connection with: (i) your access to or use of the Website; (ii) Buddy information provided by you, on your behalf or through use of your Membership; (iii) any actual or alleged violation or breach by you of these Terms of Use; (iv) any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant that you have made to us; or (v) your acts or omissions. You agree to cooperate fully with us in the defense of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

10. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE INDEMNIFIED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF THE ABOVE LISTED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WEBSITE CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY CONTENT POSTED BY A THIRD-PARTY OR CONDUCT OF A THIRD-PARTY ON THE WEBSITE.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF THE INDEMNIFIED ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE TOTAL PAYMENTS RECEIVED FROM YOU BY THE INDEMNIFIED ENTITIES DURING THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD OR $100. FURTHERMORE, YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

11. DISCLAIMERS
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED AND/OR RECEIVED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT ONLY TO ANY APPLICABLE WARRANTIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND SUPPLIERS, IF ANY. THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT AND ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY US ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE INDEMNIFIED ENTITIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY: (A) WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THOSE OF YOUR BUDDY; (B) WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, SECURITY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, OR INFORMATIONAL CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED AND/OR RECEIVED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE; (C) WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (D) WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON OUR WEBSITE OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE; (E) WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE; (F) WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE OR UNINTERRUPTED; AND (G) WARRANTIES THAT ERRORS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. FURTHER, IN RELATION TO JOB POSITIONS, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE INDEMNIFIED ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS, MADE FOR WHATEVER REASON, IN RELATION TO ANY JOBS/POSITIONS FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE.

In some jurisdictions limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. These limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

12. CHOICE OF LAW; JURISDICTION AND VENUE
These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws rules that would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the State of California. Any legal proceedings against the Website or Indemnified Entities that may arise out of, relate to, or be in any way connected with the Website or these Terms of Use shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court in the State of California, County of Los Angeles; and you waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

13. NO CLASS ACTIONS; NO TRIAL BY JURY
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PURSUE DISPUTES ON A CLASSWIDE BASIS; THAT IS, TO EITHER JOIN A CLAIM WITH THE CLAIM OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, OR ASSERT A CLAIM IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF ANYONE ELSE IN ANY LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING.

14. AMENDMENT; ADDITIONAL TERMS
We reserve the right in our sole discretion and at any time and for any reason, to modify or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website or to modify these Terms of Use. In addition, we reserve the right to provide you with operating rules or additional terms that may govern your use of the Website generally, unique parts of the Website, or both (“Additional Terms”). Any Additional Terms that we may provide to you are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. To the extent any Additional Terms conflict with these Terms of Use, the Additional Terms will control.

Modifications to these Terms of Use or Additional Terms will be effective immediately upon notice, either by posting on the Website or by notification by email or conventional mail. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Use and the Website from time to time for any changes or Additional Terms. Your access and use of any of the Website following any modification of these Terms of Use or the provision of Additional Terms will signify your assent to and acceptance of the same. If you object to any subsequent revision to the Terms of Use or to any Additional Terms, immediately discontinue use of the Website and, if applicable, terminate your Membership.

15. MISCELLANEOUS
No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.

These Terms of Use (including the BountyBuddy guidelines, Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms) constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.

You may not assign these Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Any such purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent will be null and void and of no force and effect. We may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent and without notice.