Columbus Internship - Website Terms of Use

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”). BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS OF USE”), AS THEY MAY BE MODIFIED BY US AT ANY TIME AND POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE. If you do not agree, do not use the Website. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of this Website at any time.


License to Use

You become a user of the services (“User”) offered by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce by using the services offered on this Website. By becoming a User, you agree to our Rules.

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

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Website only for your internal business purposes seeking candidates for an internship with you. This authorizes you to view and download the material on the Website solely for your personal use directly related to the purpose of searching and recruiting internship prospects. You may not sell, transfer, or assign any products or services or your rights to any products or services provided by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to any third party without the express written authorization of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any document or other communication (such as an internship description) you post to the Website and any consequences arising from such posting. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use at any time if the Columbus Chamber of Commerce determines that you are in breach of these Terms of Use.


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; (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; (f) impersonate any person, business or entity, including our company 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.

You represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or assist others to use) the Website for any purposes or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or by applicable law. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Website complies with these Terms of Use and all applicable laws.


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 comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding your use of the services. You agree to abide by these Terms of Use and any other Columbus Chamber of Commerce guidelines and restrictions and you acknowledge that the Columbus Chamber of Commerce has the right to enforce them in its sole discretion. If you violate applicable law, these Terms of Use or any Columbus Chamber of Commerce guidelines and restrictions, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce may, in its sole discretion, terminate your Account.

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.


Intellectual Property Rights

1. Copyright Infringement

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this Website, and will remove all documents and other forms of communications posted by Users (“User Submission”) if properly notified that such User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to remove User Submissions without prior notice. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce may also terminate a User's access to this Website if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Submission removed from the Website more than twice. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce also reserves the right to decide whether a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, including, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material or excessive length. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate your access to the Website for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

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 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:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address;
  5. 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
  6. 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:

By Mail:
Mike Goldbeck, Vice President, Administration,
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215

By email: Mike_Goldbeck@columbus.org

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 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. 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 Chamber is not liable for any act or omission by an employer or candidate. The Chamber 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 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 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.


Changes to Terms of Use

We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time by posting revisions on this Website. The most current version of the Terms of Use will supersede all previous versions. Your use of the Website after the changes take effect signifies your agreement to such changes.


Jurisdiction and Venue

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the state of Ohio, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Columbus, Ohio, for any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Website.


Linking

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 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 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.


Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from: (a) your use of and access to the Website; (b) your violation of these Terms of Use; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (d) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the Website.


Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce without restriction. If any of these terms or conditions shall be deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of these terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and unaffected thereby. In the event of a violation of these Terms of Use, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law or in equity.


Questions

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use or the practices of this Website please contact us at:

Columbus Chamber
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-221-1321