Terms of Use

This page states the Terms of Use (“Terms”) under which You (as defined below) may use the www.phds.org, jobs.phds.org, graduate-school.phds.org, and/or blog.phds.org Web sites (collectively referred to as “PhDs.org Sites”). The PhDs.org Sites are an online service designed to provide information on graduate schools to prospective graduate students and to provide individuals having PhD’s and equivalent academic experience and their potential employers the opportunity to post and search resumes, articles and employment opportunities. The terms “You” or “User” means any person who is using a PhDs.org Site to post or search for information (e.g. jobs, resumes, articles and other information). PhDs.org is designed to facilitate valuable professional information exchange among and between its Users. PhDs.org is owned and operated by Collected Insight Inc, a California Corporation and, for purposes of this Agreement, PhDs.org and Collected Insight Inc are the same and referred to herein as PhDs.org.

Please read these Terms carefully. If You do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use PhDs.org and its services. By using the PhDs.org Sites, You agree to be bound by these Terms, including the PhDs.org Privacy Statement.

PhDs.org may revise these Terms at any time by posting an updated version to http://www.phds.org/terms-of-use You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms because they are binding on You.

Eligibility

You must be 18 years of age or older, or the age of majority as that is defined in your jurisdiction, whichever is older, to submit information to PhDs.org in any manner. By accepting these Terms, You represent and warrant to PhDs.org that You have the right, authority and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms. You also represent and warrant to PhDs.org that You will use PhDs.org in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Use of PhDs.org Content

PhDs.org authorizes You to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from PhDs.org solely for your personal use. The contents of PhDs.org and all other Web sites under PhDs.org’s control, whether partial or otherwise (note, as stated above, PhDs.org and such other Web sites are sometimes collectively referred to as “PhDs.org Sites”) such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other PhDs.org content (collectively “PhDs.org Content”) are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All PhDs.org Content is the property of PhDs.org or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on the PhDs.org Sites is the exclusive property of PhDs.org and is protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original PhDs.org Content on any authorized copy You make of the PhDs.org Content.

You are free to link to PhDs.org Sites from your own web site. You agree not to sell or modify the PhDs.org Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the PhDs.org Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of PhDs.org, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits PhDs.org or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of PhDs.org’s or its licensor’s property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse PhDs.org’s Content that appears on this Site. The use of PhDs.org Content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any code that PhDs.org creates to generate or display any PhDs.org Content or the pages making up any PhDs.org Site is also protected by PhDs.org’s copyright and You may not copy or adapt such code unless You are explicitly granted a license to do so.

Specific Prohibited Uses

The job postings, resume database (“PhDs.org Resume Database”) and other features of PhDs.org may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment and career information and employers seeking employees. The information provided by PhDs.org may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals to network for personal or professional purposes. PhDs.org specifically prohibits any other use of PhDs.org and all Users agree not to do the following:

  • post false or inaccurate job listings;
  • post or submit to any PhDs.org Site any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own;
  • post on any PhDs.org Site any job or employment opportunity for which a PhD or equivalent academic experience is not a desired characteristic;
  • post jobs or content on any PhDs.org Site that contains “hidden” keywords or keywords that are irrelevant to the job or otherwise misleading;
  • use any information obtained from a PhDs.org Site to sell or promote any products or services;
  • send unsolicited mail or email, make unsolicited phone calls or send unsolicited faxes regarding promotions and/or advertising of products or services to a User of any PhDs.org Site;
  • take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any PhDs.org Site’s infrastructure;
  • notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, use or attempt 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 a PhDs.org Site other than the search engines and search agents generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari); or
  • aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the PhDs.org Content or information available from any PhDs.org Site, without express written consent from PhDs.org.

PhDs.org does not necessarily monitor any materials posted, transmitted, or communicated to or within the Site. If you believe that something on the Site violates these Terms, please contact our designated agent set forth below.

If notified by a User of User Content or other materials which allegedly do not conform to these Terms, PhDs.org may in its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine whether to take any other actions, whether to remove or request the removal of the User Content. PhDs.org has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.

User Registration Information

When You register with any PhDs.org Site, You will be asked to create an account and provide PhDs.org with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your “Information”). Information You submit will be used in accordance with PhDs.org’s Privacy Statement.

PhDs.org reserves the right to offer third party services and products to You based on the preferences that You identify in your registration and at any time thereafter. Such offers may be made by PhDs.org or by third parties. Please see PhDs.org’s Privacy Statement, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference, for further details regarding your Information.

Without limiting any of the other disclaimers of warranty set forth in these Terms, PhDs.org does not provide or make any representation as to the quality of any third party products or services purchased through PhDs.org or any other PhDs.org Site, or any other representation, warranty or guaranty. Any such undertaking, representation, warranty or guaranty would be furnished solely by the provider of such third party products or services, under the terms agreed to by the provider.

You understand and acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in your PhDs.org account and that if you cancel your account, all your account information from PhDs.org will be marked as deleted in PhDs.org’s databases and will be removed from any public area of the PhDs.org Sites. Information may continue to be available for some period of time because of delays in propagating such deletion through PhDs.org’s web servers. In addition, third parties may retain cached copies of your information.

User Content and Submissions

You are solely responsible for your PhDs.org account information or other information or content (collectively “User Content”) that you post on any PhDs.org Site or transmit to other Users. You agree that in submitting User Content or otherwise using any PhDs.org Site that you will not impersonate any person, or submit any materials to PhDs.org that are false, inaccurate, misleading, unlawful, or are otherwise in violation of your obligations under these Terms.

By posting User Content to any public area of any PhDs.org Site, including without limitation, message boards, profiles, forums, contests and chat rooms, You automatically grant to PhDs.org and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, fully paid non-exclusive right (including moral rights) and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, communicate to the public, perform, display, and distribute such User Content (in whole or in part) and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into 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) such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof (through multiple tiers).

You also represent and warrant that You have the right to grant to that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to You the right to grant, the license stated above. If you post User Content in any public area of any PhDs.org site, You also permit any User to access, display, view, store and reproduce such User Content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such User Content placed on any PhDs.org site retains any and all rights that may exist in such User Content.

PhDs.org acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of User Content and has no obligation to screen User content, communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring User Content posted by Users. However, PhDs.org may review and remove any User content that, in its sole judgment, violates these Terms, violates applicable laws, rules or regulations, is abusive, disruptive, offensive or illegal, or violates the rights of, or harms or threatens the safety of, Users of any PhDs.org Site. PhDs.org reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the PhDs.org Sites and/or use of PhDs.org’s services for violating the Terms or applicable laws, rules or regulations. PhDs.org may take any action with respect to User content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such User content could create liability for PhDs.org, damage PhDs.org’s brand or public image, or cause PhDs.org to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

PhDs.org does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of User content or any other 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 following is a partial list of User Content that is prohibited on the PhDs.org Sites. The list below is for illustration only and is not a complete list of all prohibited User Content.

Content that:

  • is implicitly or explicitly offensive, such as User Content that engages in, endorses or promotes racism, bigotry, discrimination, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • harasses, incites harassment or advocates harassment of any group or individual;
  • involves the transmission of “junk mail” , “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
  • promotes or endorses false or misleading information or illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • promotes or endorses an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images,
    displays or links to pornographic, indecent or sexually explicit material of any kind;
  • provides or links to material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual, violent or other manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities or other activities prohibited by these terms, including without limitation, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, providing or creating computer viruses or pirating any media, and
  • solicits password or personal identifying information from other Users.

PhDs.org does not independently verify the information provided by Users. If notified by a User of User Content or other materials which allegedly do not conform to these Terms, PhDs.org may at its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine whether to take any other actions and/or whether to remove or request the removal of the User Content. PhDs.org has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.

We at PhDs.org appreciate hearing from Users and welcome comments regarding services. However, our policies do not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. We appreciate your feedback, but please limit your comments to services and do not submit creative ideas, inventions, suggestions or other materials. If, despite our request, You send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts or other information (collectively the “Submission”), the Submission shall be the property of PhDs.org. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. PhDs.org shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You or any other person.

Password and Account Access Information

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account access information. You may not share your password or other account access information with any other party, temporarily or permanently, and You shall be responsible for all uses of your PhDs.org registration and passwords, whether or not authorized by You. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account information.

Account Termination

These Terms will remain in full force and effect while You are a User of PhDs.org. You may terminate your account at jobs.phds.org by logging in at http://jobs.phds.org/login clicking the link entitled “Your Account” on the left side of the screen, and clicking the link entitled “Delete your account” at the bottom of the page. Once your account is closed, an email will be sent to you to confirm that your personal information has been deleted. We will retain logs, demographic, indirect, and statistical information about you in an anonymized form. If your personal information was previously accessed by others using our Sites, we are not able to delete the information or copies thereof from their systems.

In addition to other causes of termination set forth above, PhDs.org may terminate your account for any reason.

Advertisements

Collected Insight, Inc. does not assume the responsibility of enforcing licensing requirements, or of checking for licenses, with respect to licensed professions or trades, prior to publishing advertisements.

Trademarks

Products and services referenced herein are protected by either trademarks or registered trademarks of Collected Insight Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be protected by the trademarks of their respective owners.

Policy Regarding Infringement of Intellectual Property

PhDs.org respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our Users and third party content providers to do the same. The unauthorized posting, reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owners rights. As a condition of your use of PhDs.org, You agree not to use PhDs.org Sites to infringe the intellectual property rights of others. We will terminate the accounts of any PhDs.org Users, and block access to PhDs.org Sites of any Users who are repeat infringers of copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, or 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 User who is terminated or to the User whose access is blocked.

Limitations on Liability

PhDs.org provides an online venue for employers to post job opportunities and for candidates holding a PhD or equivalent academic achievement to post resumes and other information. PhDs.org does not screen or censor the information posted or exchanged and is not involved in any actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, PhDs.org has no control over User Content, 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 opening and PhDs.org makes no representations about any jobs, resumes or User Content on PhDs.org. We may take action with respect to User Content that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe that such User Content could create liability for PhDs.org, damage our brand or public image, or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers. While PhDs.org reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove User Content, job postings, resumes or other material from PhDs.org from time to time, PhDs.org does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action.

PhDs.org provides a venue for individuals and employers and does not screen or censor the content posted by its Users. PhDs.org is not involved in actual communications between Users. As a result, PhDs.org has no control over the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Content submitted on PhDs.org and makes no representation about any resume, job listing, profile or other User Content on PhDs.org.

In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other Users with whom You come in contact through PhDs.org. 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 PhDs.org.

As User authentication on the Internet is difficult, PhDs.org cannot and does not confirm that each User is who they claim to be. We do not and cannot be involved in actual conversations or dealings between Users and we cannot control the behavior of participants on PhDs.org. Thus, You agree to release PhDs.org (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 Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

The PhDs.org Sites and any PhDs.org Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. PhDs.org makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any PhDs.org Site or the PhDs.org Content. The use of all PhDs.org Sites and PhDs.org Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to PhDs.org Site and may be made at any time. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any resume, posting, profile, or other material placed by You on the PhDs.org Sites. PhDs.org is not to be considered an employer with respect to your use of any PhDs.org Site and PhDs.org shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason, made by any User (or any third party entity) posting jobs on any PHDS.org Site.

PhDs.org cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of any PhDs.org Site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by a User from PhDs.org or through or from PhDs.org or any other PhDs.org Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Consequential Damage

PhDs.org does not warrant that any PhDs.org site will operate error-free or that any PhDs.org Site and its servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of any PhDs.org Site or of the PhDs.org Content results in the need for servicing or need for replacement of equipment or data, PhDs.org is not responsible for those costs. The PhDs.org Sites and PhDs.org Content are provided on an “As Is” basis without any warranties or any kind. PhDs.org, to the fullest extent permitted by Law, disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement. PhDs.org makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the PhDs.org Content, services, software, text, graphics, and links.

In no event shall PhDs.org, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on any PhDs.org Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use any PhDs.org Site and the PhDs.org Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not PhDs.org is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Links to Other Sites

PhDs.org Sites may contain links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by PhDs.org of the contents of such third party sites. PhDs.org is not responsible for 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, Assignment of Rights or Unauthorized Commercial Use

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of any PhDs.org Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless PhDs.org, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (a) any User Content or other material You provide to any PhDs.org Site, (b) your use of any PhDs.org Content, or (c) your breach of these Terms. PhDs.org shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

General Provisions

PhDs.org makes no claims that the PhDs.org Content may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside the United States. Access to the PhDs.org Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access a PhDs.org Site from outside the United States, You do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California. If any provision of these Terms are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. In addition, PhDs.org’s failure to enforce any term shall not be deemed as a waiver of such term or otherwise affect PhDs.org’s ability to enforce such term at any point in the future. Except as expressly provided in an additional agreement, additional Terms for certain areas of PhDs.org, a particular “Legal Notice,” or software license or material on one or more particular PhDs.org pages, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and PhDs.org with respect to the use of PhDs.org Sites. No changes to these Terms shall be made except by revised posting on this page.

Term and Termination

These Terms will remain in full force and effect while you are a User of PhDs.org and we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to pursue all remedies, including by not limited to removal of User Content from the PhDs.org Sites and to immediately terminate your registration with or ability to access PhDs.org or any other service provided by PhDs.org to You, upon any breach by You of these Terms or if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information You submit to PhDs.org or pursuant to other PhDs.org Site registration.

Reservation of Rights

PhDs.org reserves any rights not expressly granted herein.