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This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of FIRST-GIG.COM, LLC’s (“us” or “we”) website, www.1stGig.com (“Website”) and career matching and related services, including but not limited to career management, job alerts, self-background checks, formal attribute and skill assessment, video interviewing and background screening (“Services”). By using our Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse our Website) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with us). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use our Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave our Website and discontinue use of our Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of our Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Membership Registration process.

This Agreement includes our policy for acceptable use of our Services and content posted on our Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of our Services and our Privacy Policy, available on the Website. In order to participate in certain of our Services, you may be notified that you are required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to our Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

We may modify or revise this Agreement from time to time without notice, and such modification shall be binding and effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of our Website and Services constitutes your express agreement to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use our Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information you post on our Website and that you provide to other Users. Your Website profile may not include the following items: any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, offensive, defamatory, and illegal material, and sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by our other Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and we assume no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of our Website or Services by any person, please contact us at support@1stgig.com.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by any User, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Website or Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

VetsBridge and its sister site 1stGig are both owned by FIRST-GIG.com LLC.

  1. Eligibility.

    Use of and membership in our Website and Services is void where prohibited. By using our Website and Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 17 years of age or older; and (d) your use of our Website and Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 17 years of age.

  2. Term.

    This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use our Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by contacting support@1stgig.com or deactivating your career profile. We may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections 5-16 set forth below.

  3. Fees.

    We may charge certain Membership fees to employers. If you are an employer, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to charge for our Services and to change our fees from time to time in our discretion. If we terminate your Membership as an employer because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of membership fees. Failure to pay membership fees when due may result in a suspension of your account.

  4. Password.

    When you sign up to become a Member, you will be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your username and/or password to any third party at any time. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of or access to your account or your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

  5. Non-commercial Use by Members.

    Our Services are for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of our Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to our Website is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of Membership privileges. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of our Services.

  6. Proprietary Rights in Content on our Website.

    We do not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to our Website. After posting your Content to our Website, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through our Website, you hereby grant to us a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through our Services. Without this limited license, we would be unable to provide our Services. The license you grant to us is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to us), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that we are not required to pay you for your use of our Services or for the Content that you post on our Website), sub-licensable (so that we are able to use our affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide our Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and our Website are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from our Website. The license does not grant us the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant us the right to distribute your Content outside of our Services. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through our Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through our Website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through our Services. Our Services contain Our Content ("Our Content"). Our Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and we own and retains all rights in Our Content, Website and Services. We hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display Our Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing our Website and using our Services. Our Services contain Content of Users and our other licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through our Services.

  7. Content Posted.

    We may delete any Content that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. We assume no responsibility for monitoring our Services or Website for inappropriate Content or conduct of any User. If at any time we choose, in our sole discretion, to monitor our Services or Website, we nonetheless assume no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of our Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users. We do not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by us prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect our opinions or policies. We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you post to our Website or transmit to other Members.

  8. Intellectual Property Policy.

    You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, names, logos, service marks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the proprietary rights of others upon receipt of prompt notification to us by the proprietary right’s owner or its agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our Services in a way that constitutes an infringement on your intellectual property, please contact customer service with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property interest; (ii) a description of the proprietary work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Services; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property’s owner, its legal agent, or the law; (vi) 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 legally authorized to act on the intellectual property’s owner's behalf. Notice of claims of intellectual property infringement should be sent to: Legal, FIRST-GIG.COM, LLC, 48 Union Ave, Suite 1A, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Email: support@1stgig.com.

  9. Member Disputes.

    You are solely responsible for your interactions with our other Members. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

  10. Privacy.

    Use of our Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference, and is available on our Website.

  11. Disclaimers.

    We are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on our Website or in connection with our Services, whether caused by Users of our Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in our Services. Profiles created and posted by Members on our Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked website on our Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us.

    When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. We take no responsibility for any third-party advertisements that are posted on our Website or through our Services, nor do we take any responsibility for the goods or services offered or provided by our advertisers.

    We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of our Services. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of our Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with our Services. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of our Services, from any Content posted on or through our Services, or from the conduct of any Users of our Services, whether online or offline. Our Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available, and we expressly disclaim any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. We cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of our Services.

  12. Limitation on Liability.

    In no event shall we be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damages arising from your use of the Services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, our liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us for our Services during the term of your Membership.

  13. U.S. Export Controls.

    Software available in connection with our Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from our Website or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

  14. Disputes.

    If a dispute arises out of or relates to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, and if said dispute cannot be settled through negotiation, the parties agree first to try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation under the Commercial Mediation Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) before resorting to arbitration. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, that cannot be resolved by mediation within 30 days shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the AAA under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language in the city of Saratoga Springs, New York in accordance with the United States Arbitration Act. There shall be one (1) arbitrator, named in accordance with such rules. The award of the arbitrators shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons upon which the award is based. The arbitrator shall decide the dispute in accordance with the substantive law of the state of New York. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceeding. The foregoing shall not prevent us from seeking injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

  15. Indemnity.

    You agree to indemnify and hold us, our subsidiaries, and affiliates, and our and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our Services, any violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on our Website or through our Services causes us to be liable to another.

  16. Other.

    This Agreement is accepted upon your use of our Website or any of our Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of our Services and Website. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. “1stGig.com is our a trademark. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Please contact us at support@1stgig.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.