Last Updated: April 2016
Welcome to balancecareers.com, a Web site ("Site") of Balance Careers ("we" or "us").
1. Acceptance & Changes
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOU MUST STOP USING THE SITE IMMEDIATELY.
2. What We Do
We feature current job listings and daily coupons for our users. We also offer a career center with useful job-related articles, as well as articles on saving money and printable coupons. If you subscribe to our Newsletter, you will receive job listings for your area and daily coupons in your email. You are not required to subscribe to our Newsletter to search job listings, read articles or print coupons otherwise available on the Site.
3. Job Search Feature
a. Information for Job Seekers. The job listings appearing on the Site are automatically aggregated and indexed from a variety of online sources. These listings are created by third-party individuals and entities that are outside of our control. We do not screen the results appearing on the Site and we do not represent or warrant that job listings or employers are what or who they purport to be. We assume no responsibility and disclaim any and all liability for the content, completeness, accuracy, reliability, legality or availability of any job listing, information, or Web site included in the search results.
Although we have no obligation to do so, we may from time to time monitor jobs appearing on the Site and we may from time to time delete content we deem in our sole discretion to be inappropriate. We do not represent or warrant that we will continuously or regularly monitor jobs appearing on the Site or that we will remove objectionable content. Interpretation of whether content is objectionable remains within our sole discretion.
Please note that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides:
(1) Treatment of publisher or speaker
No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.
(2) Civil liability
No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of -
(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; or
(B) any action taken to enable or make available to information content providers or others the technical means to restrict access to material described in paragraph (1).
b. Information for Employers. Employers who would like to learn more about the services we may be able to provide them are invited to contact us via the Site's "Employers" link. Employers will be requested to submit their name, company name, city, state, phone, email address (mandatory) and a message. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
4. Career Articles
We provide articles about navigating the job market on the Site. These articles are provided for informational purposes only. They articles should not be relied upon by any user without the exercise of independent judgment. We will not be responsible for the consequences of your reliance on any article or information contained therein, and we do not and cannot represent or warrant that any article or information contained therein is suitable for any or all users.
5. Subscribing to Our Newsletter
You may unsubscribe from receiving further offers from us and third-parties by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link and entering the email address you subscribed with. We will comply with such request within ten (10) days.
7. Our Content and Technology
"Our Content" means any intellectual property, data, or communications transmitted by us, our users or third-parties via our platform ("Platform") including, but not limited to files, images, listings, logos, messages, postings, ratings, recommendations, reviews, text, trademarks or editorial content. It also includes all content generated by us.
"Our Technology" means any past, present and future intellectual property or related rights in the Platform, including, but not limited to, software, code processes, algorithms, user interfaces, know-how, techniques, organization, designs, text, images, photographs, illustrations, artwork, graphic material, advertising copy, databases, proprietary information, all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the Platform and all other tangible or intangible materials related to, displayed, performed, or distributed on the Platform and the Platform itself, including, but not limited to the selection, sequence, "look and feel" and arrangement of items on the Platform, and all of our marks, domain names, patents and other intellectual property.
Unless otherwise noted, all of Our Content is owned, controlled or licensed by us. Our Content is protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, and/or other intellectual property rights. You understand and agree that you shall acquire no rights in Our Content or Our Technology unless otherwise stated in writing.
a. License to Access and/or Use. We grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, freely revocable license to access and/or use Our Content and Our Technology to use the Site. You agree and understand that with the exception of this limited license, you have no rights in or to Our Content or Our Technology unless otherwise stated in writing. This limited license terminates automatically and without notice to you if you breach this Agreement.
b. Reservation of Rights. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement unless otherwise stated in writing.
c. Prevention of Unauthorized Use. We reserve the right to employ whatever lawful means we consider necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Site, Our Content and/or Our Technology, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping and contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
8. Copyright and Trademark Infringement Policy
Notification: If you believe in good faith that material hosted by the Site infringes your copyright or trademark, you or your agent may send us a written notice that includes the following information:
a. A clear identification of the copyrighted or trademarked work you claim was infringed;
b. A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing the copyrighted or trademarked work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the Site, such as a link to the infringing material;
c. Your contact information so that we can reply to your complaint, preferably including an email address and telephone number;
d. A statement that you have a "good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright/trademark infringement is not authorized by the copyright/trademark owner, its agent, or the law";
e. A statement that "the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed"; and
f. The notice must be signed by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices should be sent to the Notice address under the MISCELLANEOUS section below, Attn: Copyright and Trademark Agent. We will review and address all notices that comply with the requirements above. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification.
Counter-notification: If you believe in good faith your material that was removed or disabled was not infringing, or that you had authorization from the copyright/trademark owner or the copyright/trademark owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the materials, you or your agent may send us a written notice that includes the following information:
a. Your physical or electronic signature;
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 access to it was disabled;
c. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
d. Your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Austin and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.
If counter-notice is received by us, we may send a copy to the complaining party stating that we may replace the material or cease disabling access in ten (10) business days unless an action is filed seeking a court order.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to remove material deemed to be infringing, at our sole discretion, without prior notice and without liability to you. In appropriate circumstances, we will also terminate a user's account if we determine, at our sole discretion, that he or she is a repeat infringer.
9. Prohibitions On Use
You may not do or encourage any of the following actions on the Site:
a. Sell, resell, lease, sublicense, market, distribute, assign or otherwise transfer rights to or commercially exploit any portion of the Site;
b. Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure;
c. "Scrape" the Site, or use any bot, spider, data miner or automated agent to access and/or use the Site or gain access to or use any of Our Content;
d. Reformat, copy, reproduce, modify, translate or create derivative works of or display any portion of the Site, or mirror and/or frame any pages of the Site on any other Web site;
e. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of Our Technology;
f. Remove or interfere with any of Our Content, Our Technology or any other proprietary right of the Site; or
g. Use the Site: (i) for any unlawful purpose, (ii) to defraud us or any third-party, or (iii) to create damage or risk to us or any third-party business, network or facility.
10. Personal Use Only
The Site is available only for users' personal non-business use. Any other use is prohibited, unless otherwise stated in writing to you by us.
11. No Users Under 18
If you are under 18, you may not access or use the Site. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18. In compliance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under 13.
12. User Suspension & Termination
We reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate your use of the Site at any time for any reason and without notice to you. The Agreement may be terminated by us in the event that you breach any of your duties, obligations or responsibilities under this Agreement. Upon or following termination, we shall have no liability to you or any further obligations under this Agreement.
13. Third-Party Links
The Site may provide links to other sites (each a "linked site") and allow you to leave the Site to access third-party material or bring third-party material to the site via "inverse" hyperlinks and framing technology. We have no discretion to alter, update, or control the content of a linked site. The fact that we have provided a link to a linked site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such linked site, its owners, or its providers. There are inherent risks in relying upon using, or retrieving any information found on the Internet, and we urge you to make sure you understand these risks before relying upon, using, or retrieving any such information on a linked site.
14. Non-Reliance On Site
We may discontinue or change any of Our Content or any service, function, or feature of the Site at any time with or without notice.
15. Disclaimer of Warranties
a. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, SUITABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION.
b. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USE OF TRADE.
c. ANY ADVERTISERS APPEARING ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE NOT OUR AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES AND WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY ENTITY OR SERVICE APPEARING ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM;
d. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (i) THE SITE WILL MEET USERS' REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (ii) THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (iii) THAT ALL DEFICIENCIES IN THE SERVICE CAN BE FOUND OR CORRECTED. FURTHER, THE SITE MAY BE INTERRUPTED OR UNAVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF PERFORMING MAINTENANCE OR UPGRADES. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: (a) SERVICE IMPAIRMENTS CAUSED BY ACTS WITHIN THE CONTROL OF USER OR ANY USER; (b) INTEROPERABILITY OF SPECIFIC USER APPLICATIONS OR EQUIPMENT; (c) INABILITY OF USERS TO ACCESS OR INTERACT WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDER THROUGH THE INTERNET, OTHER NETWORKS OR USERS THAT COMPRISE THE INTERNET OR THE INFORMATIONAL OR COMPUTING RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INTERNET; (d) INTERACTION WITH OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS, NETWORKS, USERS OR INFORMATIONAL OR COMPUTING RESOURCES THROUGH THE INTERNET; (e) SERVICE PROVIDED BY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS; OR (f) PERFORMANCE IMPAIRMENTS CAUSED ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET.
e. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ITS OPERATION WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL AGENTS.
f. NEITHER WE NOR THE SITE ARE AFFILIATED WITH, SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR APPROVED BY THE MANUFACTURERS OF ANY PRODUCT THAT MAY BE MENTIONED ON THE SITE.
16. Limitation of Liability
a. THERE ARE RISKS INHERENT IN DEALING WITH STRANGERS, UNDERAGE PERSONS OR PEOPLE ACTING UNDER FALSE PRETENSES. SUCH RISKS MAY INCLUDE THE RISK OF PHYSICAL HARM. USERS ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DEALING WITH THIRD-PARTIES THEY ENCOUNTER THROUGH OR AS A RESULT OF THE SITE.
b. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WILL WE OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN ADMINISTERING THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE, LOST BUSINESS REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, DAMAGES FOR DELAY, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED PROFITS OR SAVINGS OR ANY CLAIM AGAINST USER BY ANY OTHER PERSON RESULTING FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, SERVER DOWNTIME, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES.
c. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION, THEFT, LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF ANY DATA, EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES, INCLUDING THROUGH ACCIDENT, FRAUDULENT MEANS OR DEVICES, OR ANY OTHER METHOD.
d. WE SHALL BE LIABLE TO USER ONLY AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT AND SHALL HAVE NO OTHER OBLIGATION, DUTY, OR LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE TO USER. THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL APPLY IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, DEMAND, OR ACTION BY USER, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND SHALL SURVIVE A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH OR BREACHES OR THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT OR OF ANY REMEDY CONTAINED HEREIN. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON DURATION OR THE EXCLUSION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, OR MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS THAT MAY NOT BE WAIVED PURSUANT TO THIS DOCUMENT.
e. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERCEPTED INFORMATION SENT VIA THE INTERNET, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF INTERCEPTED INFORMATION IN ANY UNAUTHORIZED MANNER.
f. USERS WHO RESIDE IN CALIFORNIA AGREE TO WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
g. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR YOUR USE OF OUR CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED ONE-HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
You agree to indemnify and hold us, our Affiliates, employees, officers, directors and any shareholders (each an "Indemnitee") harmless from and against any claims, suits, actions or proceedings ("Claims") brought and damages, costs (including attorneys' fees) and/or judgments awarded against us that arise from or in connection with: (i) Claims by any person or entity to the extent that such Claims are based upon or arise out of user's use of the Site or user's actions; (ii) breach by user of this Agreement; or (iii) user's failure to comply with all applicable laws. We shall give user written notice of such Claims, permit user to defend (with counsel reasonably acceptable to us) and/or settle such Claims (upon terms reasonably acceptable to us), and, subject to our sole discretion, give user information and assistance reasonably requested by user in connection with such Claims.
18. As Is, With All Faults
The Site is provided on an "AS IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" basis.
The provisions of this Agreement that by their nature are intended to survive the expiration or earlier termination, including those provisions relating to ownership, indemnification/defense, warranty disclaimer, and limits of liability shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
a. Notice. We may give notice by means of a general notice through the Site. You may give notice to us at any time by any of the following: email with confirmed receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, or letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service to the following address: Balance Careers, 8127 Mesa Dr, Suite B206-319, Austin, Texas 78759
b. Force Majeure. If the performance of this Agreement, or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of fire, flood, earthquake, explosion or other casualty or accident or act of God, strikes or labor disputes, inability to procure or obtain delivery of items, supplies, telecommunication services, equipment or software, war or other violence, any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand or requirement of any governmental authority, or any other act or condition whatsoever beyond our reasonable control, we shall be excused from such performance to the extent of such prevention.
c. Severability. To the extent that any provision or portion of this Agreement is deemed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provision or portion shall be severed and deleted or limited so as to give effect to the intent of the parties insofar as possible and the remainder of this Agreement, as the case may be, shall remain binding upon the parties.
d. Assignment. User may not, without our prior written consent (which may be given or withheld in our sole discretion), assign or transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any third-person. We may assign this Agreement to any person or entity without your consent. We may delegate to our Affiliates, agents, suppliers and contractors any of the obligations herein imposed upon us and we may disclose to any such persons any information required by them to perform the duties so delegated to them.
e. Waiver. A failure or delay by us to enforce any right under this Agreement shall not at any time constitute a waiver of such right or any other right, and shall not modify the rights or obligations of either party under this Agreement.
f. Governing Law; Forum; Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without reference to conflict or choice of law rules or principles. The parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Texas located in Travis Count, or in the United States District Court for the Austin Texas for the purposes of any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the subject matter hereof brought by any party hereto; and hereby waive and agree not to assert as a defense or otherwise, in any such suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that the suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, or that the venue of the suit, action or proceeding is improper.
g. Waiver of Jury Trial and Class Suit. You also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with us, our Affiliates, employees, officers, directors and any shareholders relating to or arising from your use of the Site or this Agreement that YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY AND YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING SUCH DISPUTE.
h. Miscellaneous. All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made in this Agreement shall survive your acceptance of this Agreement and the termination of this Agreement.
i. Construction. The titles of the sections of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered in construing any meanings contained in this Agreement. Unless the context of this Agreement clearly requires otherwise: (i) references to the plural include the singular, the singular the plural, and the part the whole, (ii) references to one gender include all genders, (iii) "or" has the inclusive meaning frequently identified with the phrase "and/or," (iv) "including" has the inclusive meaning frequently identified with the phrase "including but not limited to" or "including without limitation," and (v) references to "hereunder," "herein" or "hereof" relate to this Agreement as a whole. Any reference in this Agreement to any statute, rule, regulation or agreement, including this Agreement, shall be deemed to include such statute, rule, regulation or agreement as it may be modified, varied, amended or supplemented from time to time. The parties agree that this Agreement shall be fairly interpreted in accordance with its terms without any strict construction in favor of or against either party, and that ambiguities shall not be interpreted against the drafting party.
j. Attorneys' Fees. If any legal action between you and us is necessary in order to enforce any of the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs from the non-prevailing party.
k. Relationship. This Agreement creates no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship between you and us, unless otherwise stated in writing by us.
l. Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement of the parties, and supersedes any prior agreement and any prior discussion between the parties, relating to the subject matter contained herein. Neither party shall be bound by any definition, condition, provision, representation, warranty, covenant or promise other than as expressly stated in this Agreement or as contemporaneously or subsequently set forth in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer or representative of the party to be bound thereby.
21. International Use
Although the Site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the U.S., and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations act on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with the Site is void where prohibited.
22. Contact Us
Any comments or requests for further information may be directed to:
8127 Mesa Dr, Suite B206-319, Austin, Texas 78759