If you are located within the European Union, European EconomicArea, or the United Kingdom, you may have different or additional rights.Please read the Privacy Notice for EU Users.
If you are a resident of California, you may have different or additional rights. Please read the Privacy Notice for California Residents.
1. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Information Provided by You Upon Creating an Account
When you create and register a user account (“Account”) on the Site, you may be asked to provide or confirm certain pieces of Personal Information, which may include one or more of the following: 1. First and last name 2. E-mail address 3. Educational history 4. Current occupation and title 5. Employment history 6. Demographic information (providing such information will always be voluntary)
We also collect data and Personal Information from you when you provide or upload it to the Site, such as when you fill out a form, submit a resume or other document, or respond to a survey or questionnaire. This can include resumes, personality and cognitive ability assessments, background information, location data, and GPAs.
We may supplement the Personal Information you provide with additional Personal Information we gather from public sources or from third-parties (e.g., consumer reporting agencies) that may lawfully provide such information to us.
You are under no obligation to provide your Personal Information, with the caveat that your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain of the Site’s features and services. Your information may also be required by a potential employer in order to identify your assessment results with your job application.
Information Provided By Our Customers
We may receive Personal Information about you from law firms or other legal employers with whom we contract to provide Services through our Site (each, a “Customer”) if you interact with, are associated with, and/or apply for a role with any of our Customers.
Information Provided When You Contact Us
We may collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you contact us with a question or comment about our Site. We generally collect one or more of the following types of Personal Information when you contact us with a question or comment, or request information from us about our products and services: 1. Name 2. E-mail address 3. Phone Number
Passively Collected Information
When you access and use our Site, we may automatically collect and retain certain types of information, including your computer or device’s internet protocol (IP) address and other technical information about your computer or device and website usage, such as your browser type and version, time zone setting, and operating system and platform.
When you take our online assessments (the “Assessments”) on the Site, we also collect and retain your “Assessment Data”, which is defined as information and data collected from your responses, including metadata about your real-time user interaction with the Assessments. After your completion of the Assessments, the Site will review your Assessment Data and generate your specific “Trait Profile”, which includes your development report and contains the Site’s assessment and description of your personality traits. If you record and submit videos on the Site, we may also collect and retain images, video, voice and audio information and a transcript of your audio information in such videos, however, we will not use your videos for marketing, publication, or any purpose other than to provide Assessment Data to employers as part of the Services, unless you give us permission to do so.
We may collect application log information like the employers you submit a job application for through the Site, the role or roles you apply for, and the time and date of such applications.
We may collect certain additional information when you access our Site with a mobile device. This information may include location, device type, unique device identifier, operation system, and other related user data. This data is analyzed to help us create a more user-friendly mobile experience. You may restrict collection of certain data by changing the setting preferences on your mobile device.
2. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE USE
The above technologies are used in analyzing trends; administering the Site and its features and services; tracking users’ movements around the Site; and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
3. WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
• General Uses. We use the information we collect to manage, analyze, develop, customize, and improve our Site as well as our products and services, including our Assessments, Trait Profile and success models. We sometimes use automated decision making in processing your information, such as to create your Trait Profile, which is used to help inform employers’ decisions by determining your "fit" by comparing your individual results against a benchmark profile of current employees. • Information Provided When You Register an Account and Take Our Assessments. We may use this information to authorize and administer your access to the Site, verify your identity, authenticate your visits, and provide our products and services to you. We may also use your information to improve and personalize your experience with us, including by showing you relevant information such as your job matches and, with your consent where necessary, notify you regarding new roles on the Site, remind you to complete the Assessment or job applications, send you information about us, and keep you informed of our products and services that may be of interest to you. We may also combine such Personal Information with other Personal Information lawfully collected from third parties in order to better market and provide our products and services. • Information Provided When You Contact Us. We may use this information to understand and respond to your question or comment, and/or reach out to you regarding your inquiry or request regarding our products and services. • Passively-Collected Information. We use passively collected information to monitor and maintain the performance of our Sites; analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our services; validate users and ensure the Site’s technological compatibility with users; optimize our marketing efforts; and to provide our products and services to you, including analyzing your Assessment Data and developing your Trait Profile. • Aggregate or De-Identified Data. We may use our users’ Personal Information and passively-collected information to create aggregate or de-identified data which cannot be used to identify you (“Aggregate Data”). For example, Aggregate Data may include data that describes the general demographics, usage, Assessment Data, or other characteristics of a Site’s users. We reserve the right to use, transfer, and/or sell Aggregate Data about the Site’s users for any lawful purposes. We also reserve the right to use such aggregate information in collaboration with outside researchers to measure, quantify and audit the effectiveness, validity and fairness of our products and services. • Incumbent Employees. If you were directed to visit the Site, create an Account (or to sign into your existing Account), and take the Assessment by your current employer, then we may use your information to create a talent assessment model for a specific role at your current employer. In such a scenario, you would be deemed an “Incumbent Employee”. • Job Candidates. If you were directed to visit the Site, create an Account (or to sign into your existing Account), and take the Assessment at the suggestion of your law school or as part of the job application process for a specific employer, or if you visited the Site, created an Account (or signed into your existing Account), and took the Assessment as part of a more generalized recruiting process, then we may use your information to assess your fit to a specific role(s) at the specific employer or across our network of employers, as applicable. In such a scenario, you would be deemed a “Job Candidate”. • Other Purpose. We may use your information for any additional purpose which you separately authorize in the course of accessing and using our Site.
4. WITH WHOM WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information of our users is an integral part of our business. We reserve the right to share your Personal Information with third parties as described below. We also reserve the right to transfer and/or sell other types of data, including Aggregate Data derived from Personal Information, for lawful purposes in our discretion. Note that we do not share Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing or revenue-generating purposes.
• Service Providers. We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies (“Service Providers”) to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include customer service, maintaining databases, data storage, cloud services, and hosting services. When we employ a Service Provider to perform a function of this nature, we provide it with the information that it needs to perform its specific function, which may include Personal Information and other information that you provide to us via the Site. These Service Providers are authorized to use your information only as necessary to provide these services to us. • Legal Requirements. We may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a subpoena or similar legal obligation; (b) protect and defend our rights or property; (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public; (d) protect against legal liability; or (e) or as otherwise required or permitted by law. • Job Candidates. If you are a Job Candidate, then we share your Personal Information and Trait Profile with employers in our network and any third party that is pertinent to their employment application process for the role for which you are applying to through our Site. • Business Transfers. As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, total or partial sale of assets in bankruptcy or similar event, your Personal Information and other information may be part of the transferred assets. • Other Third Parties. We may disclose your information to other third parties with your prior express consent.
You hereby consent to our sharing of your Personal Information and other information for the above purposes.
5. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
Our Opt-out Policy
We may send you notifications and communications using the email address you provided to us when you registered your Account. To stop receiving some or all email communications from us, you can use the “unsubscribe” mechanism provided in the email communication.
We will also send you service-related email announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. You do not have an option to opt out of these emails, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option to deactivate your Account.
We may also send you information for marketing purposes if you have signed up for such communications or otherwise indicated an interest in receiving such communications. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, you may opt-out by contacting us directly or by clicking the opt-out link in our email marketing communications.
Accessing, Correcting and Updating Your Information
You may access, correct, and update most of your Personal Information by changing the settings in your Account profile. You may also email us at email@example.com with information necessary for us to process your request. We may need to verify your identity before granting access to Personal Information in our custody or control.
Updating Assessment Data
Our Assessment and Trait Profiles are designed to measure traits and motivators at a particular point in time, and suggest avenues for improvement and growth. Because these traits and motivators take some period of time to change, and because taking multiple Assessments for the same role in a short period of time decreases the reliability of the Trait Profile, Assessments cannot be retaken, and Assessment Data will not be updated, for a period of two years from the date of completion.
Deactivating Your Account
You may deactivate your Account by sending a deactivation request through your Account profile. You may also deactivate your Account by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information necessary for us to process your request. When you deactivate your Account, you will no longer be able to log into the Account. You will also no longer be able to create any new Accounts with the email address associated with the deactivated Account. If you wish to reactivate your deactivated Account, please email us at email@example.com with the email address. A deactivated Account does not mean that all of the information associated with your Account is expunged from our systems, although such information will no longer be readily available to you.
Deleting Your Information
You may request that we delete your Personal Information by sending a deletion request through yourAccount profile. You may also request deletion of your Personal Information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information necessary for us to process your request. Note that any deletion request will be subject to our Retention Policy below.
6. OUR RETENTION POLICY
As part of our Services for our Customers, we regularly build and update predictive models which are used by Customers to evaluate the employment candidacy for a Job Candidate. We use aggregated and anonymized data to build such predictive models and otherwise improve the performance of the Site and the Services. Every time a model is built or updated, we must re-evaluate the employment candidacy of a Job Candidate using the new model and the information Job Candidates have provided through the site. We also rely on information collected from Incumbent Employees to build and update these predictive models. Therefore, we retain aggregated and anonymized data for these purposes.
We retain Personal Information (1) for as long as you have an active account with Thine, (2) for as long as necessary to provide you with our services, comply with our legal obligations, preserve and protect our rights as allowed by law, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, and enforce our agreements (including our Terms of Service), (3) with your consent, or (4) a required by law.
Upon your request to delete information associated with your Account, our retention policy differs depending whether you last took the Assessment as a Job Candidate:
• If you took the Assessment as a Job Candidate: If you were directed to visit the Site, create an Account (or sign into your existing Account), and take the Assessment as part of the job application process for a specific employer, then, in accordance with our obligations and requirements under local law, we must retain your information for a period of two years following the end of the hiring cycle for the role of which you took part. As a result, if you request deletion of any information prior to this 2-year anniversary, we must wait until the two-year period has passed, after which we will process your deletion request. If you request deletion of any of information after this two-year anniversary, then we will process your request upon 10 business days of receipt • If you took the Assessment as an Incumbent Employee: If you were directed to visit the Site, create an Account (or sign into your existing Account), and take the Assessment as directed by your current employer, then, in accordance with our obligations and requirements under local law, we must retain your information for a period of two years following the end of the hiring cycle for the role of which you took part. As a result, if you request deletion of any information prior to this two-year anniversary, we must wait until the two-year period has passed, after which we will process your deletion request. If you request deletion of any of information after this two-year anniversary, then we will process your request upon 10 business days of receipt.
Even if we are obligated to retain certain information, once you deactivate your Account or request to deletion of your Personal Information, your Personal Information will cease being visible to third parties through our Site.
As discussed above, we may aggregate or de-identify our user’s Personal Information and other information to create Aggregate Data which cannot be used to identify you. We will retain such Aggregate Data even after any Personal Information deletion requests have been processed.
Other Websites. Our Site may contain links to websites or mobile applications owned and/or operated by third parties. We do not own nor control these third-party websites or mobile applications, and accordingly assume no responsibility for the information practices of those sites or apps. We suggest that you review their privacy, security, and data collection and distribution policies, if any, prior to providing such websites or apps with any information.
Content, Blogs and Public Features of the Sites. Our Site may contain features (e.g., content, blogs, chat rooms, community forums, sharing functions, etc.) that permit you to upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute content and information, including your Personal Information. Any information that you choose to disclose by means of such features becomes public information over which we are unable to exercise control. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information by means of such features, and you agree to assume all responsibility for doing so.
Minors. Visitors under 18 years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their Personal Information at the Site. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under 18 years of age.
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR EU USERS
er certain circumstances, EU residents have rights underdata protection laws in relation to their personal data. If you are an EU resident, you have the rightto:
Request access to yourpersonal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enablesyou to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check thatlawfully processing it.
Request correction of thepersonal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incompleteor inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verifythe accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of yourpersonal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal datawhere there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also havethe right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you havesuccssfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where wemay have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to eraseyour personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may notalways be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legalreasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of yourrequest.
Object to processing of yourpersonal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of athird party) and there is something about your particular situation which makesyou want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on yourfundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we areprocessing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, wemay demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process yourinformation which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend theprocessing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want usto establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful butyou do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even ifwe no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legalclaims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verifywhether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of yourpersonal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a thirdparty you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used,machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automatedinformation which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we usedthe information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us directly at email@example.com orat Thine, 875 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data(or to exercise any of the other rights unless your request is clearlyunfounded, repetitive or excessive, in which case we may charge a reasonable fee.Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in thesecircumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU We may need to request specific information from you to helpus confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (orto exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensurethat personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receiveit. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation toyour request to speed up our response.
TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND We try to respond to all legitimate requests within onemonth. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request isparticularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, wewill notify you and keep you updated.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS Whenever we transfer personal data out of the EuropeanEconomic Area, we ensure that a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by implementing at least one of the following safeguards: • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.
Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them using Standard Contractual Clauses and if they provide adequate protection of personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS
A. Identifiers. First name, last name, email address, telephone number, email data, system usage data, location data (IP address), and other electronic data/UGC (reviews, photos) submitted, stored, sent, or received by the Data Subjects.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). First name, last name, email address, telephone number, email data, system usage data, location data (IP address), and other electronic data/UGC (reviews, photos) submitted, stored, sent, or received by the consumers.Note: Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. None.
D. Commercial information. Purchased product/service. E. Biometric information. None
F. Internet or other similar network activity. IP Address, system usage data, aggregated data.
G. Geolocation data. None.
H. Sensory data. None
I. Professional or employment-related information. None.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). None.
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. None.
For purposes of this Notice, “Personal Information” does not include: • Publicly available information from government records. • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information. • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as: o health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; o Personal Information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Sharing Personal Information
California Residents’ Individual Rights The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access and Data Portability Rights You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you: • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you. • The categories of sources for the Personal Information we collected about you. • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that Personal Information. • The categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information. • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you (also called a data portability request). • If we sold or disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing (i) sales, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and (ii) disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights You have the right to request that Thine delete your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to: • Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you. • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity (including fraudulent user generated content such as product reviews), or prosecute those responsible for such activities. • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality. • Exercise a right provided for by law. • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.). • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent. • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us. • Comply with a legal obligation. • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by sending us a message on our Site. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must: • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or an authorized representative. • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you.
We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format We try to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity.We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights If you are 16 years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell the Personal Information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to Personal Information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.To exercise the right to opt-out, you (or your authorized representative) may click the DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION button on our homepage, or submit a request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Thine, 875 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238. We will only use Personal Information provided in an opt-out request to review and comply with the request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. However, note that many features of our Site, our products, or our services will not function without your Personal Information. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not: • Deny you goods or services. • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties. • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services. • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your Personal Information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send us an electronic message through our Site or write us at our address listed on our webpage.
Terms & Conditions
Last Updated: July 22, 2020
Welcome to Thine.co (collectively with any subdomain thereof, any Thine mobile site, and any software provided by Thine in connection with providing our services to you, the “Site”), a digital community that leverages technology to help connect legal employers and best-fit candidates, while providing unique career, job search, and other professional advice and guidance to lawyers and law students. The Site is owned and operated by Thine Solutions, Inc., d/b/a Thine (“Thine”, “us,” “our,” or “we”). It is intended only for lawyers, law students, legal employers and their employees in the United States.
Please read the following Terms carefully before using the Site and/or any online features, services and/or programs offered by Thine, including our providing Content (as defined below) and Matching Services (as defined below) (collectively, the “Services”). By accessing the Services, you agree to the following Terms, which set forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Services.
If you have entered into a separate customer agreement with Thine (“Employer Agreement”), the terms of that Employer Agreement override the Terms to the extent they conflict.
Thine may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. If you do not agree to any portion of these Terms, you should not access or otherwise use the Services. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
We will try to notify you of material revisions (for example, via a service notification posted to the Site or an email to the email address we may have on file for you). You are encouraged to review these Terms frequently. The date of the most recent revision to these Terms appears at the end of these Terms.
If you have questions regarding the Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.
Section 1. CONTENT AND SERVICES; ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOUNT CREATION.
a) Thine.co is a digital community that leverages technology to help connect legal employers and best-fit candidates, while providing unique career, job search, and other professional advice and guidance to lawyers and law students. Any text, materials, documents, images, graphics, logos, design, audio, video and any other information provided from or on, uploaded to and/or downloaded from the Site is content owned by or licensed to us or our respective third-party authors, developers or vendors (“Content”).
The Content contained on the Site is not legal advice, health advice, or financial advice. It is information only, and it is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Thine is not a law firm.
b) In addition to providing Content covering career, job search and lifestyle topics, we also match qualified candidates with legal employers using proprietary assessments, success models and scoring systems (“Matching Services”). The Services you access will depend on whether you are a legal employer (such employer or employee thereof in the recruiting and/or professional development function, “Employer”) who has contracted with us to provide you with your best-fit candidates, a law student candidate looking for employment (“Candidate”), a current employee of Employer in a legal role (“Current Employee”), or a visitor to the site for our Content only, in which case you may be an Employer, Candidate, Current Employee or other type of user.
Thine connects Employers with their best-fit Candidates and our Services do not extend to any subsequent interviews, recruiting efforts or offers of employment. Thine is not bound by any contractual arrangement arising between Employers and Candidates.
c) By providing access to the Services, we do not warrant or represent that: (a) the Content is accurate, complete, up-to-date or current; (b) we have any obligation to update any Content; (c) the Content is free from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors; (d) the Content does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party; (e) your access to the Services will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other harmful components; and/or (f) any information obtained in response to questions asked through, or postings made on, the Services is accurate or complete.
d) The Services are intended solely for users who are 18 years of age or older. By using our Services, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and that you will abide by and comply with these Terms.
e) Unless you are an Employer, if you access the Services you agree that you will only have one Thine account. If you are a Candidate, you affirm that you are currently enrolled at a law school based in the United States and that your one account shall be tied to your law school email address. If you are a Candidate, you affirm that you will complete the assessment process, and any other tasks related to the Matching Services, honestly and to the best of your ability.
f) Access to some features of the Services will require you to create a Thine account (“Account”). When creating your Account, you must provide accurate and complete information, which you must maintain as you continue to use the Services. You must also choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and keeping your password secure. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Thine account holder at any time or disclose your password to any third party. You may never create an account using a false identity or information, on behalf of someone other than yourself, or use another person's account without permission. Thine may refuse to open an Account for any reason, in our sole discretion. You agree to notify Thine immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account, access to your password, or any other breach of security. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account. Although Thine will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Account, you may be liable for the losses of Thine or others due to such unauthorized use.
These Terms shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services, have an Account, and even after your Account is deactivated or terminated. You may deactivate or terminate your Account at any time, for any reason, through our Site or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thine may deactivate or terminate your Account, or your access to Services, at any time, without warning and in our sole discretion, if you breach these Terms, or otherwise.
Section 2. YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
a) Generally. You may view, copy or print pages from the Services solely for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may not otherwise use, modify, alter, copy, print, display, reproduce, distribute, reverse engineer or publish any information from the Services in any medium without our express, prior, written consent. At any time, we may, without further notice, make changes to the Services.
In addition, if you submit Candidate Content to us, you represent and warrant to Thine that such Candidate Content is your original creation (or that you otherwise have the right to provide the Candidate Content) and that you have the rights necessary to grant the license to the Candidate Content under the prior paragraph. You further represent and warrant that the Candidate Content and its use by Thine does not and will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property or privacy rights of any person or contain any libelous, defamatory, or obscene material.
c) User Generated Content. Separate and apart from Candidate Content, we welcome the submission of comments, information, material or feedback through our Services relating to our Content (“User Generated Content”). Contributions to, access to and use of the User Generated Content is at your own risk and subject to the below terms and all other terms and conditions of these Terms. By submitting User Generated Content to the Services, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable right to publish, copy, display, create derivative works of, and distribute the User Generated Content. You are legally and ethically responsible for any User Generated Content that you post or transmit. For example, if you wish to post a copyrighted work as User Generated Content, you are responsible for first obtaining the copyright holder’s permission. You may not upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that: 1. infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights belonging to us or any person or entity; or 2. is defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another’s privacy, promotes violence, or endorses or advocates illegal activity; or 3. is bigoted, hateful, racially offensive, or which attacks or demeans a group or an individual based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and/or sexual orientation/gender identity; or 4. discloses any sensitive information about another person, including that person’s email address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information.
d) Candidate Code of Conduct. If you are a Candidate accessing our Services, you acknowledge and commit to adhering to the Candidate Code of Conduct posted on the Site.
e) Prohibited Conduct. If you access our Services, you may not: 1. use the Services for unlawful purposes; 2. harass, “stalk”, threaten, or defraud other users or our staff or vendors or advertisers; 3. misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Services; 4. access or use the Services to collect market research for a competing business; 5. impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; 6. take any action that would undermine any aspect of the Services; 7. transmit to the Services any virus or other program that may damage or impair the use of our or our users’ hardware, software or equipment; 8. take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure; 9. reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell or exploit any information, materials or content on the Services; 10. circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site; or 11. take any action that would inhibit any other users’ enjoyment of the Services.
f) Community Guidelines. Thine provides a community for you and your legal peers, a place where law students, lawyers and others within the legal ecosystem can gather to engage with, learn from, and share with each other and, above all, find guidance on what to do, what actions they can take, and what changes they can make to meaningfully improve their professional and personal lives. By keeping the following Community Guidelines in mind, you can help ensure that the community works as intended for you and the other members. 1. You are encouraged to use Thine for professional and informational purposes to engage with like-minded law students across law schools and lawyers across practice groups and experience levels, both in your region and nationwide, and to leverage knowledge sharing. Actively participating in the community will improve your experience. 2. If you comment on articles or, where available on the Site, participate in chats or messaging, please stay on topic and relevant. Don’t hijack a thread. If you want to discuss a different topic, find a more relevant thread or start a new thread in the proper place on the Site. 3. Do not post commercial messages advertising products or services, job openings, or education programs. No spam ever. 4. Thine encourages criticism, debate, and differences of opinion (we are in the legal world after all!) but personal attacks, abuse, threats, or trolling are unacceptable. We love that you are passionate, but expect you to be respectful and professional in all interactions. 5. Your use of any information on the Site, including information or advice from other community members, is at your own risk. Likewise, your interaction with other community members is at your own risk. 6. Don’t impersonate anyone else. 7. Keep confidentiality and ethics rules in mind if discussing your work. 8. We reserve the right to monitor any and all information transmitted or received through the Site. In our sole discretion and without further notice to you, we may, but are not obligated to, review, delete or prohibit the transmission or receipt of any information which we deem inappropriate or that we determine violates these Community Guidelines. We have the sole discretion to enforce the Community Guidelines. We may limit or terminate your right to access certain Services at any time, without notice, for conduct that we believe violates these Terms and/or is harmful to other users of the Services or to us.
Section 3. DISCLAIMERS.
a) NO WARRANTIES; INDEMNIFICATION. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, UNLESS SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LEGALLY INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION. THINE PROVIDES THE SITE AND THE SERVICES ON A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE BASIS AND THINE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES ARE OR SHALL REMAIN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THE CONTENT SHALL BE NON-INFRINGING ON ANY THIRD PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, THAT DEFECTS SHALL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE WEB PAGES ON THE SITE, THE SERVICES, ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION OR THE SERVERS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES ARE OR SHALL REMAIN FREE FROM ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT ANY PERSON USING THE SERVICES WILL BE THE PERSON THAT HE OR SHE REPRESENTS HIMSELF OR HERSELF TO BE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING, OR THAT WE WILL HAVE ADEQUATE CAPACITY FOR THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES AS A WHOLE OR IN ANY SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC AREA.
b) You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, proceedings, liabilities, judgments, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) assessed or incurred by us, directly or indirectly, with respect to or arising out of: (i) your failure to comply with these Terms; (ii) your breach of your obligations under these Terms; (iii) your use of the rights granted hereunder, including without limitation any claims made by any third parties; and/or (iv) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right.
Section 4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES SHALL BE THE BLOCKING OF YOUR IP ADDRESS AND/OR CANCELLATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (B) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, (C) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR COMPUTER SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (D) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, AND/OR (E) ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, TIME BOMBS, DROP DEAD DEVICES, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Section 5. PRIVACY; NOTICE AND COMMUNICATIONS.
b) You agree that we will provide notices to you by email. You further agree to keep your contact information up to date. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or other feedback (“Feedback”) provided by you to Thine are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Thine. By submitting Feedback to Thine, you assign to Thine exclusive rights in such Feedback, including all intellectual property rights, and Thine shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Section 6. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT.
a) We may provide hyperlinks to other web sites maintained by third parties, or we may provide third-party content on the Services by framing or other methods. THE LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY. THE CONTENT ON ANY LINKED WEB SITE IS NOT UNDER OUR CONTROL AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF LINKED WEB SITES, INCLUDING ANY FURTHER LINKS CONTAINED IN A THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE. IF YOU DECIDE TO ACCESS ANY OF THE THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICES, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
b) If a third party links to the Services, it is not necessarily an indication of an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with Thine. In most cases, we are not even aware that a third party has linked to the Services. A web site that links to the Services: (i) may link to, but not replicate, our Content; (ii) may not create a browser, border environment or frame our Content; (iii) may not imply that we are endorsing it or its products; (iv) may not misrepresent its relationship with us; (v) may not present false or misleading information about our products or services; and (vi) should not include content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only Content that is appropriate for all age groups.
Section 7. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS.
The trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on the Site (collectively, the “Marks”) are ours, or our subsidiaries’ or affiliates’, registered and unregistered trademarks, or are licensed to Thine for the purposes for which they are being used, and are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. We are the copyright owner or authorized licensee of all text and all graphics contained on the Site. Nothing on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trademarks or service marks without our prior written permission. We aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights. The name “Thine” or “Jurdu”, as well any of our other trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials, may not be used in any way, including in any advertising, hyperlink, publicity, social profiles, or promotional materials of any kind, whether relating to the Services or otherwise, without our prior written permission, except that a third-party web site that desires to link to the Services may use the name “Thine” or “Jurdu” in or as part of that URL link.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please send an email to email@example.com and provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; (v) a statement that the complaining party has 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 (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Section 8. LOCAL LAWS.
We make no representation that content or materials in the Services are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States. Access to the Services from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Services from other jurisdictions, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. We are not responsible for any violation of law. You may not use or export the Content or other materials on the Site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. You agree that these Terms and the Services shall be interpreted and governed in accordance with federal law and, to the extent not preempted by United States federal law, with the laws of the state of New York. The Site and the Services shall be deemed a passive website and service that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Thine, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the state of New York. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York. You further agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States and the country in which you reside (if different from the United States).
Section 9. TRANSFERS AND ASSIGNMENTS.
We may, at any time and in our sole discretion, assign these Terms, in whole or in part, or delegate any of our rights and responsibilities under these Terms, to any third party or entity.
Section 10. MISCELLANEOUS.
If you have additional questions or comments of any kind, or if you see anything on the Site that you think is inappropriate, please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending your comments to: