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Terms of Use

Last Updated: April 15, 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 Jurdu, 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.

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the terms of use described herein and our Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms”), and the terms of the Privacy Policy are made a part of these Terms by reference. 

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 are accepting the Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such entity to the terms set forth herein. If you do not have such authority or do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, you may not access or use 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 legal@thine.co.

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 support@thine.co. 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.

b) Candidate Content and Licenses. Candidates will have the ability to submit and upload text, documents, photos, and other content to be used by us in providing the Matching Services (“Candidate Content”). You expressly acknowledge and agree that once you submit Candidate Content to us, it will be accessible by Employers. In no case, however, does any Employer acquire any rights to or control over your Account. You further agree that there is no confidentiality or privacy with respect to such Candidate Content that you may make available through the Matching Services, subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

You shall be solely responsible for all Candidate Content that you submit, upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit through our Site, and you assume all risks associated with sharing your Candidate Content through our Site. You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your Candidate Content. By submitting Candidate Content through our Site, you grant us the right and license to use and distribute your Candidate Content as necessary to provide the Matching Services, subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

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 moral 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.

a) Personal data that you provide regarding yourself will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you are an Employer, you may have a personal information processing agreement with us that governs the processing of personal data that you as Employer may upload or otherwise provide to us. You understand that by using the Services you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of such personal data as set forth in our Privacy Policy and in accordance with any applicable personal information processing agreement, and to have such personal data collected, used, transferred and processed in the United States.

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, feedback, materials or any other content or information provided by you to Thine are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Thine. Thine shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such information 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 legal@thine.co 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 any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms, which incorporate our Privacy Policy and, in the case of an Employer, an applicable Employer Agreement, are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of the Site and the Services, and supersede any and all prior communications and prior agreements, whether written or oral, between you and us regarding the Site and the Services.

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 legal@thine.co or by sending your comments to:

Thine
875 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238