Welcome! The following terms and conditions apply to all visitors to or users of the Columbus Internship website, the home page of which is at www.columbusinternships.com (the “Website”), the services provided through the Website or any related applications ("Apps"), and all other features, products and services offered by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Columbus Internship program.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce provides Internet based services through which individual internship seekers can learn about and begin to engage with the Columbus region workforce, including seeking internships and enabling employers to find and hire individual internship seekers for internships (“Columbus Internship Services” or “Services”).
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not guarantee that any individual or entity will find employment or an internship through the Columbus Internship Services. Similarly, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not guarantee that any employer will find an individual or entity to employ or hire as an intern.
License to Use
1. Users who are Internship Seekers
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Website only for your personal use in order to seek internship opportunities for yourself. You are authorized to view and download the material on the Website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any document or other communication (such as a resume) you post to the Website and any consequences arising from such posting. Your use of the Website is a privilege. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to suspend or terminate this privilege for any reason at any time, in its sole discretion.
2. Users who are Employers
Video Content and Services
By publishing your profile and/or creating a video associated with your profile ("Profile Video"), you expressly authorize the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to enable video recording of you; to record your Profile Video; to store the recordings of such Profile Videos; and to use the Profile Videos to provide the Columbus Internship Services, including data mining and the collection and curation of such videos.
Additionally, you expressly authorize other Users of the Columbus Internship Services to access your Profile Videos and to do so on more than one occasion. You expressly authorize the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to enable some Columbus Internship Users, as applicable, to download your Profile Video and other content on their servers. Further, you expressly authorize our Users who are employers to submit your Profile Videos to a third-party who may or may not be a Columbus Internship User.
Employers are expressly prohibited from using any content or information in any videos in violation of any applicable laws, particularly employment laws.
All Users and participants in the video features (including employers and internship seekers) provided through Columbus Internship Services expressly indemnify the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for its misuse, intended or unintended, of the videos, the content, and/or information conveyed therein by it, its agents, its employees, its customers, and any other parties to whom information is provided. This indemnification shall include, but not be limited to, payment of all legal fees (including, but not limited to attorney's fees, paralegal fees, etc.) and costs incurred by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce relating to any misuse of videos, their content, and/or information conveyed therein. In all cases, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce shall have the right to choose its own counsel.
Columbus Internship Services shall be used for lawful purposes only.
If you are an employer, you hereby affirm that your organization is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship unless legally required.
Employers shall be responsible for complying with all applicable regulations, statutes, laws and guidelines relating to hiring, interviewing, and recruiting employees or interns as well as any matters related thereto.
Prohibited Use of Website and Services
You shall not post, transmit, redistribute, upload, or promote any materials that (a) violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others, including without limitation copyrights and trademarks, or plagiarizes the work of others; (b) contain corrupted files, viruses, or any other similar software files the intent of which is to damage the operation of another’s computer; (c) are unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, hateful, profane, indecent, racially or ethnically derogatory, or otherwise objectionable; (d) contain chain letters or pyramid schemes; (e) contain any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other users, individuals or entities or attack or criticize other Users, including other employers; (f) impersonate any person, business or entity, including the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and our employees and agents; (g) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense; (h) give rise to civil liability; (i) otherwise violate any law; or (j) undertake any conduct that, in the judgment of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, restricts, impairs, interferes or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website and/or our related services.
Your Responsibility for Use of Your Account
In order to access our services, you are required to create an account (“Account”). You are responsible for all activity on your Account and you must supervise the use of your Account by others. You and your Account may be terminated if your Account is used inappropriately.
You agree to keep confidential the passwords associated with your Account. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for losses incurred by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce or another party due to someone else using your Account or password as a result of your failure to use reasonable care to keep your Account information confidential.
You must promptly inform the Columbus Chamber of Commerce of any actual or apparent breach of security, such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of a Username, Display Name, or password.
Upon cancellation, all of your content may be deleted permanently. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce shall not be responsible for the loss of any content due to the cancellation (or termination) of a User Account.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not responsible should a User Account remain active if the cancellation procedure described above is not followed.
Should the Columbus Internship Services become terminated, all User Accounts shall be terminated immediately, without any prior notifications by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, User understands and agrees that once content, information or documents are placed into the stream of the Internet, there is no promise or guarantee that such content, information or documents can be or will be permanently erased or deleted therefrom.
Intellectual Property Rights
1. Copyright Infringement
You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for and disclaims all liability relating to the accuracy, usefulness, appropriateness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and any of its employees or agents, with respect thereto.
2. Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission, materials or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may notify us by providing the following information in writing:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site can be reached as follows:
Mike Goldbeck, Vice President, Administration,
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
By email: [email protected]
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your notice may not be valid.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce retains all rights regarding its trademarks, trade names, service marks, brand names and trade dress. These marks, names or trade dress, and all associated logos or images, are registered and/or common law trademarks of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and are protected by U.S. and international laws and treaties. No license to the use of such marks, names or trade dress is granted to you under these terms and conditions or by your use of the Website. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the Website is strictly prohibited.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Guarantees
THE WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO VISITORS AND USERS “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not warrant that the Website will operate error-free or that the Website and its servers are free of computers viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your access to or use of the Website results directly or indirectly in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for those costs. In addition, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce makes no representations or guarantees regarding the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any Users or Accounts. Documents and other communications may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. You agree that any reliance on documents and other communications posted by Users will be at your own risk.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce makes no representation or guarantees regarding the content of the Website, including, but not limited to, broken links, inaccuracies, or typographical errors. Nothing on the Website shall be considered an endorsement, representation or warranty with respect to any employer, internship candidate or User, whether in regards to its Website, products, services, hiring, education, experience, employment or recruiting practices, or otherwise.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not an employment agency or recruiting firm, and makes no representations or guarantees regarding the effectiveness or timeliness of the Website in meeting the employment objectives of Users. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not guarantee that use of the Website will result in candidates being hired or positions being filled, and is not responsible for any internship decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any User. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not a party to any relationships entered into between an employer and an intern or an internship candidate, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not liable for any act or omission by an employer or candidate. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer internship opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. Users assume all risks associated with dealing with other Users with whom they come in contact through the Website. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not, and may not be considered to be, an employer with respect to any User’s access to or use of the Website and shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason, made by any entity posting internships or other jobs on the Website.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER RELATED SERVICES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION VIEWED, EVEN IF THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitations on liability may not apply to you.
We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
Resale of Service
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, outsource, reverse engineer or exploit any portion of the Website, Apps, or Columbus Internship Services; use of the Website, Apps, or Columbus Internship Services; or access to the Website, Apps, or Columbus Internship Services.
Publicity Waiver and Release
By accessing or using the Services, each User irrevocably permits and authorizes the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to use photo(s), video(s), images or likenesses of me in its related marketing materials, including websites or other electronic forms or media without User’s prior approval on a perpetual basis throughout the world and in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created without further notice, consent from or royalty, payment or other compensation to User.
Jurisdiction and Venue
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce or its Users may offer links to websites operated by third parties. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not control and is not responsible or liable for the content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such third party sites. Your access to or use of such sites is at your own risk and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce disclaims all liability arising out of or in any way connected to your access to or use of such third party sites. None of such links should be deemed to imply that the Columbus Chamber of Commerce endorses the third party sites or any content on such sites.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215