BlackPlanetJobs Terms of Service

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BlackPlanetJobs Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Community Connect Inc. ("CCI") encourages and promotes BlackPlanetJobs as an environment that fosters interaction and participation among its Users. Users should thus feel free to express themselves. However, Users should keep comments and contributions within the community values of the Service and must comply with applicable laws and the terms of service of BlackPlanetJobs. BlackPlanetJobs is a private service, provided by CCI to you ("User"), subject to the terms of service, and other terms that may be published from time to time on BlackPlanetJobs. BlackPlanetJobs currently is provided as a free service to any User who agrees to abide by the terms of service. CCI reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time. CCI may change, suspend or discontinue the Service or any other aspect of the Service, at any time without prior notice to Users. CCI may also impose limits on certain features or services contained in the Service without prior notice.


By using BlackPlanetJobs, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use BlackPlanetJobs. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time, whenever we want. If you continue to use BlackPlanetJobs after we have posted changes to the terms, it means you have accepted those terms.

Content and Conduct

Software files, text, sounds or otherwise, transmitted, posted, linked or uploaded on or through BlackPlanetJobs ("Content") by Users should not be abusive, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, in violation of applicable laws, or otherwise offensive to other Users.

You may transmit, post, link or upload software files, text, or otherwise on or through BlackPlanetJobs that is not subject to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights"), or Content in which any holder of Rights has given you express authorization for distribution on BlackPlanetJobs. By submitting Content to any part of BlackPlanetJobs you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, BlackPlanetJobs a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, transmit and display such Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such Content. All materials transmitted pursuant to this site shall become the property of CCI.

You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to distribute your content, BlackPlanetJobs is acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and CCI is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any content or activities of its Users. CCI cannot prevent Users from placing prohibited content on the Service. Furthermore, CCI may elect at its sole discretion to monitor some, all, or no areas of BlackPlanetJobs for adherence to these terms of service or other CCI terms of service that may be published from time to time. Upon notification of inappropriate material, CCI reserves the right, but not the responsibility to remove the content. CCI further reserves the right to stop a User from accessing the Service upon receipt of complaints about the User's contributions and participation on the Service.

You and any person who have access to the Service must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. CCI does not pre-screen Content as a matter of policy, but CCI reserves the right, but not the responsibility, to remove Content which is deemed in CCI's sole discretion harmful, offensive, inaccurate or otherwise in violation of the terms of service or any rules or policies CCI has in place at the time.

You or CCI may terminate the Service at any time for any reason. Once your access to the Service is terminated, you cannot engage in the Service in any manner or for any reason without the express written consent of CCI, and you cannot assist in enabling a terminated User access to BlackPlanetJobs via your Account.

Copyright Regulations

Everything you see or read on BlackPlanetJobs is owned by us or used with permission. You may not copy, use, or retransmit anything for BlackPlanetJobs without our express written permission. Furthermore, you are not allowed to post or distribute any material you do not own or which you do not have permission to use. Violation of this policy may result in copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights violation and subject you to civil or criminal penalties.

CCI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. CCI is in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In order to protect the intellectual property of people from misuse we ask you to help us. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on BlackPlanetJobs, please provide CCI's Copyright Agent the following information:

An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed including the URL (i.e., Internet address) or other specific location on the BlackPlanetJobs where the material that you claim is infringing is located, including enough information to allow us to locate the material and why you believe an infringement has taken place.

A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL (i.e., Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.

Your address, telephone number, and email address.

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

CCI's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

General Counsel and Copyright Agent c/o BlackPlanetJobs
205 Hudson St.
6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212.505.5483

Limitation of Liability

To the full extent permissible under the applicable law, CCI shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use BlackPlanetJobs.

In no event shall CCI have any liability for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages relating to loss of business, profits, goodwill, data, programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Service or any information, advice, or services provided on or downloaded from the Service or accessed on the Internet from the Service, even advised of the possibility of such damages and regardless of the cause of action under which such damages are sought, including, without limitation, breach of contract, negligence or other tort. Because some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation of liability for sequential or incidental damages, the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you. In such states, CCI's liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

The Service contains links to third-party World Wide Web sites and other resources. CCI assumes no responsibility for the availability or content of these outside sites and resources. Therefore, any concerns a User may have regarding any other site should be directed to the relevant site administrator or webmaster.

The information, advice, facts, opinions or other content appearing on the Service posted by Users or third parties are those of the respective authors and do not reflect the views of CCI. CCI assumes no responsibility or liability for these materials.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Everything on BlackPlanetJobs is provided to you "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE." CCI does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including, without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to the Service, any products, merchandise, information or services provided through or advertised on the Service, or the accuracy or results obtained from the use of any products, merchandise, or information or services provided through or advertised on the Service. CCI does not guarantee or warrant that any files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection by viruses or other code that may contain contaminating or destructive properties.


You are entirely responsible and liable for all of your activities on BlackPlanetJobs. Listed below are some, but not all, violations that may result in termination of your access to BlackPlanetJobs. By using BlackPlanetJobs, you agree NOT to do any of the following:

Post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is illegal.

Transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is libelous, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable in a reasonable person's view.

Pretend to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate another User, a CCI staff User, or anyone else.

Attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a User, or harvest email addresses or other information.

Post any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation.

Pornography, obscenities, and defamatory postings are not allowed anywhere on BlackPlanetJobs. Postings of this kind will be removed upon discovery, and a violation will be issued to the User responsible for the posting (several violations will result in the termination of your account). If you see any pornographic, obscene or defamatory postings, please Alert Us immediately.

In the Forums area, please try to keep your postings relevant to the discussion. Postings that are irrelevant to Forum discussions, or that are designed to promote personal pages, voting polls, or third parties may be removed. If you see postings that contain foul language or that are intended to harass other Users, please Alert Us immediately.

Intentional disruption of the flow of content or discussion by repeatedly posting the same message or image or posting excessively large images is not permitted. Users who cause disruption of this kind will be issued a violation that can result in the termination of their account. If you see another User disrupting a chat room or forum discussion, please Alert Us immediately.

We can, whenever we want, edit or delete any content displayed, uploaded to, distributed, or otherwise published through the Service.

We reserve the right to remove content at any time, including any content that violates these standards. We are not responsible for any objectionable material you may encounter while using the Service.

Acceptable Site Use. General Rules: Users may not use any CCI Site in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation Web Site Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful. CCI Site Security Rules. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any CCI Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any CCI Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Company will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Specific Prohibited Uses. CCI Sites may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment and career information and employers seeking employees. The Company specifically prohibits any use of the Web Site, and all users agree not to use the Web Site, for any of the following: Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate resume (living individual seeking employment on a full-time or part-time basis on his or her own behalf).

Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (except for postings that make clear that the available job pays commission only and clearly describes the product or service that the job seeker would be selling, in which case such postings are permissible), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents. Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.

Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any CCI Site or any activity being conducted on this site. Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any CCI Site's infrastructure. If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this Web Site, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search any CCI Site other than the search engine and search agents available from the Company on such CCI Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).

Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of any CCI Site. Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the Web Site Content or information available from any CCI Site. Framing of or linking to any of the Web Site Content or information available from any CCI Site.

User Information. When you register for the Web Site, you will be asked to provide the Company with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your "Information"). In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Web Site, you understand and agree that the Company may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. The Company will not disclose to any third party your name, address, email address or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. The Company reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by the Company or by third parties. Please see the Company's Privacy Policy for further details regarding your Information.

User Submissions. As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using any CCI Site you agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

The Company does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

The Company acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. The Company has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. The Company may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for the Company or may cause the Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

By submitting content to any public or non-public area of any CCI Site, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant the Company and its affiliates the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Web Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

We appreciate hearing from our customers and welcome your comments regarding our services and the CCI Sites. Please be advised, however, that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. While we do value your feedback on our services, please be specific in your comments regarding our services and do not submit creative ideas, inventions, suggestions, or materials. If, despite our request, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively the "Submission"), the Submission shall be the property of the Company. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. The Company shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person who submitted the Submission.

Policy Regarding Termination Of Users And Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others

CCI, BlackPlanetJobs, and all of our affiliated companies respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users, account holders and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owners rights. As a condition to your use of this Web Site, you agree not to use the Web Site or any other CCI Site to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any account holders, and block access to our Web Site and/or the other CCI Sites of any users, who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the account holder who is terminated or to the user whose access is blocked.

The Company's Liability

BlackPlanetJobs is only a venue. This Web Site acts as a venue for employers to post job opportunities and candidates to post resumes and does not screen or censor the listings offered. The Company is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the Company has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Web Site and/or the other CCI Sites.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Company cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on any CCI Site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Company (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code d1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users which is made available through the Web Site and/or the other CCI Sites. By its very nature, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Web Site and/or the other CCI Sites.

The Web Site Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any CCI Site or the Web Site Content. The use of CCI Sites and the Web Site Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to CCI Sites and may be made at any time. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein placed by you on the CCI Sites. Employers are solely responsible for their postings on CCI Sites. The Company is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of any CCI Site and the Company shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting jobs on any CCI Site.



Links to Other Sites. The Web Site and certain other CCI Sites contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Company of the contents on such third-party Web sites. The Company is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.

No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use. You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of any CCI Site.

Termination. The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to deletion of your postings from this Web Site and the other CCI Sites and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access this Web Site and the other CCI Sites and/or any other service provided to you by the Company, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Web Site or other CCI Site registration.

Community Connect Inc. ("CCI") believes that communities can only truly be built through interaction and participation among community Users based on trust, privacy and freedom of expression.

CCI wants all Users to have the freedom to express themselves, however at the same time, CCI wants all Users to feel secure.

The following BlackPlanetJobs Policy demonstrates our intent and commitment to protect User's rights online.

Profile information will be used to create personalized content, service, and advertisements on BlackPlanetJobs. CCI may also use your profile to generate aggregate reports and market research.

All profile data stored by BlackPlanetJobs has been entered solely by the respective User.

Users can modify registration data associated with their account, and can control selected private information from being disclosed on their User page.

Communication transcripts of online chats are not retained except for scheduled chat sessions.

BlackPlanetJobs mail communications are only accessible by the designated recipients, except that CCI personnel involved in maintenance of the system may have access to BlackPlanetJobs mail communications.

Personally identifying information, or personal information, includes your name, home or other address (like the school you attend), email address, or any other information that tells another person who you are. When you register as an BlackPlanetJobs User, we ask for some personal information such as your email address.

Our policy regarding this information is simple: Except as provided in this statement, CCI may use this information to send you offers and information we think you would be interested in from CCI and it's partners but not without your explicit permission. CCI will also give you an opportunity to opt out of this service at any time. We make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy wherever we ask you for personal information.

We also collect other information at registration such as your birthday, city where you live, hobbies, and interests. This information cannot be used to identify you. We place this information in your BlackPlanetJobs profile, which is publicly available so that other Users who share your interests can connect with you.

Some of our services, such as BlackPlanetJobs email and LiveTalk are offered in conjunction with partner companies. In order to provide these services, we must disclose certain information to our partners including your BlackPlanetJobs username and email address. Our content partners may also ask you for some additional personal information. Our partners are all upstanding companies that will treat your personal information responsibly. But, since we don't own these companies, we can't speak for them on privacy issues.

Other companies also may sponsor promotions, contests and sweepstakes on BlackPlanetJobs. These companies may choose to collect personal information from you. If you don't want your information collected by these sponsors, you can decide not to participate in the promotion, contest or sweepstakes. You should be aware that our advertisers or Web sites that have links on BlackPlanetJobs may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not address the information practices of those Web sites or advertisers.

One last thing to keep in mind: Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on forums, through email, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others. If you post personal information in public places, others may send you unsolicited email messages.

Always be smart about the information you provide online.

Finally, we may disclose User information when we are required to by law, or when have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other BlackPlanetJobs Users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Your BlackPlanetJobs profile is password-protected so that you and only you have access to this information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Also, we recommend that, if you share your computer with other people, you sign out of your BlackPlanetJobs Account and close your browser window when you are done. Signing off will protect your information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library.

We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.


In our effort to provide you services customized to your interests, we use cookies to keep and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to: access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver better and more personalized services; estimate our audience size for our advertisers; track the number of entries in our promotions, sweepstakes and contests; identify which areas of BlackPlanetJobs you have visited. You should also be aware that companies that advertise on BlackPlanetJobs might use their own cookies. This privacy policy does not cover how these companies use their cookies.

Age Restriction

BlackPlanetJobs is not directed to minors. BlackPlanetJobs will prohibit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors.

This restriction will be posted at points of data collection within BlackPlanetJobs, such as registration for services.

Note to Parents: If you have any concerns about BlackPlanetJobs or its related services, wish to find out if your child is a User of one of our services, or wish to cancel your child's membership, please contact us at

The BlackPlanetJobs Terms of Service is our "social contract" of User interaction.