Terms

The following terms and conditions apply to all Job Seekers, Employers, Publishers and other users who access or use the Site, or otherwise indicate their acceptance to this Agreement. For purposes of this Section D of the TaavaleGeneral Terms of Service, all references to “you” or “your” shall mean you, the individual or organization accessing this Site in any capacity.

  1. Accessing External Sites

The Site contains links to other sites on the Internet which are owned and/or operated by third-party vendors and other third parties (the “External Sites”). You acknowledge that Taavale is not responsible or liable for any such third parties or for the availability of, or the materials located on or through any External Sites. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for the applicable External Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the materials located on an External Site.

Pages on the Site may embed content and information provided by third-party APIs, which is subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by those third parties. For example, the Site may include Google Maps features and content, which is subject to the current versions of: (1) the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service; and (2) the Google Privacy Policy. Information on Company Pages includes publicly available information and/or information provided by the respective company and/or may come from third parties. For example, data about companies located in Japan may come from Toyo Keizai Shinpo Inc.

  1. Using our Site

Use of any automated system or software, whether operated by a third party or otherwise, to extract data from the Site (such as screen scraping or crawling) is prohibited. Taavale reserves the right to take such action as it considers necessary, including issuing legal proceedings without further notice, in relation to any unauthorized use of the Site. If you wish to make commercial use of the Site, if you wish to make use of the Site in any capacity other than that of a Jobseeker or Employer, or if you wish to purchase Taavale services that utilize the Site, you must have a prior written agreement with Taavale to do so, or have accepted Taavale’s online terms of service. Please contact us for more information. We reserve the right at all times (but will not have any obligation) to terminate users, and reclaim usernames or URLs, for any reason.

  1. Rules for Using Our Site

You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Taavale, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate, written agreement with Taavale. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Site (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Site). Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate, written agreement with Taavale, you agree that you will not crawl, scrape, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Site for any purpose. Using or providing any false, fake, or fictitious name or contact information in connection with the Site is grounds for immediate termination of your Taavale account and ability to use the Site. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Taavale has no responsibility or liability to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under this Agreement and for any consequences (including any loss or damage which Taavale may suffer) of any such breach.
You agree that you shall not transmit to Taavale or upload to or through the Site (whether as User Content or otherwise) any Harmful Code, or use or misappropriate the Site for your own commercial gain. “Harmful Code” shall mean any software (sometimes referred to as “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” “time bombs,” “time locks,” “drop dead devices,” “traps,” “access codes,” “cancelbots” or “trap door devices”) that: (a) is designed to damage, disrupt, disable, harm, impair, interfere with, intercept, expropriate or otherwise impede in any manner, any data, storage media, program, system, equipment or communication, based on any event, including for example but not limited to (i) exceeding a number of copies, (ii) exceeding a number of users, (iii) passage of a period of time, (iv) advancement to a particular date or other numeral, or (v) use of a feature; or (b) would enable an unauthorized person to cause such result; or (c) would enable an unauthorized person to access another person’s information without such other person’s knowledge and permission. Without limiting the foregoing and by way of example only, users may not:

  • Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email (“spam”). Such activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • sending messages in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act under U.S. law or any other applicable anti-spam law;
    • imitating or impersonating another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam;
    • data mining the Site or any content, service, or property provided by Taavale “Taavale Property”;
    • sending messages to users who have asked not to be contacted;
    • selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the contact information of any person without such person’s knowledge of, and continued consent to, such disclosure; and
    • using Taavale Resume contacts in violation of Taavale policy, as determined by Taavale, including, for example, as indicated by low response rates from those persons contacted.
  • Send, upload, distribute or disseminate any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content, or offer to do the same. Taavale may block the transmission of such content.
  • Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other Harmful Code or items of a destructive or deceptive nature.
  • Conduct or forward pyramid schemes or similar programs.
  • Transmit content that may be harmful to minors.
  • Impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself or the source of any email.
  • Transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary or confidential information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission. Users who repeatedly post intellectual property owned by others will be banned from Taavale.
  • Violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Promote or encourage illegal activity.
  • Interfere with other Taavale users’ enjoyment of the Site.
  • Create multiple user accounts in connection with any violation of the Agreement or create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses.
  • Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for any unauthorized commercial purpose, or transfer, any Taavale account.
  • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Site.
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Site.
  • Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site without Taavale’s explicit written permission.
  • Contact other Taavale users about multi-level marketing (MLM) programs, jobs that require payment to start, or any topics Taavale considers detrimental to its users.
  • Create multiple Taavale accounts without permission.
  • Create multiple Taavale accounts not under your corporate or company name, in order to attempt to achieve higher visibility in the free-to-post system.
  • Bypass any limitations or suspensions of functionality.
  • Provide false information.
  • Scrape the Taavale Resume database
  • Scrape or otherwise replicate any Taavale content for competitive purposes
  • Use ad blocking or similar software in connection with your use of the Site, if and only to the extent that such software interferes with or prevents the display of Job Ads.

Taavale reserves the right to use any User Content (including the content of messages or material sent through or to the Site or Taavale) to prevent potentially illegal or tortious activities, or any other activities that are detrimental to other users. Taavale reserves the right to use a variety of methods to detect and block the above anomalous activity and to screen User Content to prevent abuse such as spam or fraud. However, such detection methods are not perfect and false positives may occur. If you use the Site, you agree to Taavale enforcing the above rules or attempting to prevent spam, fraud, or other anomalous activity. Such measures may result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of your account, of your access to Taavale’s message relay, or of your use of any other functions of the Site, with or without notice. Taavale shall not be responsible or liable for any such suspension or termination, including any consequences thereof.
We reserve the right to drop any message, including without limitation dropping any message with an .ade, .adp, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .exe, .hta, .ins, .isp, .jar, .jse, .lib, .so, .dll, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msp, .mst, .pif, .scr, .sct, .shb, .sys, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh, or .zip attachment or any other attachment containing scripts, macros, or other code, or other messages that Taavale suspects to be malicious or spam, or for any or no reason. Taavale further reserves the right to conduct investigations to determine whether you are perpetrating a scam, spamming Taavale or its users, or otherwise conducting fraudulent activity on Taavale by various means, including but not limited to investigating your functionality by setting up profiles and names that belong to Taavale. Taavale reserves the right to turn over any information gathered via such investigations to the police or other third party if Taavale has a good faith belief that you are using the Site in violation of these terms.

4.    Limitations of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TAAVALE OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS, BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER’S USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INDEMNITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TAAVALE OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS, HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SITE, FROM RELIANCE OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY INFORMATION POSTED ON THE SITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL FURTHER APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, THE SITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF TAAVALE AND ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS AND THEIR THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS, FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TAAVALE TO USE THE SITE.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Taavale or its affiliates, or its or their third-party licensors, be liable or responsible, or be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any delay or failure in fulfillment or performance resulting, arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, or results from acts, causes, forces or circumstances beyond its or their control, including, without limitation, the following force majeure events: (a) acts of God or natural catastrophes or forces, (b) flood, fire, storm, earthquake, epidemics, explosion or other similar events; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riots, insurrections, other civil unrest or disturbances, military disturbances or sabotage; (d) government action, order, law or regulation or orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals; (e) actions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement; (f) action by any governmental authority; (g) national or regional emergency; (h) strikes, labor disputes or stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances or shortage of labor or materials; (i) breakdown, interruptions, loss., fluctuations or malfunctions of utilities (including heat, light or air conditioning), communications, computers (software and hardware, and including, but not limited to, computer viruses), or telephone communication services; (j) internet, computer equipment, telecommunication equipment, electrical power or other equipment or mechanical failures or shortages; (k) loss of data due to power failures or mechanical difficulties with information storage or retrieval systems; (l) non performance of third parties; and (m) other events beyond the control of Taavale.