StandOut Connect Terms of Service
Last Modified: [08/15/2023]
Welcome to StandOut. These Terms of Service set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your access and use of our websites, https://www.standoutconnect.org and https://www.standoutsearch.com (collectively, the “Website”), and your engagement with our services, including, without limitation, when you engage with us through the Website or otherwise, or when you make any purchases you may make (collectively, the “Services”). Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not access or use the Services.
The terms “StandOut” or “StandOut Search” or “StandOut Connect” or “us” or “we” or “our” refer to StandOutSearch LLC, the owner of the Services. The terms “you” or “your” refer to the user or viewer of the Services.
These Terms of Service are entered into by and between you and StandOut. The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, the “Terms of Service”), govern your access to and use of the Services, including but not limited to: any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Website. These Terms of Service are the only agreement between us and you and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with us for products, services, or otherwise. You must be at least 14 years old to use our Services. If you do not meet all of these requirements, or if you do not want to agree to these Terms of Service, you must not access or use the Services. Your use or continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement with these Terms of Service.
These Terms of Service may be amended at any time by us without specific notice to you. All changes are effective immediately when we post them. You should review the Terms of Service prior to using the Services, so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of revised Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes.
Use of Services
(a) Certain sections of, or offerings from, the Services may request or require you to register or to provide personal information. If such registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration information. We do not permit you to allow (a) any other person or entity to use the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use.
(b) We reserve the right to close, suspend, or limit access to your account and/or the Services at any time, in our sole discretion, for any or no reason, including if: (a) we are unable to obtain or verify your identity or eligibility to use the Services; (b) the security of your account has been compromised; or (c) in our determination, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Service.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Services and its entire contents, features, and functionality, including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Content”) are owned by us, our licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, or transmit any of the material on the Services except as allowed by these Terms of Service, and any such use except as allowed by these Terms of Service is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content or other materials viewed through the Services. The posting of information or materials on the Services does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials.
Our name, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of StandOutSearch LLC, or our affiliates or licensors. You must not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify such marks without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
If you wish to make use of any material on the Services, please address your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited License; Permitted Use
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services strictly in accordance with these Terms of Service. All other rights are reserved.
Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use
Terms of Service.
Errors, Corrections and Changes
We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of the Services at any time, but such content features, or functionality may not be complete or up to date. Some or all of the Content may be out of date at any given time, and we reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any information or Content appearing on the Services.
Reliance on Information Posted and Third-Party Content
The information presented on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes. While we try our best to, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Services, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Third-party material may appear on the Services or may be accessible via links from the Services. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for any third-party material on the Services. You understand and acknowledge that the information and opinions of third-parties represent solely the thoughts of that third-party author and are in no way endorsed by us.
If the Services contain links to other sites and resources provided by third-parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to these Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
Unlawful or Impermissible Activity
We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these Terms of Service and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to revoking access to the Services, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.
Your right to use the Services is not transferable or assignable and any such transfer or assignment is void in ab initio. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable or assignable.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, contractors, licensors, third party suppliers of information, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any and all liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, claims, fees and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of these Terms of Service or use of the Content or the Services, or any information obtained from the Content or the Services.
Disclaimer of Warranties
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON THE SERVICES, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SERVICES.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER US NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH US MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER US NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH US REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE APP WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, STANDOUTSEARCH LLC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability
(a) In no event will we or an Affiliated Party be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential damages, or damages of any kind (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like), whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, even if foreseeable or advised of the possibility of such damages arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use the Services or any website linked to the Services.
(b) Notwithstanding Section (a) above, the aggregate liability of us and any Affiliated Party in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the Services and/or the Content provided herein or hereby shall not exceed $100 and that amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against us and any Affiliated Party.
(c) The negation and limitation of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you. The Services and the Content presented would not be provided without such limitations.
Use of Information
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyright work that you claim has been infringed;
A description of where the infringing material is located on the Services;
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the alleged infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You can reach us directly by emailing us at email@example.com with the subject “Copyright Infringement.” Please note that we may request additional information before removing any allegedly infringing material.
Severability and Survival
If any provision of these Terms of Service is found invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decision, the remainder of these Terms of Service will remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. All terms that logically ought to survive the termination of these Terms of Service shall survive.
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Services and the Content provided therein.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Services and these Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to conflict or choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding related to these Terms of Service or the Services shall be instituted exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the City of Portland, Maine and County of Cumberland, Maine.[MC2]
We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation herein if the delay or failure is due to unforeseen events that are beyond our reasonable control, such as strikes, blockade, war, terrorism, riots, natural disasters, epidemic, or governmental action, in so far as such an event prevents or delays us in fulfilling our obligations hereunder.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Service, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STANDOUTSEARCH SERVICES AGREEMENT
This Services Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into between StandOutSearch LLC ("Provider") and the student and legal guardian of the student ("Family") who is seeking educational services from StandOutSearch LLC. This Agreement becomes effective when the Family checks a box indicating agreement on the StandOut Connet application or StandOut tuition portal or when the Family responds to an email from StandOutSearch LLC acknowledging agreement to the terms outlined herein otherwise known as the “StandOutSearch Services Agreement” or “StandOut Connect Services Agreement” or “Terms of Service.”
1.1 "Family" shall refer to the student and their legal guardian seeking educational services from Provider.
1.2 "StandOut Connect" or "StandOut Connect Program" shall collectively denote the educational services provided by Provider.
1.3 "Program Director" shall signify any employees or related personnel of Provider.
1.4 "Opportunity" shall indicate any company or organization that has engaged with the StandOut Connect Program by reviewing student resumes.
2. ACCEPTANCE AND GOVERNING AGREEMENT
By accessing the standoutconnect.org or standoutsearch.com website or applying to the StandOut Connect program, the Parties acknowledge and accept the terms of this Agreement. The term "Family" shall encompass the student and legal guardian, and the term "StandOut Connect" or "StandOut Connect Program" shall encompass all services provided by Provider.
3. PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS
3.1 The Family agrees to remit the full tuition amount outlined in the admissions email received from Provider in order to participate in the StandOut Connect Program or to make contact, by any means, with any of the opportunities listed on the StandOut Connect website or in the StandOut Connect admissions email.
4. PARTICIPATION AND SERVICES
4.1 In consideration of the paid tuition, the Student is granted participation in the StandOut Connect Program, entailing access to online educational resources, assignments, and virtual meetings or meeting recordings if the student is unable to attend the meeting.
4.2 Students completing resumes as per the exact guidelines on the StandOut Connect syllabus will have their resumes shared with up to 6 opportunities for potential meetings. The Family acknowledges that Provider's role ends after connecting students with opportunities expressing interest in mentoring or hiring.
5. RESPONSIBILITIES AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE
5.1 Should the Family engage with any opportunity from the StandOut Connect network, they agree to adhere to local, federal, and international laws. Provider is not liable for violations of rights resulting from such interactions.
5.2 The Family agrees to independently evaluate opportunities' nature, character, and perform any desired background checks, disclaiming any responsibility of Provider for satisfaction with opportunity's nature.
6. GRIEVANCES AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
6.1 The Family commits to addressing any grievances or issues with the StandOut Connect Program by emailing email@example.com within 48 hours of occurrence, providing comprehensive details.
6.2 Prior to seeking legal action against Provider, the Family undertakes to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed account of grievances, avoiding public dissemination of grievances involving more than three people.
6.3 In the event of a disagreement with Provider, the Family assumes responsibility for all incurred legal fees.
7. DAMAGES FOR HARMFUL DISSEMINATION
7.1 If the Family publishes potentially damaging information on the internet that negatively affects Provider's business interests, they shall compensate Provider with a sum of $5,000 for damages incurred.
8. INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
8.1 As part of StandOut Connect, the Family agrees not to disclose personally sensitive information to the Program Director or opportunities, and acknowledges responsibility for any information breaches that may occur.
9. REFUND POLICY
9.1 Within seven days of the final meeting in a given seasonal program, dissatisfaction entitles the Family to a tuition refund at the sole discretion of the Program Director, provided the student has adhered to syllabus requirements, timely meeting attendance, and protocol compliance.
10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings or marketing materials, whether oral or written, regarding the subject matter hereof.
NOTE: If you are an Opportunity Provider, please view our Opportunity Provider Terms of Service & Services Agreement here.