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TERMS OF USE: What you can and cannot do with Sterling-Hoffman website

1. Introduction.
This page contains the Terms and Conditions governing your use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site and its services. Please read this page carefully. The following Terms and Conditions form a binding Agreement between you and Sterling-Hoffman. Your use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site indicates your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you may not use the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site.

Sterling-Hoffman may revise the Agreement at any time by updating this page. Changes to the Agreement will also be binding on you. Any use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site or its services will be considered acceptance by you of the then-current Terms and Conditions. If at any time you find the Agreement unacceptable, you should no longer use Sterling-Hoffman.

The use of Sterling-Hoffman and its services is a privilege. Sterling-Hoffman reserves the right to suspend that privilege on an individual basis for any reason at any time, in its sole discretion. Questions concerning the use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site and its services should be directed to support@sterlinghoffman.com.

2. Definitions.
For the purposes of this Agreement, the following definitions apply: "The Sterling-Hoffman Web Site" or the "Site" includes the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site in its entirety. "Content" includes all Text, Graphics, Design and Programming used on the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site. "Text" includes all text on every page of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site, whether editorial, navigational, or instructional. "Graphics" includes all logos, buttons, and other graphical elements on the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site, with the exception of paid advertising banners. "Design" includes the color combinations and the page layout of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site. "Programming" includes both client-side code (HTML, JavaScript, etc.) and server-side code (Active Server Pages, JSP, VBScript, databases, etc.) used on the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site. "Document" refers to any posting to the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site, whether job or resume. "User" refers to any individual who uses any aspect of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site or its services.

3. Intellectual Property Rights.

All Content on the Site and any published e-newsletters is the sole property of Sterling-Hoffman, and is protected by Canadian copyright and international treaties. Sterling-Hoffman authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Content, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purpose. This includes copying or adapting the HTML code used to generate Web pages on Sterling-Hoffman. "Sterling-Hoffman," the Sterling-Hoffman design logo and certain other names or logos are service marks or trademarks of Sterling-Hoffman, Inc., and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the service marks or trademarks of Sterling-Hoffman, Inc. In addition, the "look" and "feel" of the Site (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are also protected by Sterling-Hoffman's trademarks, service marks and copyrights. All other product and service marks contained on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

4. Acceptable Use of the Site.

The Sterling-Hoffman Web Site and its services are intended for individuals seeking employment and for employers or recruiters seeking candidates for employment. The Sterling-Hoffman Web Site may be used only for lawful purposes within this stated context of Sterling-Hoffman's intended and acceptable use. Sterling-Hoffman is the sole interpreter of its intended and acceptable use. As one of the conditions of your use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or by applicable law. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site complies with these Terms and Conditions. In particular, acceptance of these Terms and Conditions indicates agreement with and submission to the following rules for posting, conduct and security on Sterling-Hoffman.

Security Rules:

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Sterling-Hoffman Web Site, including, without limitation: accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing"; sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.

Violation of these Security Rules may result in civil or criminal liability. Sterling-Hoffman will investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

5. Disclaimers and Limitations on Sterling-Hoffman's Liability.

Sterling-Hoffman assumes no responsibility for the activities or conduct of Users. Nothing on the Site shall be considered an endorsement, representation or warranty with respect to any User or third party, whether in regards to its web site, products, services, hiring, employment or recruiting practices, or otherwise.

Sterling-Hoffman makes no representations or guarantees regarding the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any articles posted, or of any other form of communication.

Sterling-Hoffman makes no representations or guarantees regarding the Content of the Site, including, but not limited to, broken links, inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Sterling-Hoffman makes no representations or guarantees regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Site or its Content. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree to use the Site at your own risk. Sterling-Hoffman may change the Site at any time.

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

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. THE Sterling-Hoffman WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Sterling-Hoffman, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Sterling-Hoffman MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL Sterling-Hoffman OR ADVERTISERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR ACCESS TO, OR THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE Sterling-Hoffman WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT AND/OR ANY DOCUMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Sterling-Hoffman IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OR LIABILITY FOR CONSDEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN Sterling-Hoffman'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.

6. Links to Other Sites.
Sterling-Hoffman contains links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Sterling-Hoffman of the contents on such third-party Web sites. Sterling-Hoffman is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.

7. Indemnity.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Sterling-Hoffman, it's 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 your use of the Site, the Content, any Document posted by you, or your breach of these Terms and Conditions. Sterling-Hoffman shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

8. User Information.
Sterling-Hoffman may use the information it obtains relating to you, including your IP address, name, mailing address, email address and use of the Web Site, for its internal business and marketing purposes and may disclose the information to third parties for such purposes. In addition, Sterling-Hoffman reserves the right to comply, in its sole discretion, with legal requirements or requests relating to your use of the Site or its services or information you provide while using the Site or its services or which is provided to you or otherwise gathered by Sterling-Hoffman with respect to such use.

9. General.
Sterling-Hoffman is based in Toronto, Ontario. The Company makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of Canada or the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access Sterling-Hoffman from outside of Canada or the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Province of Georgia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts in Toronto, Ontario. If any provision of this Agreement is 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 this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in a particular "Legal Notice," or Software License or material on particular Web pages, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and Sterling-Hoffman with respect to the use of the Site. You understand and agree that, due to the nature of these Terms and Conditions, in addition to money damages, Sterling-Hoffman will be entitled to equitable relief upon a breach of these Terms and Conditions by you.


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