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(collectively, the “Services”).
FROM USING THE WEBSITE.
The Website does not constitute or purport to constitute a source of advice nor does your use of the Website
constitute or guarantee a job or employment relationship between you and us or otherwise.
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the content we provide on the Website without notice. From time to
time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website.
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exclusive responsibility and at your sole risk.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You also are
responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of
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Services require you to register with us or otherwise provide user information, you may be required to complete
the registration process by providing us with complete and accurate information. You grant us and our affiliates
the right to use, store, monitor, retrieve and transmit your account and user information in connection with the
operations of the Website and performance of our Services. You can review our information collection and use
our Candidate Privacy Statement (available at https://www.specialcounsel.com/candidate-privacy),
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information
as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose
it to any third party. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal and
account information as well as for any and all activities that occur under your account and to maintain the
completeness and accuracy of your user information, and any loss caused by your failure to do so is your
responsibility. You must notify us immediately of any suspected or actual unauthorized use of your account or
user information, and any and all other security breaches.
We implement reasonable security measures to safeguard our Website. Nevertheless, you must be aware that existing
security measures for computer systems on the internet are not entirely trustworthy and that, therefore, we
cannot guarantee the non-existence of viruses or any other elements that may cause alterations to your computer
systems (hardware and software) or to your data and files contained in your systems.
NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION
The information provided on the Website does not constitute an offer of or solicitation for the purchase or
disposal of, trading or any transaction in any Company securities. Investors must not rely on this information
for investment decisions.
We may use your information to send you electronic messaging (e.g. email, text messaging, etc.) or other wireless
devices multimedia messaging services (“MMS”) or short message services (“SMS”)
communications to perform our services or to inform you of news, events and other information relevant to us
(“Mobile Services”). Messages and data rates may apply for any SMS, MMS, and other electronic
communication. For example, you may be charged a fee by your wireless carrier to send and receive messages based
on the terms of your wireless device service plan. We are not responsible for any wireless e-mail or text
messaging charges incurred by you or by a person that has access to your wireless device, telephone number or
e-mail address. Check with your wireless device service provider if you have questions about your service plan.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
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see or read on the Website (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, images, photographs,
illustrations, texts, video clips and other materials, and the arrangement thereof) is protected worldwide by
copyright, design, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You must at all times respect all
intellectual property rights in the Website and the content thereon, whether owned by us, any of our affiliates
or a third party. You must not obtain or attempt to obtain any of the Website’s content by means or
procedures other than those which have been made available to you by the Website.
intellectual property rights in the Website or the content thereon other than those set out expressly herein.
You are therefore expressly prohibited to carry out any reproduction, transformation, distribution or public
communication of, or to make available, extract, reuse, resend or in any other way use, by any means or
are allowed to do so by applicable law, or when explicit authorization has been provided by the holder of the
Trade and Service Mark. The trademarks used in connection with our business and/or displayed on the
Website are owned by us and are protected by U.S. federal trademark laws and various international laws. These
trademarks may include, among others, our logos and designs, marks, and slogans. You may not use or register or
otherwise claim rights in any Company trademark, including as or as part of any trademark, service mark, company
name, trade name, username or domain registration. The contents of this Website, including the text,
photographs, videos, and other audiovisual materials are also protected under U.S. copyright laws and various
international laws and treaties. We are proud of our strong brands and the value of the goodwill we have built
in our trademarks. As such, we actively enforce our intellectual property rights, and any unauthorized use of
our intellectual property is strictly prohibited. Our trademarks and copyrights, and those of our affiliates may
only be used with our express written permission and may be revoked at any time.
You must not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly
perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website, except:
- As expressly authorized by us in writing;
- To temporarily store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement
- To print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal use and
not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution;
- To submit to job postings and job applications and otherwise sign up for and receive our services as
reasonably intended; and/or
- To use any website or email link or other account access to navigate the Website and to interact with us and
If you wish to make any use of the materials on the Website other than as set forth in this Section, please
address your request to: email@example.com, or by mail at:
ADO Professional Solutions, Inc., dba Special Counsel, EQ, SCI, D4, Parker + Lynch Legal, ATTN: Legal, 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd, Bldg
200, Ste 400, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Except for the personal or business information that we require you to provide in connection with your account or
our Services, please note that any communication, content or other material (“Your Content”) that
you transmit to us through the Website (i.e., through blogs, forums or other groups), are transmitted on a
non-confidential basis. We do not request, nor do we wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary
information from you through the Website, by e-mail, or in any other format. By providing Your Content to us,
- Represent and warrant that Your Content is original to you, that you own or otherwise control all rights in
Your Content, or that you have the rights necessary to grant to use the license to Your Content, and that
Your Content does not violate any rights, including the rights of privacy, of any party and does not
otherwise violate the law; and
- Grant to us and our affiliates a world-wide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, unrestricted,
perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, assignable and fully sub-licensable right and license, to copy,
reproduce, edit, modify, distribute, transmit, translate, display, perform, publish, sell, adapt, create
derivative works from, and otherwise use Your Content, for any purpose that we may choose, in our sole
discretion, and through any means or media, whether now existing or subsequently developed, and without any
compensation to you or any third party (it being understood that the foregoing shall include the right to
exploit any and all intellectual property or proprietary rights in Your Content including, without
limitation, rights protected under applicable copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent and other laws
throughout the world). IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, DO NOT SHARE,
SUBMIT OR POST YOUR CONTENT ON OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE
While accessing our Website, you warrant and agree that you will not:
- Use it in any way that violates any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.
- Make unsolicited offers or proposals to other users.
- Engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior or defame or defraud other users.
- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, or any other person or entity
affiliated with the Company, such as by using e-mail addresses from our Website.
- Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or
that, as determined by us, may harm the Company or our users, or expose them to liability.
- Disrupt, interfere with, disable, impair, overburden, violate the security of, or attempt to gain
unauthorized access to, the Website, its services, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server,
computing device, or computer network connected to the Website.
- Upload, transmit, distribute, or run any computer virus, worm, trojan horse, malware, spyware, time bomb,
logic bomb, or any computer code that could damage or alter a computing device, computer network,
communication network, data, the Services, or any other system, device, or property.
- Access, use, or modify any data, information, or other materials not intentionally made available or
accessible to you by the Company.
- License, sublicense, assign, convey, or transfer any rights granted hereunder.
- Perform any acts that may damage our image, interests or rights or those of any of our affiliated companies
(“The Adecco Group Companies”).
- Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
CONSEQUENCES OF IMPERMISSIBLE USE
We reserve the right to terminate your account or to refuse Services to you, without prior notice to you, at any
time and for any or no reason. Without limiting the above, we will, in appropriate circumstances, permanently
terminate your account and remove information from the Website. You have the right to cancel your account at any
LINKS AND LINKING
Links to Other Websites. Links to other websites operated by third parties not affiliated to us may be
indicated on the Website. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by us
of those sites, and we do not accept any responsibility for any third party website linked to or from this
Website. We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Website and we are not responsible for the content
or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Website. Following any link to any other
practices of any third-party sites, and you should review the terms of service and privacy policies governing
such sites before using them, as you are solely responsible for complying with such terms and conditions.
Linking to Our Website. Any linking to the Website from a third party website requires our prior written
authorization. You may not frame the content of our Website or use metatags or any other “hidden
text” that incorporates our trademarks or our name without our express written consent.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA) TAKE-DOWN PROCEDURES
Compliance with the DMCA. If you believe that any materials on our Website violate your copyright, please
follow the instructions below to send us a notice of copyright infringement. The Company may remove or disable
access to material on our Website that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith
attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification,
also in accordance with the DMCA.
Filing a Notice of Infringing Material Under the DMCA. If you believe that materials accessible on or from
this Website infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by submitting written
notification to our copyright agent as designated below. As set forth by Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your
notice must include the following:
- 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 work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at
a single online Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that
- 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, and information reasonably sufficient to
permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as
an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner
complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the
complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly
Please be aware that Section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act may impose liability for damages on
any person who knowingly sends meritless notices of infringement. Please do not make false claims.
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
Copyright Agent, c/o ADO Professional Solutions, Inc., dba Special Counsel, EQ, SCI, D4, Parker + Lynch Legal, 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd,
Bldg 200, Ste 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Site Materials Disclaimer. We are not under any duty to check the accuracy of the Website or the content
thereon, and we do not guarantee the usefulness, preciseness, completeness, accuracy, or relevance of the
Website or the content thereon and/or that such content is up to date. To the extent permitted by applicable
law, we also do not warrant or represent that the Website and/or the content thereon is error-free or reliable
or that use of the Website and/or the Website’s content will not infringe rights of third parties. To the
extent permitted by applicable law, we do not warrant or represent that the functional aspects of the Website
and/or the content will be error free or that the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other
harmful components. Use of the Website and the content is at your risk, and is provided “AS IS” AND
“AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. To the extent permitted by
applicable law, we will not be liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website
or the content thereon, whether direct or indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise. We expressly
disclaim any and all liability for loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless
of the form of action. We expressly exclude any and all liability for errors or omissions with respect to the
Website and the Website’s content, save to the extent that such liability arises from our fraud or
fraudulent misrepresentation or from any death or personal injury that arises due to our willful misconduct.
Site Services Disclaimer. The inclusion of content on the Website does not in any way constitute that we
agree to provide you staffing services or any other kind of services. We expressly exclude any and all kind of
liability for decisions made by you based on the Website or the Website’s content.
Site Availability Disclaimer. We are not under any duty to make the Website available, and we will not be
liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable, totally or partially, at any time or for any period.
Site Security Disclaimer. You acknowledge that the Website is connected to the Internet and that your use
shall be wholly at your own risk. While we aim to keep your information secure, we do not represent or guarantee
that the Website will be free from loss, disruptions, corruption, cyber-attack, viruses, interference, hacking,
malware, or other security intrusion or adverse incident. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we will not
be liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or the content thereon,
whether direct or indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise. We expressly disclaim any and all liability
for loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS REPRESENTATIVES OR
CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY, OR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE
WAIVE ANY AND ALL SUCH CLAIMS AGAINST THE COMPANY AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES. You agree that the limitations set
provided to you absent such limitations.
contract, tort or otherwise, for any damages or losses arising out of your use of, access to, or inability to
use the Website or any materials provided or supplied by us, our aggregate liability will not exceed one hundred
U.S. dollars (U.S. $100).
Please note that some jurisdictions do not allow such limitations of liability or may place limitations on our
ability to limit liability to you. Therefore, the foregoing limitations may not be applicable to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, including our officers, directors and employees, from and
against any and all claims, actions and damages (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) that are
You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim or action. We reserve the
right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification
PLEASE REVIEW THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. AS DESCRIBED BELOW, IT (i) LIMITS YOUR ABILITY TO LITIGATE CERTAIN CLAIMS
IN COURT; (ii) LIMITS YOUR ABILITY TO COMBINE CLAIMS AND TO BRING CLAIMS THROUGH CLASS ACTIONS AND (iii) LIMITS
YOUR ACCESS TO A JURY TRIAL.
Arbitration. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that any claim, dispute or controversy
of any kind, regardless of the type of claim or legal theory or remedy (“Claim”) by either you or us
against the other arising from, relating to or in any way concerning your use of the Website, these Terms of
relating to your access to, and/or use of, the Website, at the demand of either party, be resolved by
confidential binding arbitration. Arbitration includes but is not limited to:
- Claims relating to the enforceability or interpretation of any of these arbitration provisions;
- Claims by you, and also Claims made on your behalf or connected with you, such as an employee,
representative, agent, predecessor, successor, heir, assignee, or trustee in bankruptcy;
- Claims that relate directly to us, and/or to our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assignees,
employees, and agents; or
- Claims asserted as part of a class action, private attorney general or other representative action, it being
expressly understood and agreed to that the arbitration of such claims must proceed on an individual
(non-class and non-representative) basis and the arbitrator may award relief only on an individual
(non-class and non-representative) basis.
YOU AND WE AGREE THAT NO CLASS ACTION, CONSOLIDATED ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE
CLAIMS MAY BE PURSUED IN ARBITRATION, NOR MAY SUCH ACTIONS BE PURSUED IN COURT. BY ACCEPTING THIS ARBITRATION
PROVISION, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO INITIATE OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, REPRESENTATIVE ACTION,
PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR CONSOLIDATED ARBITRATION IN ANY MATTER ENCOMPASSED BY THIS ARBITRATION
in writing at least 60 days in advance of initiating any action. Notices to the Company must be sent to ADO Professional Solutions, Inc., dba Special Counsel, EQ, SCI, D4, Parker + Lynch Legal, Attention: General Counsel; 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd,
Bldg 200, Ste 400, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.
The notice must include your name, address, and contact information, the facts giving rise to the Claim, and the
relief requested. We may direct any Notices to you at the mailing address or e-mail address that you most
recently provided to us. You and we will use reasonable efforts to resolve any Claim through informal
negotiation within 60 days from the date the notice of Claim is sent.
Administration of Arbitration. If any dispute is not resolved by informal negotiation, any claim, dispute,
or controversy will be, at the demand of either party, conducted exclusively by binding arbitration governed by
the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and not state law. YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE (OR
PARTICIPATE IN AS A PARTY OR CLASS MEMBER) ALL DISPUTES IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY. Instead, all disputes
will be resolved on an individual basis before a single, neutral arbitrator and the proceeding will be
confidential. The arbitrator will be either a lawyer admitted to practice law in his or her jurisdiction and
with at least ten years’ experience or a retired or former judge selected in accordance with the rules of
the AAA. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this provision, and the arbitration will be governed by the
Commercial Arbitration Rules and Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the AAA. For more
information, see adr.org or call 1-800-778-7879. All arbitration proceedings will be conducted in English, and
the United States FAA will govern the interpretation, enforcement, and proceedings pursuant to this binding
arbitration provision. The arbitration shall be conducted in the county or parish in which you reside. The award
will be confidential and only disclosed as is necessary to obtain judgment or as otherwise required by law. You
and we further agree that a judgment may be entered upon the award by any court having jurisdiction. The
arbitration award will determine the rights and obligations between the named parties only, and only in respect
to the claims in arbitration, and will not have any bearing on the rights and obligations of any other dispute.
In the event of a conflict between the Arbitration Rules and this provision, this arbitration provision will
Costs. All fees and costs will be allocated in accordance with the Arbitration Rules. However, we will
advance or reimburse filing and other fees if the arbitrator rules that you cannot afford to pay them or if you
ask us and we determine there is a good reason for doing so. Each party will bear the expense of their
respective attorneys, experts, and witnesses and other expenses, regardless of who prevails, but a party may
recover any or all expenses from another party if the arbitrator, applying applicable law, so determines.
Severability. If any term or section of this provision is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable
in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or section
of this arbitration provision and will be eliminated to the minimum extent necessary. If any portion of this
arbitration provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable, it will not invalidate the other provisions of these
Terms; provided, however, that (i) if the prohibition on class-wide arbitration is deemed invalid, then this
entire arbitration provision will be null and void; and (ii) if the prohibition on arbitration of representative
claims brought in a private attorney general capacity is deemed invalid, then the arbitration provision will be
null and void as to such claims only. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination or cancellation of
this Agreement. In the event of a conflict between this arbitration agreement and any other applicable
arbitration provision, this arbitration agreement will control.
CLASS ACTION WAIVER. Each of us expressly agree that any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating
(“Claims”) must be brought in the respective party's individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or
class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding
("Class Action"). Each of us expressly agree to waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any
contrary, any Claim, dispute, or controversy alleging that all or part of the Class Action waiver contained in
this Section is invalid, illegal, unenforceable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of
competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. IF FOR ANY REASON A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT, YOU AND WE AGREE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE
A JURY TRIAL. YOU AND WE UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY DISPUTE THAT IN ANY WAY RELATES
SUCH SERVICES). IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE FILED TO SHOW A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS SET FORTH IN THE “GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION” SECTION BELOW, WITHOUT REGARD
TO THE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
The enforceability and interpretation of the “Dispute Resolution” section will be subject to and
governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, as amended (the “Federal Arbitration
Act”), including its procedural provisions. Apart from the “Dispute Resolution” Section and to
the laws of the United States and the state of State of Florida without giving effect to any choice or conflict
of law provision or rule that would cause laws of another jurisdiction to apply.
FOR USERS IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY
This Website is intended for users in the United States. Your information, including personal information,
collected through our Website is stored and processed in the United States. If you access the Website from
outside of the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with
and privacy practices.
Please note that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as the laws
in your country. In particular, it should be noted that our website places cookies and local shared objects on
country’s cookie laws.
The Website is intended for use by persons who are 18 years of age or older.
contemporaneous communications and proposals regarding the Website, including prior versions of these Terms of
No Waiver. The Company’s failure to enforce, or our delay in enforcing, any provision of these Terms
of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right. Any waiver must be in writing and signed by both parties in
order to be legally binding.
invalid, the parties nevertheless agree the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’
intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the terms shall remain in full force and
prior written consent, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void.
or benefit on any third party.
Ste 400, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.