Terms of Service
Effective Date: revised July 25, 2022
Good Jobs First (“Good Jobs First ”, “we,” “our” or “us”) provides a variety of websites that link to these Terms of Service (the “Terms”), including https://goodjobsfirst.org, https://violationtrackeruk.goodjobsfirst.org, https://covidstimuluswatch.org, and https://www.corp-research.org/home-page (the “Websites”). We refer to our Websites collectively as the “Services.” These Terms apply to use of the Services by visitors to the Websites, as well as users with free accounts through the Services. We refer to these users collectively in this document as “you,” “your,” or “users.”
Please note that if you are a paid user of the Services, you will be presented with additional legal terms governing your use of the Services (“License Terms”). In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the License Terms, the License Terms govern.
We may, from time to time, modify these Terms. Please check this page periodically for updates. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with, the modified Terms, you must stop using the Services. The updated Terms will take effect upon their posting and will apply on a going-forward basis, unless otherwise provided in a notice to you. Your continued use of the Services after any such update constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
To use the Services you must be, and represent and warrant that you are, at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, or that if you are above 13 years of age and below 18 years of age, that you have obtained parental consent to use the Services. If Good Jobs First has previously prohibited you from accessing or using the Services, you are not permitted to access or use the Services.
2. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND USE
2.1 Account Registration and Confidentiality. To access the Services, you may be required to register for an account by creating a username and password. You agree to provide us with accurate, complete, and current registration information about yourself. It is your responsibility to ensure that your password remains confidential and secure. By registering, you agree that you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. We may assume that any communications we receive under your account have been made by you.
2.2 You agree that your account is personal to you, and that you will not allow access to the Services by any other individual without our express, written permission.
2.3 Unauthorized Account Use. You are responsible for notifying us at [email protected] if you become aware of any unauthorized use of or access to your account. You understand and agree that we may require you to provide information that may be used to confirm your identity and help ensure the security of your account. Good Jobs First will not be liable for any loss, damages, liability, expenses or attorneys’ fees that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge and/or authorization, and regardless of whether you have or have not advised us of such unauthorized use.
3. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Services are owned and operated by Good Jobs First and contain materials (including all software, design, text, editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and services marks) which are derived in whole or in part from materials supplied by Good Jobs First and its partners, as well as other sources, and are protected by applicable copyright laws, international treaty provisions, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property laws. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Services. You agree to notify us promptly upon becoming aware of any claim that the Services infringe upon any copyright, trademark, or other contractual, statutory, or common law rights. All present and future rights in and to trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, know-how, and other proprietary rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including without limitation rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the Services shall, as between you and Good Jobs First, at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Good Jobs First. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on or through the Services may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.
We may, in our sole discretion, pre-screen User Content before its appearance on the Services, or reject, move, edit, or remove any User Content that is submitted to the Services for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, User Content that violates these Terms.
4.2 Feedback. We will not consider any unsolicited submission of ideas and ask that you refrain from sending them to us. If, however, you choose to still submit your ideas in any form, whether in User Content or otherwise (“Feedback”), the following terms will apply:
(a) Feedback shall be our sole and exclusive property, with no compensation to you. You hereby irrevocably assign to us and agree to irrevocably assign to us all right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including any intellectual property rights therein.
(b) Good Jobs First shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to Feedback and shall be free, without any compensation or credit to you of any kind, to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute Feedback, including any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained therein, on an unrestricted basis for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services incorporating the Feedback.
5. LICENSE AND ACCEPTABLE USE
5.2 Acceptable Use. All Users must comply with the following rules regarding acceptable use of the Services. Disruption of the Service. You may not:
- access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
- probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measure;
- attempt to disrupt or overwhelm our infrastructure by intentionally imposing unreasonable requests or burdens on our resources (e.g. by using “bots,” scraping, or other automated processing activities that send requests to our servers at a rate that either imposes burdens on our systems or circumvents any technological blockers to such activities that we have put in place);
- interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of User Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
Misuse of the Services. You may not utilize the Services to carry out, promote or support:
- any unlawful or fraudulent activities;
- the impersonation of another person or entity or the misrepresentation of an affiliation with a person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others;
- activities that are defamatory, libelous or threatening, constitute hate speech, harassment, or stalking;
- the publishing or posting of other people’s private or personal information without their express authorization and permission;
- the sending of unsolicited communications, promotions advertisements, or spam;
- the publishing of or linking to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer; or
- the promotion or advertisement of products or services other than your own without appropriate authorization.
You may not post any User Content on the Services that:
- violates any applicable law, any third party’s intellectual property rights, or anyone’s right of privacy or publicity;
- is deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, libelous or threatening, constitutes hate speech, harassment, or stalking;
- contains viruses, bots, worms, or similar harmful materials; or
- contains any information that you do not have a right to make available under law or any contractual or fiduciary duty.
5.3 Violations of this Section 5. In addition to any other remedies that may be available to us, Good Jobs First reserves the right to take any remedial action it deems necessary, including immediately suspending or terminating your account or your access to the Services, upon notice and without liability for Good Jobs First should you fail to abide by the rules in this Section 5 or if, in our sole discretion, such action is necessary to prevent disruption of the Services for other users.
7. WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE SERVICES, WHETHER PROVIDED BY GOOD JOBS FIRST, ITS LICENSORS, ITS VENDORS OR OTHERS, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, CONDITION, OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, GOOD JOBS FIRST DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES IS FREE OF ERRORS; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS OR FEATURES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF CONTENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL GOOD JOBS FIRST OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, VENDORS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR RECOMMENDATIONS APPEARING ON THE SERVICES, OR ANY LINK PROVIDED ON THE SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT GOOD JOBS FIRST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, VIOLATION OF STATUTE, OR OTHERWISE. THIS EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN ANY EVENT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE SERVICES TO WHICH THE CLAIM RELATES OR, IF THE CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO THE SERVICES, $100.
GOOD JOBS FIRST DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY WEBSITE FEATURED OR LINKED TO THROUGH THE SERVICES, AND GOOD JOBS FIRST WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. GOOD JOBS FIRST WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code §1542, 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 or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” This release includes the criminal acts of others.
8. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages such as above in Section 7. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. If you are a New Jersey resident, or a resident of another state that permits the exclusion of these warranties and liabilities, then the limitations in Section 7 specifically do apply to you.
Many parts of the Services are available for free. However, there are some parts of the Services and certain content that is only available for a fee or on a subscription basis. You agree to pay the associated fee, along with any applicable tax, posted in connection with these offerings, and to provide a current payment method. Your payment may be processed by us or by third party payment processors providing services on our behalf. Additional payment terms may be provided at the point of purchase.
11. THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES
The Services may provide (1) information and content provided by third parties; and (2) links to third-party websites or resources. Good Jobs First is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for (i) any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, (ii) any errors or omissions in these websites or resources, or (iii) any information handling practices or other business practices of the operators of such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Good Jobs First shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any linked sites or resources. Your interactions with such third parties will be governed by the third parties’ own terms of service and privacy policies, and any other similar terms.
Good Jobs First reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof), with or without notice. You agree that Good Jobs First shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
13. CONTROLLING LAW AND SEVERABILITY
These Terms shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, notwithstanding its conflicts of law principles. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions or the use of this site shall be initiated and conducted in the state or federal courts of the District of Columbia, United States, and you and Good Jobs First consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
14. GENERAL TERMS
14.1 Force Majeure. Under no circumstances shall Good Jobs First or its licensors or suppliers be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from an event beyond its reasonable control.
14.2 No Waiver. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will be binding unless in writing, no waiver of any provisions of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and the failure of Good Jobs First to exercise or enforce any right or remedy in these Terms does not waive that right or remedy. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
14.3 Third-Party Beneficiaries. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.
14.4 Statute of Limitations. Except for residents of New Jersey, you agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Services and/or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
14.5 Miscellaneous. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may not be assigned or delegated by you. These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted hereunder, may be assigned or delegated by Good Jobs First without restriction. These Terms bind and inure to the benefit of each party and the party’s successors and permitted assigns. These Terms may not be modified by an oral statement by a representative of Good Jobs First. No agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms. You agree that any agreements made by and between you and us in electronic form are as legally binding as if made in physical written form. If you are using the Services for or on behalf of the U.S. government, your license rights do not exceed those granted to non-government consumers. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any provision of these Terms that by its nature is reasonably intended to survive beyond termination of these Terms shall survive.
14.6 Notices. We may deliver notice to you by e-mail, posting a notice on the Services or any other method we choose and such notice will be effective on dispatch. If you give notice to us, it will be effective when received and you must use the contact information provided immediately below to provide such notice.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected].