SKILLSTRINGS - TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. DESCRIBED BELOW ARE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND THEY CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SKILLSTRINGS, LLC REGARDING YOUR USE OF OUR INTERNET WEBSITE SERVICE WWW.SKILLSTRINGS.COM. BY USING THE SERVICE, INCLUDING VIEWING CONTENT, YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SKILLSTRINGS, LLC (WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME A MEMBER). YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF WWW.SKILLSTRINGS.COM IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED ON YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

These are official terms and conditions ("Terms of Use") and form a legally binding agreement between you and SkillStrings, LLC ("SkillStrings", "we", "us", or "our") regarding your use of SkillStrings’s internet web site located at http://www.skillstrings.com, (the “Site” or “Website”), as well as the associated web pages services, features and functions made available by SkillStrings and this Site (individually and collectively, the "SkillStrings Services"). The term "SkillStrings Services" also includes any and all branded, equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup websites and web pages and those containing authorized content owned by SkillStrings. This Agreement includes SkillStrings’ policy for acceptable use of SkillStrings Services and content posted on the Site, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of SkillStrings Services and SkillStrings’ Privacy Policy. In order to participate in SkillStrings Services, you may be required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to SkillStrings Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

CERTAIN DEFINITIONS:

“Employer” or “Recruiter” or “Independent Recruiter” or “Recruiter representing a Staffing Agency” means a person or entity that is accessing the Site to post a job or utilizing the SkillStrings Services for any reason related to the purpose of seeking candidates for employment.

“Guest” means a person who is simply browsing the Site.

“Job Seeker” or “Candidate” or “employee” or “Resource” means a User who is accessing the Site to search for a job or in any other capacity except as an Employer.

Member” means a User who has registered on the Site.

“User” means a Guest or a Member.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

By using SkillStrings Services, you understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Agreement and that you will abide by the terms and conditions of our Agreement with you, whether you are a Guest, a Member, or a User. When we use the term "Agreement" we are referring to these Terms of Use, as well as any additional terms and conditions that apply to and govern your use of Content and Postings (all as defined below), any features, functions and services we make available to you from time to time through our SkillStrings Services, any official rules which apply to your participation in promotions, memberships, e-mail and/or newsletters ("Rules") and any additional terms and conditions referred to in any of the foregoing documents. These Terms of Use and our use of the term "Agreement" also includes our Privacy Policy. All of these are hereby incorporated into our Agreement with you by this reference and this Agreement will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of SkillStrings Services, even if your use of or participation in any particular service, feature, function or promotional activity terminates, expires, ceases, is suspended or deactivated for any reason.

The words "use" or "using" in this Agreement, means any time a User, directly or indirectly, with or without the aid of a machine or device, does or attempts to access, interact with, use, display, view, print or copy from SkillStrings Services, transmit, receive or exchange data or communicate with the SkillStrings Services, or in any way utilizes, benefits, takes advantage of or interacts with any function, service or feature of the SkillStrings Services, for any purpose whatsoever. This Agreement does not cover your rights or responsibilities with respect to third party content or any web sites or links that may direct your browser or your connection to third party web sites or web pages.

Please choose carefully the information you post on SkillStrings Services and that you provide to other Users. Your Postings may not include the following items: any photographs or video containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or unlawful subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other Users may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and SkillStrings assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of SkillStrings Services by any person, please contact us at legal@skillstrings.com

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by SkillStrings without restriction or notice to you.

1. REGISTRATION

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use SkillStrings Services or are a User. There are portions of SkillStrings Services and this Site that we make available to Users in the general public without registering and you may visit and browse those portions without charge or obligation; provided, however, we reserve the right to make changes, limit or restrict those portions at any time and from time to time in our discretion, without notice to you.

SkillStrings reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting, including email, by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of SkillStrings Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. Even after your account is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including all sections.

You acknowledge that, upon providing you with reasonable notice, SkillStrings reserves the right to charge for SkillStrings Services. In order to access and use certain services, features or functions of the SkillStrings Services, we require users to register and create an account. As part of the registration process, you will need to select and provide us with a unique email address and choose a password which must form a unique combination (a "User ID").We may request that you provide other information that we may require. We may also, from time to time and at any time, provide users with additional codes or passwords necessary to access and use certain services, features or functions of the SkillStrings Services. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes the non-public, personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") we collect, use, disclose, manage and store. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs with your User ID and you must keep your account password secure. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Your User ID is personal to you and you may not allow any others to use your User ID under any circumstances. You may never use another's account without permission. We are not liable for any harm caused or related to the theft or misappropriation or disclosure of all or any portion of your User ID, disclosure or your authorization of anyone else to use your User ID. You agree to immediately notify SkillStrings if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) your User ID or any other need to deactivate your User ID due to security concerns. Although SkillStrings will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of SkillStrings or others due to such unauthorized use.

2. MODIFICATIONS

We may modify this Agreement from time to time at our sole discretion and such modification shall be effective upon a) posting notices of changes on the Site and sending you e-mail about these changes or b) upon our notifying you through your Site member account. You should check back frequently and review the terms and conditions of this Agreement regularly so you are aware of the most current rights and obligations that apply to you and the terms and conditions of your agreement with us. We reserve the right to change, modify, withdraw, suspend or even permanently discontinue all or any portions of the SkillStrings Services at any time, without any liability or obligation to you, upon providing reasonable notice.

3. PRIVACY

We respect your privacy and the use and protection of your Personal Information. Please see our Privacy Policy for important information and disclosures relating to the collection and use of your Personal Information in connection with your use of SkillStrings Services. If you have any questions regarding SkillStrings’s privacy practices, you may send your question to us by e-mail to legal@skillstrings.com.

4. OWNERSHIP AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

4.1 Ownership. SkillStrings Services, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, all content, media and materials, all SkillStrings software, code, design, text, scripts, messages, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video material, media files, artwork, graphic material, articles, databases, proprietary information, writings, spoken statements, music, video recordings, audio-visual works and recordings, slides, works of authorship, animated and/or motion pictures, interactive features, caricatures, likenesses, profiles, vocal or other sounds, sound recordings, voices, voice reproductions, computer graphics and visual effects, as well as any accompanying documentation, packaging or other materials, tangible or intangible, and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of SkillStrings Services, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and 'look and feel' and arrangement of items, and all derivative works, translations, adaptations or variations of same, regardless of the medium, broadcast medium, format or form, now known or hereinafter developed or discovered, and regardless of where produced, on location, in a studio or elsewhere, in black-and-white or in colors, alone or in conjunction with other work, characters, real or imaginary, in any part of the world (all of the foregoing, individually and/or collectively, is referred to herein as "Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed SkillStrings and/or its affiliates, and their Advertisers (as defined in Section 7 below), licensors, suppliers, service providers, promotional partners and/or sponsors, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Our Content is legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign laws, regulations and treaties. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise or we explicitly say so in writing, the term "SkillStrings Services" includes "Content" as well.

4.2 Content Usage. Content on the Site is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. SkillStrings Services contain Content of Users and other SkillStrings licensors. Except for Content posted by you and unless we explicitly and specifically notify you otherwise in writing, you shall not, nor will you allow any third party, whether or not for your benefit, to reproduce, use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, post, distribute, sell, license, upload, transmit, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website) or otherwise exploit, any Content, including User Submissions, without the express prior written consent of SkillStrings.

4.3 License to Use by Users who are Job Seekers or Candidates. SkillStrings hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Sites only for your personal use seeking employment opportunities for yourself. This authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Sites solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any Content you post to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. Your use of the Site is a privilege. SkillStrings reserves the right to suspend or terminate that privilege for any reason at any time, in its sole discretion.

4.4 License to Use by Users who are Employers or Staffing Agencies. SkillStrings hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Site only for your internal business use seeking candidates for employment. This authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal use directly related to searching for and recruiting job prospects. SkillStrings also grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive license to use the SkillStrings Services for your internal use only. You may not sell, transfer or assign any of the SkillStrings Services or your rights to any of the SkillStrings Services provided by SkillStrings to any third party without the express written authorization of SkillStrings. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any Content you post to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. SkillStrings reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use at any time if SkillStrings determines that you are in breach of these Terms of Use.

4.5 User License. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content, or any other materials on or through SkillStrings Services, you hereby grant to SkillStrings a non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce, transmit, and distribute such Content on and through SkillStrings Services. This license will terminate at the time we remove such Content from SkillStrings Services; all requests for the removal of Content must submitted via email to legal@skillstrings.com. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through SkillStrings Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through SkillStrings Services.

We have no obligation to maintain or store any Content posted by you. We have the right to delete any Content for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to service cancellation or violation of this Agreement. Once deleted, any Content you have stored on or through the SkillStrings Services cannot be retrieved.

4.6 No Automated Systems. You may not use any computerized or automatic mechanism, including without limitation, any web scraper, offline reader, spider or robot, to access, extract or download any Content from the SkillStrings Services, unless you are expressly authorized to do so by SkillStrings. You agree not to use or launch any automated system that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to SkillStrings servers in a given period of time than a person can reasonably create in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, SkillStrings grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. SkillStrings reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Site. As an express condition of your use of the SkillStrings Services, you warrant to SkillStrings that you will not use SkillStrings Services for any unlawful purpose or purpose prohibited by these Terms of Use. If you violate any part of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any of the Content. SkillStrings makes no representation that any Content is legal or appropriate for use outside of the United States or that it is authorized for export from the United States or for import into any other country. You are solely responsible for complying with all import and export laws and regulations and all applicable laws of any jurisdiction inside and outside of the United States from which you may access SkillStrings Services.

4.7 Intellectual Property Rights Protection. SkillStrings’s Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and SkillStrings owns and retains all rights to its Content and SkillStrings Services. We require Users to respect our copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights and those of others, including other Users. On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the SkillStrings Services that infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to SkillStrings Services, this Site and its services of anyone who uses them repeatedly to infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Specific procedures to notify us about copyright infringement can be found in this Agreement which describes our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

The brands, names, logos, trade names, trademarks, service marks and other distinctive identifications ("marks") on or of SkillStrings Services, including, without limitation, "SkillStrings " and "skillstrings.com," are the intellectual property of, and proprietary to SkillStrings, LLC, its affiliates, its or their Advertisers, suppliers and others with whom these entities may do business. You have no right to use any of these marks or any confusingly similar marks for any purpose without the express prior written consent of SkillStrings.

5. PROFILES AND POSTINGS

Skillstrings Services may contain message and communication facilities ("Profiles") that may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, upload, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, information, files, messages, transmissions and Content with other users and/or with us and these are referred to in this Agreement as a "Post" or "Posting," and are collectively ("User Submissions"). You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, SkillStrings does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. SkillStrings reserves the right at all times, but does not have the obligation to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any Posting, in whole or part, that SkillStrings deems inappropriate for inclusion in the Profiles, for any reason or for no reason. SkillStrings may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of SkillStrings violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. SkillStrings assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time SkillStrings chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor SkillStrings Services, SkillStrings nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.

Employer’s Content must contain sufficient detail to convey clearly to the User the nature and requirements of the job opportunity, or, in the case of Users seeking employment, your qualifications as a candidate for employment. Employer’s Content that encourages the User to "email for more details" are not permitted. Content from any third party charging a fee or restricting complete access to all resume information are prohibited. Job postings must be individual openings for traditional, W-2 or 1099 employees. Resume postings must contain the accurate resume of a living individual seeking employment on a full-time, part-time, or contractual basis on his or her own behalf.

We do not endorse and have no control over the User Submissions. You understand that when using SkillStrings Services, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that SkillStrings is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You use the Profiles solely at your own risk; you are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of SkillStrings Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against SkillStrings with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold SkillStrings, its owners and Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the SkillStrings Services. SkillStrings neither endorses nor controls user Postings available, delivered or displayed in the Profiles and SkillStrings assumes no duty to monitor or endorse Postings within the Profiles, nor does SkillStrings represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability thereof or that any Posting complies with the terms or conditions of this Agreement and you should never rely upon any Posting as being true, accurate or reliable.

You understand, acknowledge and agree that Postings originating from any User ID are the sole responsibility of the individual associated with that User ID. This means that you, and not SkillStrings Services, are entirely responsible for the consequences of all your Postings on SkillStrings Services. Postings do not reflect the views of SkillStrings or any Affiliates. In no event shall SkillStrings or any affiliates have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any Posting whatsoever; provided, however, if we determine, in our sole discretion and judgment, that any Posting does or may violate any of the terms of this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to: (a) refuse to allow you to Post; (b) remove and delete Postings; (c) revoke your right to use the Profiles and SkillStrings Services; and/or (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to us to enforce the provisions of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration on SkillStrings Services. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. If a Posting originates from you or your User ID, you hereby agree that:

(a) you represent and warrant that (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize SkillStrings to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use; the Posting is original to you or fully cleared for use as contemplated herein, (ii) the Posting does and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement, (iii) the Posting does not contain libelous, tortious, obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate information, infringe or violate any copyright protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant SkillStrings all of the license rights granted herein, violate any other right, or contain any matter the publication or sale of which will violate any law, regulation or other governmental requirement or restriction, (iv) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use, (v) the Posting will not contain falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage SkillStrings or any third party, (vi) the Posting shall not be damaging or injurious to SkillStrings, any Affiliates or any user, (vii) you will not impersonate another person, and (viii) we shall not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of our use or exploitation of the Posting;

(b) if your Posting incorporates the name, logo, brand, service or trademark, voice, likeness or image of any person, firm or enterprise, you specifically represent and warrant that you have the right to place such Posting in the public domain and grant and Affiliates the right to use such Posting as described above; and

(c) we have the right to delete, re-format and/or change your Posting in any manner that we may determine (although you will not be responsible for any such changes made). SkillStrings does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. SkillStrings will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. SkillStrings reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice. SkillStrings will also terminate a User's access to SkillStrings Services, if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Submission removed from the Site more than twice. SkillStrings also reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. SkillStrings may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

In particular, if you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent: Daniel A. Pepper, Esq. Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should Be Sent: Pepper Law Group, LLC, 361 Route 31, Suite 1402, Flemington, New Jersey 08822; Telephone Number: 908.698.0330; Facsimile Number: 908.248.9220; E-mail Address: info@informationlaw.com; with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The amount of storage space on SkillStrings Services per user is limited and some Postings may not be processed due to space constraints or outbound message limitations. You understand, acknowledge and agree we assume no responsibility for deletion of Postings or any failure to store, receive or deliver Postings in a timely manner or at all or as to any other matter relating to Postings.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other SkillStrings Members. SkillStrings reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

6. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND OTHER VIOLATIONS

If you believe SkillStrings Services contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work please go directly to our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement and follow the procedures described.

If you believe that any Content on SkillStrings Services (including, without limitation, any Posting) violates any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement please contact us at legal@skillstrings.com. We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.

7. 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, third parties such as our advertisers, sponsors, or promotional partners ("Advertisers") as a result of or in connection with your use of SkillStrings Services or a hyperlinked site. All such communication, interaction and participation is strictly and solely between you and the Advertiser involved 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). SkillStrings will not be a party to and is in no way responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and an Advertiser. You should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

8. RULES OF CONDUCT

Your use of SkillStrings Services is subject to all applicable local, state, national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under your User ID. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content and activity that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Services. SkillStrings reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in SkillStrings’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from SkillStrings Services and terminating the accounts of such violators; and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited Content and/or activity include, but are not limited to Content and/or activity that, in the sole discretion of SkillStrings are itemized below. You shall not use, allow, or enable others to use SkillStrings Services, or knowingly condone use of SkillStrings Services by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to:

1) be libelous, patently offensive, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive or sexually or violently exploitative, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing or advocating harassment of another person, promoting bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may appear to impersonate anyone else;

2) submit any Content that contains nudity, violence, or is of an offensive subject matter;

3) affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, SkillStrings, SkillStrings Services, this Site, 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 SkillStrings Services, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the SkillStrings Services;

4) further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

5) promote information that you know is false or misleading or promote illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

6) criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;

7) promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

8) use the Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations;

9) send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages and/or mass mailings, instant messaging, or so-called "spamming," “spimming,” and "phishing";

10) transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Users. SkillStrings reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which SkillStrings deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through SkillStrings Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to SkillStrings, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay SkillStrings US$50.00 for each such unsolicited email or other unsolicited communication you send through SkillStrings Services;

11) transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, time bombs, cancel-bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful programs.

12) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services;

13) forge any TCP/IP packet header or part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting for any reason;

14) cover or obscure the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any SkillStrings Services’ page via HTML/CSS or any other means;

15) sell or otherwise transfer your profile;

16) violate any laws, regulations (including, without limitation, laws regarding the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States), judicial or governmental order, any treaties or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise.

17) gain unauthorized access to SkillStrings Services, other users' accounts, names, User IDs, personally identifiable information or other computers, websites or pages, connected or linked to SkillStrings Services or to use SkillStrings Services in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

18) use the account, User ID, or password of another User at any time or disclose your password to any third party or permit any third party to access your account; or attempt to impersonate another User or person;

19) solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; or solicit personal information from anyone under 18;

20) include a photograph, image or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or

21) modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of SkillStrings Services or the rights or use and enjoyment of SkillStrings Services by any other person, firm or enterprise.

9. PROMOTIONS
From time to time, SkillStrings, its affiliates, or SkillStrings Services service providers, suppliers, and Advertisers may conduct promotions on or through the SkillStrings Services ("Promotions"). Each Promotion may have additional rules (“Rules”) which will be posted or otherwise made available to you and, for purposes of each Promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of this Agreement; provided, however, if there is any conflict between the Rules for any particular Promotion and these Terms of Use, the Rules shall govern for that Promotion.

10. HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks referenced or included anywhere on SkillStrings Services or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through SkillStrings Services, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of SkillStrings, its Affiliates or any of its or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers, and service providers, successors and permitted assigns. We do not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for, any such third party sites, their business practices (including the Privacy Policy), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any such site, whether SkillStrings or any Affiliates' logo or sponsorship identification is on the third party site as part of a co-branding or promotional arrangement.

If any third party site obtains or collects Personal Information from you, in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes how SkillStrings collects and uses your Personal Information and co-branding relationships.

These Terms of Use apply to all users of SkillStrings Services, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Site. SkillStrings Services may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by SkillStrings. SkillStrings has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, SkillStrings will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Site, you expressly relieve SkillStrings from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave this Site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

11. MEMBERSHIP

In the event SkillStrings charges fees for certain SkillStrings Services, then subject to your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Service and your submission of an application for Membership and the payment of all required Membership fees, SkillStrings agrees to provide to you all of the privileges of Membership including access to the Members-only areas of the Site which are available to a Member in good standing. The extent of your access rights to the contents of the Site will be determined by the Membership plan that you purchase. Subscription/Membership fees to the Site are subject to change at any time at our sole and absolute discretion. The official standard Membership rates for the Website shall be set forth at the respective “sign-up” pages of the Site.
In order to purchase a Membership, you will be expected to authorize SkillStrings to charge the credit card which shall be entered by you into the paid subscription sign-up page pursuant to the prompts set forth therein. You agree to be personally liable for all charges incurred by you during or through the use of Website; your liability for such charges shall continue after termination of Your Membership.
Except in the event of termination or cancellation pursuant to the terms set forth in Section 12, Your Membership will automatically renew at the end of the applicable term; you will receive email notification of renewal charges approximately 10 days prior to your Membership expiration date.

12. TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION

You may terminate your registration and User ID within five days of activation of your account for a full refund of Membership fees, by sending an e-mail to support@skillstrings.com with your password, and e-mail address and requesting termination of your registration. Membership fees for cancellation requests submitted after the initial five day period following activation are non-refundable. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly remove your registration from the SkillStrings Services and the Site. We may, at any time and in our sole discretion, cancel any paid Membership; provided, however, that if we cancel any paid Membership prior to its expiration, we shall provide a pro-rata refund for the unexpired period of the cancelled month’s Membership by automatic credit. For all billing issues, contact us at support@skillstrings.com.

13. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, SKILLSTRINGS MAKES AND PROVIDES NO GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR THAT ALL SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, CONTENT OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED OR AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR TIMES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SKILLSTRINGS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR 1) MALICIOUS CODE, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES OR ANY SITES LINKED TO SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES 2) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN 3) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, 4) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; OR 5) THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, INFRINGING, BREACHING, FRAUDULENT, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE ASSUMING THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES AND THE FEATURES AND FUNTIONS OF AND/OR ASSOCIATED WITH SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER SKILLSTRINGS, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, NOR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM USE OF SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM AND EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Notwithstanding any claim that a sole or exclusive remedy which is provided in this Agreement may or does fail of its essential purpose, you specifically acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any loss or damage shall be to have SkillStrings, upon written notice from you, attempt to repair, correct or replace any services under this Agreement and, if repair is not reasonably commercially practicable, to refund any monies actually paid by you for the services involved and to terminate and discontinue your registration and use of SkillStrings Services. You further understand and acknowledge the capacity of SkillStrings Services, in the aggregate and for each user, is limited and some messages and transmissions may not be processed in a timely fashion or at all, and some services, features or functions may be restricted or delayed or become completely inoperable. As a result, you acknowledge and agree that SkillStrings assumes no liability, responsibility or obligation to transmit, process, store, receive or deliver transactions or Postings or for any failure or delay associated with any Postings and you are hereby expressly advised not to rely upon the timeliness or performance of SkillStrings Services for any transactions or Postings. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of certain warranties or certain limitations on damages and remedies, accordingly some of the exclusions and limitations described in this Agreement may not apply to you.

The Site is controlled and offered by SkillStrings from its facilities in the United States of America. SkillStrings makes no representations that this Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use this Site from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

14. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SkillStrings, its affiliates, subsidiaries and its and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, gents, licensors, representatives, Advertisers, service providers and suppliers harmless from and against: (i) any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages, demand, obligation, liabilities, debt and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this Agreement by you, or resulting from your use of SkillStrings Services and/or Postings and/or any Content you provide, submit or make available on or through SkillStrings Services or your unauthorized use of any Content (ii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iii) any claim that one of your Postings caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the SkillStrings Services.

SkillStrings reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for ettlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with SkillStrings in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by SkillStrings.

15. LAW THAT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT; MISCELLANEOUS TERMS

This Agreement, including, without limitation, our Privacy Policy, any Rules and any additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of any specific services, features and functions or the purchase of any products, as well as any other documents, policies and provisions we refer to in any of the foregoing, all of which are hereby incorporated by this reference, contains the entire understanding and agreement between you and SkillStrings and supersedes any and all prior, inconsistent or other understandings relating to SkillStrings Services and your use of SkillStrings Services. This Agreement cannot be modified, changed or terminated, except as specifically described in Section 2. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other provisions and this Agreement will be deemed amended to the extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive termination of this Agreement; provided, however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of SkillStrings Services, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose).

This Agreement and your use of SkillStrings Services shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in that State, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State of New Jersey and County of Somerset and agree you will not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens or otherwise; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that SkillStrings has the right to commence and prosecute an action against you in connection with this Agreement, in your home jurisdiction. To the extent it may be applicable, you agree to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.

IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING COMMENCED TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF SKILLSTRINGS SERVICES OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY. YOU AND SKILLSTRINGS AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

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