Hard Hat Hub Terms of Use

Last Updated October, 2016

Welcome to Hard Hat Hub, the website of Hard Hat Hub LLC. The following Terms of Use are a legal contract between you and/or the entity you represent (collectively “you” or “your”) and Hard Hat Hub LLC or the subsidiary, or affiliate that operates this website (“us” or “our” or “we”) and govern your use of all the text, data, information, software, graphics, photographs and other materials (collectively referred to as “Materials”) that we and our affiliates may make available to you, as well as any services (“Services”) we may provide through any area of this website (the “Site”).

READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE BROWSING THIS SITE OR USING OUR SERVICES. USING THIS SITE AND/OR ANY SERVICES INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE BOTH READ AND ACCEPTED THESE TERMS. IF YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT ENTITY. YOU CANNOT USE THIS SITE OR OUR SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS.

No Employment Advice.

The information posted here by Hard Hat Hub or any third party should not be considered employment or legal advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified legal professional. Hard Hat Hub does not answer specific legal or employment questions.

Non-Discrimination

Hard Hat Hub does not consider, review nor solicit information regarding the nationality, race, gender, sexual-orientation, age, or marital status in providing the services on this Site. By accessing and using this site, you forever waive, release, discharge and agree to hold harmless Hard Hat Hub from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands or allegations arising out of or in connection with any actions or omissions of Hard Hat Hub related to the services of this Site, including employment information services, under any federal, state, or local employment laws, statutes, public policies, orders or regulations, including without limitation, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Changes

Hard Hat Hub, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter or change these Terms of Use at any time. Any modifications will become effective when posted on this Site. By using this Site after any changes in these Terms of Use, you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use as amended. Therefore, you should frequently revisit this page to determine the present terms and conditions to which you are legally bound.

General Use of the Site

By using this Site, you represent, acknowledge and agree that you are at least 18 years of age or, if you are under 18 years of age (a “Minor”), that you are using the Site with the consent of your parent or legal guardian and that you have received your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use the Site and agree to its Terms. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a Minor, you hereby agree to bind the Minor to these Terms and to fully indemnify and hold harmless Hard Hat Hub if the Minor breaches any of these Terms.

We provide Materials through the Site that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of Hard Hat Hub, our third-party licensors and/or suppliers or other users of the Site. Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software and other content. Subject to these Terms of Use, and your compliance with them, we hereby grant 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, educational or internal business use. You may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, publish, republish, or otherwise use any Materials in any form or by any means, or by any information storage or retrieval system for any commercial use without our express written permission. You may, however, copy, print or otherwise use the Materials provided on this Site provided that the use is for your personal, educational or internal business use only and further provided that you - (1) maintain all copyright and other intellectual property notices together and intact with any information or content; (2) do not modify or otherwise alter any information or content; and (3) do not expressly or implicitly suggest an association with any services, product, brands or affiliates through the use of any information or content. Other use of any Materials, except as specifically permitted in these Terms of Use or in a written instrument signed by Hard Hat Hub is strictly prohibited.

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 Services

Creating an Account

You are responsible for complying with these Terms of Use when you access and use the Site and Services. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. Should you believe your password or security for the Site or Services has been breached in any way, you must immediately notify us.

General Use.

The Services are intended for use by individuals seeking employment and by employers seeking candidates for employment. Any other use of the Services is strictly prohibited.

Use by Individuals Seeking Employment.

As an individual seeking employment, you agree to only use the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use.

As further described in our Privacy Policy (defined below), we will make reasonable commercial efforts to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not shared with your present employer. You acknowledge and agree, however, that the information that you provide via the Services may be distributed to any of our members. You agree release Hard Hat Hub from any and all liability or damages related to your use of the Site and/or Services, including the distribution of your information to your present employer, and accept all responsibility for your use of the Site and Services. Our ability to restrict an employer’s access to personally identifiable information is limited by the quality, accuracy and completeness of the information that you provide in your account or profile. We recommend and you agree that you will read all instructions and recommendations provided on the Site before creating your account and providing personally identifiable information. You agree that any inaccurate or incomplete information in your profile or account increases the risk that your information may be provided to your present employer.

Use by Employers

As an employer, your use of the Services may be subject to other contracts with Hard Hat Hub. In the case of conflict between these Terms of Use and any other contract that you may have with Hard Hat Hub, the terms of the contract shall prevail.

You, as an employer, agree and represent that you will only use the Site and Services in good faith for the legitimate purpose of seeking individuals for employment by your organization and that you will not use the Site or Service for any other purpose. You will not misrepresent, create an account under false pretenses, or take any other actions that may result in your ability to view profiles and/or contact individuals using the information provided by the Services except for the good faith purpose of seeking individuals for employment. You, as an employer, hereby release indemnify and hold harmless Hard Hat Hub for any claims or actions resulting from your use of the site for any other purpose.

Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy at the link below to understand our practices related to our collection and use of personal information via the Site.

Privacy Policy

Electronic Communications

By using the Site and/or the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us. 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. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with us. 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. Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of text messaging and you are solely responsible for such charges.

Third Party Links

We may provide links on the Site or through the Services to third-party websites. If you use these links, you will leave our Site and Services. We are not obligated to review any third-party websites that you link to from the Site or Services, we do not control any of the third-party websites, and we are not responsible for any of the third-party websites (or the products, services, or content available through any of them). Thus, unless specifically stated on our Site, we do not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the Site or Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and you must follow the privacy policies and terms and conditions for those third-party websites.

User Contributions

As a user of the Site and Services, you may have the opportunity to post information, make comments, upload documents, submit feedback or otherwise contribute material to the Site or Services (“User Contributions”). You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Contributions and that any such User Contribution is considered both non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree to and hereby grant to Hard Hat Hub an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, paid-up, unlimited, right and license, with the right to sublicense, throughout the world to make use of, including to reproduce, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, to publicly display or perform, the User Contributions in whatever form Hard Hat Hub desires without limitation. Hard Hat Hub may alter, remove or delete any User Contribution, or portion thereof, at any time at its sole discretion.

By submitting any User Contribution, you represent, warrant and covenant that:

  • You own all rights in your User Contribution (including, without limitation, all rights to the reproduction and display of your User Contribution) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Contribution to enable you to grant to us the rights in your User Contribution as described in these Terms;
  • You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Contribution;
  • Your User Contribution does not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  • You voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have in your User Contribution;
  • Any information contained in your User Contribution is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  • Your User Contribution does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);
  • Your User Contribution is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy;
  • You were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Contribution;
  • Your User Contribution does not incorporate materials from a third-party website, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);
  • Your User Contribution does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;
  • Your User Contribution does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal; and
  • Your User Contribution does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.

Unauthorized Activities

When using the Site and Services, you agree to abide by common standards of decency and act in accordance with the law. For example, you agree not to use the Site or Services:

Your User Contribution does not incorporate materials from a third-party website, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);

  • For any public or commercial purpose, which includes use of this Site or Materials obtained from the Site or Services on another website or service;
  • In a manner that modifies, publicly displays, publicly performs, reproduces or distributes any of this Site;
  • In a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law;
  • To stalk, harass, or harm another individual;
  • To impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • To interfere with or disrupt the Site, Services or the servers or networks connected to the Site and Services;
  • To use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods in connection with the Site or Services; or
  • To attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Site, the Services or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to Site or Services, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.

All information and content provided on the Site and Services, whether explicitly marked or not, are the property of Hard Hat Hub, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies or joint partners, or others, and are subject to U.S. and international copyright and unfair competition laws. The information and content provided includes, but is not limited to, the text, graphics, image, video, audio, animation, software, their related files and their arrangement on the Site and Services.

Intellectual Property and Other Restrictions

All trademarks, servicemarks, logos, model and brand names, emblems and protectable trade dress elements (collectively, “Marks”), whether explicitly marked or not, used on this Site and Services are owned by Hard Hat Hub, its subsidiaries, affiliated organizations or joint partners, or used under license, and are subject to U.S. (federal and state) and international trademark and unfair competition laws.

Nothing contained in this Site or on the Services shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of Hard Hat Hub or any third party.

You are not permitted to create a hyperlink to any page or portion of this Site or frame any page or portion of this Site or Services without our prior written permission.

Any use of the Material provided on the Site and Services that does not comport with the Terms of Use shall be an unauthorized use and subject you to civil and criminal penalties as provided by applicable U.S. and international intellectual property laws.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and encourage you to do the same. Accordingly, we have a policy of removing User Contributions that violate intellectual property rights of others, suspending access to this Site to any user who uses the Site in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights.

Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of this Site or the Services, please provide written notice to our Agent for notice of claims of infringement:

Hard Hat Hub, LLC


1260 W Madison St


Chicago, IL 60607

To be sure the matter is handled immediately, your written notice must:

  • Contain your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed;
  • Identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material;
  • Contain adequate information by which we can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address);
  • Contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner’s agent or the law;
  • Contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
  • Contain statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.

Unless the notice pertains to copyright or other intellectual property infringement, the Agent will be unable to address the listed concern.

Your Relationship with Us; Disputes Among Users

We are not a party to any service contract

You hereby acknowledge and agree that we are NOT a party to any oral or written agreement for services or any other contract entered into between users of the Site and/or Services.