Terms of Service

Terms of Service


 

JVS JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICE (“JVS”, “WE” OR “US”)

TERMS OF SERVICE

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE “TERMS”) ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND JVS.  THE TERMS EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE URL: WWW.JVS.ORG AS WELL AS ALL ASSOCIATED SITES LINKED TO WWW.JVS.ORG BY JVS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”).  BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE (“SERVICES”) OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.

Changes

JVS may make changes to the content and Services offered on the Site at any time. JVS can change, update, or add or remove provisions of these Terms, at any time by posting the updated Terms on this Site. By using any online resources made available through the Site, you are agreeing to all Terms and any update to the Terms.  If you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Site.

What We Do

The Site provides resources for individuals seeking job search services and other employment-related training.  The Site also provides employers a venue for posting job openings and an opportunity for individuals to apply for those job openings.  Individuals and businesses can also make donations through the Site.  Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all references to “you” shall refer to (i) companies using the Site and posting job openings, (ii) individuals using the Site, applying to job openings and/or registering for Workshops, and (iii) individuals and companies who elect to make donations to JVS through the Site.

General Use

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that (1) all information you submit is truthful, current, complete and accurate; (2) your use of the Site does not violate any applicable law or regulation; and (3) you are at least 18 years of age or have received parental consent and supervision when using the Site.

JVS provides content through the Site and through the Services that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of JVS or JVS’s third-party licensors and suppliers or other users of the Site (collectively, the “Materials”).  Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software and other content.

Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, and your compliance with these Terms, JVS hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use this Site solely for your personal use.  Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Site or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Site or Materials in any manner.

If you breach any of these Terms, the above license will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.

Using the Site and the Services on the Site; Passwords

You can view the Site and Materials available on the Site without creating an account with JVS.  However, you will be required to register for workshops that are made available through the Site as well as any workshops that JVS makes available to in-person participants (collectively, “Workshops”).  Your attendance at any Workshop that you attend in person is subject to the additional terms on the Site located here: www.jvs.org/workshopterms.shtml

If you are using the Site as an employer, you must register with JVS in order to post job openings through “JVS Jobs Online”.

Whether you are an employer or an individual looking for training or employment, for those parts of this Site that require contact information, you may be asked to submit the following information through a page on the Site:  First Name, Last Name, Company (if you are an employer), Email Address, Date of Birth.  You may also be asked to provide additional optional information, such as your address, phone numbers, religious affiliation, employment-related information and whether or not you participate in certain support programs, which is not required to register for an account but may be helpful to JVS in providing you with more a more customized experience when using the Site or its Services.  Once you have submitted the requested information, a JVS administrator shall have the right to approve or reject the requested services, according to the JVS administrator’s sole discretion.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any associated with your use of the JVS Site, including passwords to Third-Party Sites (defined below) (collectively, “Passwords), and you are responsible for all activities that occur using your Passwords. You agree not to share your Passwords, let others access or use your Passwords or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Passwords.  You agree to notify JVS if any of your Passwords on this Site is lost, stolen, if you are aware of any unauthorized use of your Passwords on this Site or if you know of any other breach of security in relation to this Site.

All the information that you provide when registering for an account and otherwise through the Site must be accurate, complete and up to date.

Privacy

JVS collects certain personal information and data through your use of the Site.  For details on the Company’s policies regarding the collection and use of that information and data, please see JVS’s Privacy Policy.

Registering for Workshops

Most JVS Workshops and Services are available at no charge to participants. For any Workshop or Service that has associated fees, those fees are posted on the calendar on the Site and are subject to change at any time with or without notice to you.  If there is a change in a fee for a Workshop or Service after you have paid your registration fee in full, you will not be charged for any fee increase.  All fees for Workshops or Services must be paid by credit card, cash or check; payment by cash or check will be accepted in person at JVS’s offices at 225 Bush Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104.  You are expressly agreeing that JVS is permitted to bill you for the applicable fees for the Workshops or Services for which you register to the credit card designated on your registration for the specific Workshop or Service.  If you cancel your registration for a Workshop or Service, any refund will be based on the refund policy as posted in information for that Workshop or Service.

Donations

Donations that you make through the Site should be made to Jewish Vocational Service, a tax-exempt charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.  JVS does not warrant any donated funds will be used for any particular purpose.

JVS HAS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DONATIONS THAT ARE MADE IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS.

You may make donations through the Site using your credit card, PayPal or other payment method for the donations that you authorize on this Site.  You are expressly agreeing that JVS is permitted to charge your credit card, PayPal or other payment account for all donations that you make through the Site.  In rare circumstances, JVS may at its discretion choose to process a refund for your donation.

Electronic Communications

By using the Site and/or the Services provided on or through the Site, you consent to receiving electronic communications from JVS.  These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Site and/or Services provided on or through the Site.  These electronic communications are part of your relationship with JVS.  You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This Site may be linked to other web sites that are not JVS sites (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”).  Certain areas of the Site may allow you to interact and/or conduct transactions with such Third-Party Sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on this Site to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account and, in certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on this Site.  In any case, you acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than JVS, and you further acknowledge and agree that your use of such Third-Party Sites is governed by the respective Third-Party Web Site privacy policy and terms and conditions and/or user guides.  You hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions, user’s guides and privacy policies of any of Third-Party Sites.  JVS is providing links to the Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and JVS does not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. YOU AGREE THAT JVS WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.  Any reference on the Site to any product, service, publication, institution, organization of any third-party entity or individual does not constitute or imply JVS’s endorsement or recommendation.

Submissions

You are responsible for the information, opinions, messages, comments, photos, videos, graphics, sounds and other content or material that you submit, upload, post or otherwise make available on or through the Site (each a “Submission”) and through the Services available in connection with this Site.  You may not upload, post or otherwise make available on this Site any material protected by copyright, trademark, or any other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other proprietary right owned by a third-party, and the burden of determining whether any material is protected by any such right is on you.  You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights, violation of contract, privacy or publicity rights or any other harm resulting from any Submission that you make.  You have full responsibility for each Submission you make, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein or in the Company Privacy Policy, you agree that any Submission provided by you in connection with this Site is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis.  You hereby grant to the Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute each of your Submissions, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, and authorize others to use the Submissions.  We may modify or adapt your Submissions in order to transmit, display or distribute them over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to the Submissions as necessary to conform and adapt them to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.  The Company agrees to use any personally identifiable information contained in any of your Submissions in accordance with the Company Privacy Policy.

You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submissions posted by you to or through this Site.

When you provide Submissions you agree that those Submissions shall not be in violation of the “Unauthorized Activities” paragraph below.  Those prohibitions do not require the Company to monitor, police or remove any Submissions or other information submitted by you or any other user.

Unauthorized Activities

When using this Site and/or the Services, you agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language.
  • Discuss or incite illegal activity.
  • Use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated).
  • Post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.
  • Post any copyrighted or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner.
  • Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes’, or any other form of such solicitation.
  • Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site.
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
  • Alter the opinions or comments posted by others on this Site.
  • Post anything contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive.  JVS reserves the right to terminate access to your user account if a user account is created, or to terminate your ability to post to this Site (or use the Services) with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that JVS determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site or to any other user of this Site and/or Services.  JVS may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct.  When legally required or at JVS’s discretion, JVS will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on this Site or on the Internet.

You agree to indemnify and hold JVS and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs of defense) JVS or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third-party that your use of this Site or the use of this Site by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas or, your Submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third-party.

Proprietary Rights

JVS is a trademark of Jewish Vocational Service in the United States.  Other trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on this Site, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole properties of JVS, Jewish Vocational Service.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.  Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.

Intellectual Property Infringement.

JVS respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same.  JVS may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to this Site for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our Site, please provide JVS’s designated agent the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled at the Site, and information reasonably sufficient to permit JVS to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit JVS to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

JVS’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:

Abby Snay, Executive Director, asnay@jvs.org

225 Bush Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415)391-3600

Fax: (415)391-3617

 

Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification

We will notify you that we have removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that you provided, if such removal is pursuant to a valid DMCA take-down notice that we have received. If you receive such notice from us, you may provide us with a counter-notification in writing to JVS designated agent that includes all of the following information:

1.  Your physical or electronic signature;

2.  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 access to it was disabled;

3.  A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and

4.  Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which JVS may be located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

Termination of Repeat Infringers

JVS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of our web site and/or service who is the subject or repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of this Site and/or the Services is at your own risk.  The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by JVS, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors.  JVS does not warrant the accuracy of timeliness of the Materials contained on this Site.  JVS has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by JVS, our licensors or suppliers or other users.

JVS, FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, OR ANY MATERIALS RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS.  UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, AND MATERIALS AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.  JVS DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

JVS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL’S ATTENDANCE AT A WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH ANY SPECIFIC SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS OR THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH ANY PARTICULAR EMPLOYER OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR POSITION; ALL HIRING DECISIONS WILL BE MADE SOLELY BY THE EMPLOYER POSTING THE JOB OPENING.  FURTHER, JVS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE POSTING OF ANY JOB OPENING ON THE SITE WILL RESULT IN AN EMPLOYER HIRING ANY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL OR ANY INDIVIDUAL AT ALL.

Limitation of Liability.

JVS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS SITE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL JVS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF JVS KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.  JVS SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY HIRING DECISIONS OR FOR ANY ACTIONS OR ANY INACTIONS TAKEN BY AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONDING TO ANY JOB POSTING MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AND JVS SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR THE RESULTS OR OUTCOME OF ANY WORKSHOPS THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MAY ATTEND.  ANY DECISION BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT THROUGH A JOB OPENING POSTED ON THE SITE IS MADE SOLELY BY THE INDIVDIUAL AND JVS SHALL NOT HAVE ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY THAT MAY RESULT FROM THAT EMPLOYMENT.

Local Laws; Export Control

JVS controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the Materials may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations.  If you use this Site outside the United States of America, you are responsible for following applicable local laws.

Feedback

If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to JVS, whether by letter, email, telephone, web form or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to the Site, any Services offered through the Site or Materials, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary.  You hereby assign all right, title, and interest in  any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback.  JVS is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any such ideas, know-how, concepts, any techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback. You understand and agree that JVS is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.

General

JVS prefers to advise you if we feel you are not complying with these Terms and to recommend any necessary corrective action.  However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by JVS, may result in immediate termination of your access to this Site without prior notice to you.  The Federal Arbitration Act, California state law and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms.  Foreign laws do not apply.  The United Nations on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and any laws based on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) shall not apply to this Agreement.  Except for Disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms or this Site will be heard in the courts located in San Francisco County in the State of California.  If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified.  JVS’s failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such term.  These Terms are the entire agreement between you and JVS and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and JVS about this Site.  The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.

California Consumer Notice

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: This Site and Service are provided by JVS, 225 Bush Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 391-3600 Fax: (415) 391-3617, info@jvs.org.  If you have a question or complaint regarding the Site or JVS Services, please contact us at info@jvs.org.  You may also contact us by writing Jewish Vocational Service, 225 Bush Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94104, Phone: (415) 391-3600, Fax: (415) 391-3617, info@jvs.org.  California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by post at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 or Hearing Impaired at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact JVS for any reason, you can reach us at  225 Bush Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94104, Phone: (415) 391-3600, Fax: (415) 391-3617, info@jvs.org.