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Terms of Use

Effective January 2021

Welcome to Cnect. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website(s), products, services, and applications (the “Services”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 888-503-1065
Address: 10670 N. Central Exp, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75231

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding contract between you and CNECT, INC. (“Cnect,” “we” and “us”). Your use of the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services. These Terms include the provisions in this document as well as those in the Privacy Policy. Your use of or participation in certain Services may also be subject to additional policies, rules and/or conditions (“Additional Terms”), which are incorporated herein by reference, and you understand and agree that by using or participating in any such Services, you agree to also comply with these Additional Terms.

Please read these Terms carefully. They cover important information about Services provided to you and any charges, taxes, and fees we bill you. These Terms include information about future changes to these Terms, automatic renewals, limitations of liability, a class action waiver and resolution of disputes by arbitration instead of in court. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER.

ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.

Will these Terms ever change?

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with our Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will place a notice on our site located at cnect.jobs, send you an email, and/or notify you by some other means.

If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What about my privacy?

Cnect takes the privacy of its users very seriously. For the current Cnect Privacy Policy, please click here.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age; if you are a child under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register for or otherwise use the Services or send us any personal information. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13 years of age, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 years of age may have provided us personal information, please contact us at [email protected]

What are the basics of using Cnect?

You may be required to sign up for an account, select a password and username (“Cnect User ID”), and provide us with certain information or data, such as your contact information. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your Cnect User ID a name that you do not have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

Additionally, you may be able to access certain parts or features of the Services by using your account credentials from other services (each, a “Third Party Account”), such as those offered by Google. By using the Services through a Third-Party Account, you permit us to access certain information from such account for use by the Services. You are ultimately in control of how much information is accessible to us and may exercise such control by adjusting your privacy settings on your Third-Party Account.

You represent and warrant that you are an individual of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and have gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization’s or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).

You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party (except your Employer, as applicable). You will comply with all laws that apply to you, your use of the Services, and your actions and omissions that relate to the Services (for example, Employers must comply with all laws that relate to the Employer Services (as defined below)). If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.

You will not share your Cnect User ID, account, or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your Cnect User ID, account, password and any other access tools or credentials. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your Cnect User ID and account.

Connecting Employers and Candidates

Cnect connects those looking to fulfill jobs (“Employers”) and those looking for jobs (“Candidates”). When we use the word “you” in these Terms, it refers to any user, regardless of whether he or she is an Employer or Candidate, while if we use one of those specific terms, it only applies to that category of user.

Candidates and Employers are responsible for making their own determinations regarding a Candidate or Employer. Cnect is only responsible for connecting Employers and Candidates and can’t and won’t be responsible for ensuring that information (including credentials) a Candidate or Employer provides about himself or herself or the Employer’s company is accurate or up to date. We don’t control the actions of any Candidate or Employer, and neither Candidates nor Employers are our employees.

You hereby acknowledge that Cnect does not supervise, direct, control or monitor Employers or Candidates and expressly disclaims any responsibility and liability for the actions or inactions of any Employer or Candidate.

What about messaging?

As part of the Services, you may receive communications through the Services, including messages that Cnect sends you (for example, via email or SMS). When signing up for the Services, you will receive a welcome message and instructions on how to stop receiving messages. By signing up for the Services and providing us with your wireless number, you confirm that you want Cnect to send you information that we think may be of interest to you, which may include Cnect using automated dialing technology to text you at the wireless number you provided, and you agree to receive communications from Cnect, and you represent and warrant that each person you register for the Services or for whom you provide a wireless phone number has consented to receive communications from Cnect. You agree to indemnify and hold Cnect harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to your breach of the foregoing.

Are there restrictions in how I can use the Services?

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not provide or contribute anything, including any Content or User Submission (as those terms are defined below), to the Services, or otherwise use or interact with the Services, in a manner that:

  • infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including Cnect);
  • violates any law or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable export control laws, privacy laws or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Cnect;
  • is dangerous, harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  • jeopardizes the security of your Cnect User ID, account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);
  • attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  • violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  • runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of autoresponder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  • “crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  • copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; or
  • decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

Are there any terms specific to me as a Employer?

Employer may collect or use any information from or relating to Candidates (“Candidate Information”), whether via the Services, in the course of performing Employer Services, or otherwise, beyond what is necessary to evaluate the Candidate for a position at the Employer. Upon the conclusion of the interview process for a Candidate (or otherwise upon the request of such Candidate or Cnect), Employer must properly destroy all Candidate Information from or relating to such Candidate and make no further use of it whatsoever. Employers must collect, use, maintain, and transmit all Candidate Information in compliance with all applicable laws.

What are my rights in the Services?

The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions (as defined below) and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, commercialize or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including Cnect's) rights.

Subject to these Terms, we grant each user of the Services a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use (i.e., to download and display locally) Content solely for purposes of using the Services. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for any purpose other than using the Services is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us. You understand that Cnect owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services. The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content, but please remember that even where these functionalities exist, all the restrictions in this section still apply.

What about anything I contribute to the Services – do I have to grant any licenses to Cnect or to other users?

User Submissions

Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission”. Some User Submissions may be viewable by other users. You are solely responsible for all User Submissions you contribute to the Services. You represent that all User Submissions submitted by you are accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

You agree that you will not post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services any User Submissions that: (i) infringe any third party's copyrights or other rights (e.g., trademark, privacy rights, etc.); (ii) contain sexually explicit content or pornography; (iii) contain hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory content or incite hatred against any individual or group; (iv) exploit minors; (v) depict unlawful acts or extreme violence; (vi) depict animal cruelty or extreme violence towards animals; (vii) promote fraudulent schemes, multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes, get rich quick schemes, online gaming and gambling, cash gifting, work from home businesses, or any other dubious money-making ventures; or (viii) that violate any law.

Licenses

In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to enjoy them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions (see below for more information). Please note that all of the following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally identifiable information.

By submitting User Submissions through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant Cnect a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, truncate, aggregate, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Submissions in connection with this site, the Services and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of this site or the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds), and including after your termination of your account or the Services. You also hereby do and shall grant each user of this site and/or the Services a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Submissions through this site and/or the Services, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions, including after your termination of your account or the Services. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to us and our users do not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submissions, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Submissions, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

Finally, you understand and agree that Cnect, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users (including you), may need to make changes to your User Submissions to conform and adapt those User Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so.

What if I see something on the Services that infringes my copyright?

In accordance with the DMCA, we’ve adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement. We reserve the right to (1) block access to or remove material that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

(1) Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements. If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Services infringes your copyright (or the copyright of someone whom you are authorized to act on behalf of), please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to Cnect's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (our “Designated Agent,” whose contact details are listed below):

  • (a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
  • (b) Identification of works or materials being infringed;
  • (c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Company is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
  • (d) Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, email address;
  • (e) A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material identified in (1)(c) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • (f) A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

(2) Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is Received by the Designated Agent. Upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement, we reserve the right to:

  • (a) remove or disable access to the infringing material;
  • (b) notify the content provider who is accused of infringement that we have removed or disabled access to the applicable material; and
  • (c) terminate such content provider's access to the Services if he or she is a repeat offender.

(3) Procedure to Supply a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent. If the content provider believes that the material that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or the content provider believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or, pursuant to the law, the content provider may send us a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent:

  • (a) A physical or electronic signature of the content provider;
  • (b) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • (c) A statement that the content provider has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material; and
  • (d) Content provider's name, address, telephone number, and, if available, email address, and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider’s address is located, or, if the content provider's address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Company is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

What about anything I contribute to the Services – do I have to grant any licenses to Cnect or to other users?

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company may, in its discretion, send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Company may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider accused of committing infringement, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Company's discretion.

Please contact Cnect's Designated Agent at the following address:

Cnect, Inc.
Attn: DMCA Designated Agent
10670 N. Central Exp, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75231

Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?

Any information or Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated, and you access all such information and Content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or Content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. We can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services.

You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it.

The Services may contain links or connections to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Cnect. When you access third-party websites or use third-party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that Cnect is not responsible for such risks.

Cnect has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third-party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, Cnect will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third-party site or service. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third-party website or service that you visit or utilize. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or service.

If there is a dispute between participants on this site or Services, or between users and any third party, you agree that Cnect is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release Cnect, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. You shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542 or any similar law of any jurisdiction, which says in substance: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.”

Will Cnect ever change the Services?

We’re always trying to improve our Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

Do the Services cost anything?

We’re always trying to improve our Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

After the 30-day trial has been full-filled, the user has the option to continue using the platform by choosing a Subscription that best fits their business needs. Upon full payment for a subscription hereunder, or upon activation of the Free Trial, cnect will create an active subscription account (“Subscription”) that allows Customer to access the Platform and create individual accounts (pursuant to the Subscription) for Authorized Users. Individual user accounts are for designated Authorized Users only and may not be transferred, shared, used by more than one Authorized User, or used by any employee or independent contractor who is no longer engaged by Customer. Customer shall, and shall cause its Authorized Users to:

I. access and use the Platform in a professional manner only for the internal business purposes of Customer, and only in accordance with these Terms, the applicable Orders, the Documentation, and applicable law; and

II. use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Platform; and (iii) ensure that any Authorized User accounts are terminated immediately upon the Customer’s cessation of its employment, consulting, or other arrangement with such individual.

a. Fees. Customer shall pay to cnect the subscription fees in the amount and for the subscription duration set forth in the applicable Order (the “Subscription Fee”).

b. Payment. Customer agrees to pay all Subscription Fees as set forth in the applicable Order.

c. Taxes. All fees are exclusive of, and Customer is responsible for, all taxes, charges, and duties applicable to each transaction relating to the Platform, including without limitation any sales, use, value added, customs, excise, withholding and similar taxes and duties (“Taxes”) imposed by any government entity, excluding Taxes based on cnect’s net income. If cnect is obligated to collect Taxes, then the appropriate amount will be added to the applicable invoice. If Customer is required to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment due hereunder, Customer will increase the sum payable to cnect such that cnect receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had Customer made no withholding or deduction.

d. Upgrade Fees. If Customer chooses to upgrade to access additional features of other cnect subscription services for which separate or additional fees apply and for which Customer has not purchased a subscription, the applicable fees will be invoiced by cnect and must be paid in full prior to access to such upgraded features.

e. Product Usage Limitations. Customers may be subject to product usage limitations. Any such limitation(s) will be applicable and enforced at the sole discretion of cnect and may impact the Subscription Fees paid by the Customer.

What if I want to stop using the Services?

a. Term and Renewal. Following expiration of the initial subscription term, whether monthly, annually, or multi-year, (the “Initial Subscription Term”) Customer’s subscription will automatically renew for successive terms of the same duration (each a “Renewal Term”) unless either party provides written notice of non-renewal at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of the Initial Subscription Term or any subsequent Renewal Term; provided, however, that for multi-year subscriptions, the Customer may opt-out of auto-renewal by providing thirty (30) days advance written notice prior to the end of the Initial Subscription Term to cnect. The Initial Subscription Term and Renewal Term(s) shall be collectively referred to herein as “Term.” cnect may raise subscription fees at any time after the expiration of the Initial Subscription Term based on the then-current List Prices, which are currently made publicly available on cnect’s website.

b. Termination. Either party may terminate these Terms (a) upon thirty (30) days prior written notice if the other party has materially breached these Terms (including any Order) and failed to cure within such period or (b) immediately upon written notice if the other party (i) breaches Section 10, (ii) becomes insolvent, (iii) files a petition, or has a petition filed against it, under any laws relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation, or (iv) ceases to carry on business in the ordinary course. cnect may also terminate these Terms by written notice to Customer as far in advance as practicable if cnect’s third-party provider which hosts the Platform terminates the agreement between cnect and such provider. These Terms shall also terminate upon the expiration of any Frial Trial unless the Customer thereafter places an Order for cnect subscription.

c. Effect of Termination. Upon termination, non-renewal, cancellation or expiration of the Term or any Free Trial Period, all rights granted by cnect under these Terms and any Orders issued hereunder shall automatically terminate, Customer and its Authorized Users shall immediately cease all use of the Platform and each party shall promptly return all Confidential Information of the other party in its possession or destroy the same and certify such destruction in writing to the other party. If these Terms are terminated by Customer pursuant to Section 11 (b), cnect will refund to Customer all prepaid unused subscription fees covering the remainder of the Term. In no event will termination of these Terms relieve Customer of its obligation to pay any fees payable to cnect for the period prior to the effective date of termination.

d. Treatment of Customer Data at Termination. Upon Customer’s written request, which must be received no later than thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of termination, or upon termination, cnect shall make available for download a file of Customer Data and related Candidate Data in .csv format along with attachments in their native format. After termination, cnect will have no obligation to maintain Customer Data or related Candidate Data and will thereafter delete, destroy otherwise render inaccessible all copies of Customer Data and related Candidate Data in accordance with its standard data destruction policies and applicable law.

What about Mobile Applications?

You acknowledge and agree that the availability of our mobile application is dependent on the third-party stores from which you download the application, e.g., the App Store from Apple or the Android app market from Google (each an “App Store”). Each App Store may have its own terms and conditions to which you must agree before downloading mobile applications from such store, including the specific terms relating to Apple App Store set forth below. You agree to comply with, and your license to use our application is conditioned upon your compliance with, such App Store terms and conditions. To the extent such other terms and conditions from such App Store are less restrictive than, or otherwise conflict with, the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, the more restrictive or conflicting terms and conditions in these Terms of Use apply.

I use the Cnect App available via the Apple App Store – should I know anything about that?

These Terms apply to your use of all the Services, including our iOS applications (the “Application”) available via the Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) App Store, but the following additional terms also apply to the Application:

(a) Both you and Cnect acknowledge that the Terms are concluded between you and Cnect only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content;

(b) The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms as they are applicable to the Services;

(c) You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;

(d) You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;

(e) In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application;

(f) You acknowledge and agree that Cnect, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application;

(g) You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third-party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Cnect, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim;

(h) You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;

(i) Both you and Cnect acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Application, you will comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and

(j) Both you and Cnect acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third-party beneficiary hereof.

What else do I need to know?

Warranty Disclaimer.

Cnect and its licensors, suppliers, partners, parent, subsidiaries or affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, contract employees, representatives and agents, and each of their respective successors and assigns (Cnect and all such parties together, the “Cnect Parties”) make no representations or warranties concerning the Services, including without limitation regarding any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and the Cnect Parties will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services or any claims, actions, suits procedures, costs, expenses, damages or liabilities arising out of use of, or in any way related to your participation in, the Services. The Cnect Parties make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through or in connection with the Services, including any Employer Services. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY CNECT (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL ANY OF THE CNECT PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, (B) ANY SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, (C) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) ONE-HUNDRED ($100) DOLLARS OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID AND/OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO CNECT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Cnect Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms.

Assignment.

You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Cnect's prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

Choice of Law.

These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.

Arbitration Agreement.

Please read the following ARBITRATION AGREEMENT carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with Cnect and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from Cnect. Both you and Cnect acknowledge and agree that for the purposes of any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms, Cnect's officers, directors, employees and independent contractors (“Personnel”) are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Personnel will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third-party beneficiary hereof.

(a) Arbitration Rules; Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. The parties shall use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms directly through good-faith negotiations, which shall be a precondition to either party initiating arbitration. If such negotiations do not resolve the dispute, it shall be finally settled by binding arbitration in Dallas, Texas. The arbitration will proceed in the English language, in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “Rules”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes. The arbitrator shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) Costs of Arbitration. The Rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. Cnect will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than seventy-five thousand ($75,000) dollars. Cnect will not seek its attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

(c) Small Claims Court; Infringement. Either you or Cnect may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Dallas, Texas or any United States county where you live or work. Furthermore, notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction, to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights.

(d) Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND CNECT WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR JURY. You and Cnect are instead choosing to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient, and less costly than rules applicable in court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In any litigation between you and Cnect over whether to vacate or enforce an arbitration award, YOU AND CNECT WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, and elect instead to have the dispute be resolved by a judge.

(e) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If however, this waiver of class or consolidated actions is deemed invalid or unenforceable, neither you nor Cnect is entitled to arbitration; instead all claims and disputes will be resolved in a court as set forth in (g) below.

(f) Opt-out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Section by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the following address: 10670 N. Central Exp, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75231 postmarked within thirty (30) days of first accepting these Terms. You must include (i) your name and residence address, (ii) the email address and/or telephone number associated with your account, and (iii) a clear statement that you want to opt out of these Terms’ arbitration agreement.

(g) Exclusive Venue. If you send the opt-out notice in (f), and/or in any circumstances where the foregoing arbitration agreement permits either you or Cnect to litigate any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms in court, then the foregoing arbitration agreement will not apply to either party, and both you and Cnect agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, Dallas, Texas, or the federal district in which that county falls.

(h) Severability. If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration Agreement section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Cnect.

Miscellaneous.

You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that the Cnect may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms are found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and Cnect agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and Cnect, and that these Terms supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of Cnect, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Cnect in any respect whatsoever.

Except as expressly set forth in the sections above regarding the Apple Application and the arbitration agreement, you and Cnect agree there are no third-party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.

About cnect

Cnect, Inc. is a hiring management company based in Dallas, TX. Founded in 2020, cnect and its products and services are focused on bringing the hiring process into the 21st century, connecting employers to candidates with the best matched qualifications, skill sets and behaviors for a job faster than ever before.