PCI SSC Community Job Board Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: 8 August 2023
These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) govern your use of all PCI Security Standards Council (the “Council,” “we” or “our”) Web sites, Web pages, domains, portals, registries, job posting boards, and other online resources (collectively, the “Services”), including but not limited to resources used to provide or in connection with online Council meetings and events. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Council may from time to time require users of specific Council portals, services or resources to agree to corresponding additional or separate terms and conditions (“Additional Terms”), and such Additional Terms shall govern to the extent necessary to resolve any express conflicts between such Additional Terms and these Terms.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses. You may access the user accessible aspects of the Services solely for their intended purposes. You may view, download and print any materials and information owned and made available by the Council on or through the Services (collectively “Content”), solely for your own personal, non-commercial, review, study and informational purposes. Except for the limited rights expressly granted herein, or as otherwise required by law or granted pursuant to a separate written agreement between you and the Council, you may not publish, distribute, copy, assign, license, sublicense, transfer, sell, prepare of derivative works of, or use for any non-personal purpose, any Content; and all right, title and interest in and to the Services and all Content is hereby reserved.
Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use the Services to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation any applicable laws relating to antitrust or other illegal trade or business practices, federal and state securities laws, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, and any U.S. laws, rules, and regulations governing the export and re-export of commodities or technical data. You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via the Services any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation on your part. You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject the Council’s network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of the Services. You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the Services any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
User Submissions. We do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information through your use of the Services, except to the extent expressly provided for under applicable Additional Terms. Subject to such Additional Terms, any material, information, or other communication that you transmit, post or upload to or through the Services (“Communications”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you agree that we (a) will be under no obligation of any kind with respect to such information, (b) may reproduce, make derivative works from, use, disclose, and distribute the Communications to others without limitation or compensation, and (c) at our sole election, may attribute authorship of Communications to you by listing your name.
User Discussion Forums. The Council may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any and all Communications, including but not limited to Communications through chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums available through the Services, and the content thereof. The Council, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Council may edit or remove any content or Communications from the Services at its discretion at any time.
User Accounts; Accuracy of Information. In order to access certain content and/or features made available as part of the Services, you may need to register or create an account, and may be asked to supply your name, address, a User ID and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your password or account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of either your password or account or any other breach of security. You further agree that you will not permit others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access the Services using your account or User ID. You grant the Council, its affiliated companies, and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Services the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Services and in the provision of related services to you. We cannot and do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the Services.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering to use any of the Services. It is your responsibility to maintain and promptly update this account information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and to refuse any and all current and future use of the Services.
As part of the Services, the Council may provide publicly accessible web pages or portals (collectively the “Job Board”) that enable companies seeking candidates (each a “Candidate”) for traditional, W-2 employment or 1099 contractor engagements (or non-U.S. equivalents) with such companies (each an “Employer”) to post corresponding advertisements on the Job Board (“Job Postings”) for payment industry job opportunities with the applicable Employer (each a “Job”). The Job Board is intended solely for Employers offering Jobs directly with such Employers, and for individuals seeking Jobs. If you are not such an Employer or a Candidate, you are not authorized to use the Job Board.
Posting and continued presentation of Job Postings on the Job Board are subject to the these Terms, Employer’s payment of applicable Job Posting fees, and applicable limits and discounts specified by the Council from time to time (click here for the Council’s current Job Posting fees, limits and discounts). Notwithstanding any such fee payment, we expressly reserve the right to disable the Job Board, specific Job Postings, specific Employers, or specific Candidates, and the right to enable or disable any associated messaging, communication, or other features or functionality, in each case, in our sole discretion, at any time, without prior notice, and without refund of any fees paid.
You are expressly prohibited from exploiting Job Postings or the Job Board for any commercial purpose. You are also expressly prohibited from forwarding Job Postings to any group or mass distribution list or forwarding job postings in violation of any local, state, federal or international laws, rules, or regulations, including, without limitation, the federal CAN SPAM Act of 2003, and Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, and you agree that you will only use the Job Board in accordance with such laws, rules and regulations. If you do send out any communications through or using the Job Board or any information you have obtained through the Job Board, you must first obtain consent directly from the recipient for such communication, identify the purpose of obtaining such consent, expressly identify yourself in the communication, provide contact information for yourself, and inform individuals that they can opt-out or unsubscribe from communications from you.
We may monitor and/or moderate Job Postings, but are under no obligation to do so. We cannot control, and accordingly shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever, for any Job Posting, communication or other conduct or activity of any Employer or Candidate. Because we do not control Employers or Candidates and cannot be involved in dealings between or among them or control their behavior, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Services, you hereby expressly release the Council from any and all claims, demands, suits, liabilities, judgments, actions, compensation, and damages (actual and consequential and direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
- Candidates. If you are a Candidate:
You may use the Job Board solely for your personal, non-commercial use, for purposes of seeking Jobs for yourself. To the extent you wish to apply for any Job, you must contact the applicable Employer directly, and we play no role whatsoever in and are not liable to you in connection with any Job or such activities or related communications.
You hereby consent to receiving any communication, electronic or otherwise, from Employers who may be interested in you, and acknowledge that we are in no way involved in or responsible for any such communications or your interaction with Employers.
IMPORTANT: You acknowledge that fraudulent Job Postings may sometimes appear, and that we urge you to:
- Exercise caution in your Job search;
- Beware of Job Postings that ask you to send your resume to a free email service address (e.g., Gmail, yahoo, Hotmail, etc.);
- Not provide your social security number, credit card information, bank account numbers, or other sensitive or personal information (e.g. eye color, marital status, etc.) to prospective employers;
- Not engage in monetary transactions of any sort with prospective employers; and
- Be cautious when dealing with persons and companies with which you are not personally familiar.
- Employers. If you are an Employer:
You may use the Job Board solely for purposes of seeking Candidates for payment industry Jobs offered by you. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any Job Posting or other document or materials you post on the Job Board and any consequences arising from such posting.
By using the Job Board, you represent, warrant and covenant that (a) no Job Posting, document or other material that you post to the Job Board or provide to any Candidate in connection therewith will (i) violate any law or regulation, (ii) contain any copyrighted material, confidential information, or trade secrets of any third-party or violate any third-party proprietary right, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy, and defamation laws, or (iii) contain any discriminatory, sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive or similar content, and (b) you will not use (or plan, encourage, or help others to use) the Job Board for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms or by applicable law.
You hereby grant the Council a non-exclusive, transferrable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, display, and/or transmit your Job Postings and related materials and documents provided to us, and to hyperlink to your website in connection with the Services, if necessary.
You agree that we may use the information you provide to send you messages, emails, communications, notices or other information about your Job Postings (“Communications”), electronic or otherwise. In all cases, such Communications are provided solely as a courtesy, and we expressly disclaim any and all warranties with regards to the transmission, storage, delivery, receipt or timing of such Communications.
Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Council, its employees, directors, officers, affiliated companies, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all third-party claims and associated damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred as a result of your violation of these Terms or the infringement, by you or any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, as a result of the use of any content available on or through the Services.
Termination. These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms, you must cease use of the Services. If you are dissatisfied with the Services, any content therein, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Services. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Services, or parts thereof, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use is (i) in violation of any applicable law or these Terms; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where we believe that you are in violation of these Terms.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS. THE SERVICES AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COUNCIL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. THE COUNCIL MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES THE COUNCIL MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES. THE COUNCIL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED OR AVAILABLE THEREIN.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT. THE COUNCIL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN OR APPEARING THROUGH THE SERVICES. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OR THROUGH THE COUNCIL, ITS EMPLOYEES, OR THIRD PARTIES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, THAT SUCH USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY, LEGALITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR DOCUMENTS POSTED BY USERS OF THE SERVICES OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, JOB POSTINGS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EMPLOYERS OR CANDIDATES, OR OF ANY OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION ENGAGED IN BY EMPLOYERS, CANDIDATES OR OTHER USERS. YOU AGREE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED OR POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WITH RESPECT TO THE JOB BOARD, YOU EXPRESLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JOB BOARD IN MEETING YOUR EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVES, OR THAT THE JOB BOARD WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES BEING HIRED, POSITIONS BEING FILLED OR EMPLOYEES BEING RETAINED, AND THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT, HIRING AND/OR SALARY DECISIONS MADE BY YOU, REGARDLESS OF THE REASON FOR THAT DECISION.
LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL THE COUNCIL OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE JOB BOARD), OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SERVICES OR FOR ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE COUNCIL’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS ($25,000.00). YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN AND THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE SERVICES ABSENT SUCH DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS.
General. The Council is based in the United States. We make no claims that any information or content accessible through the Services is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to such information or content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms are governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding Delaware’s conflicts of laws provisions. The provisions of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms. A party may give notice to the other party only in writing at that party’s principal place of business, attention of that party’s principal legal officer, or at such other address or by such other method as the party shall specify in writing. Notice shall be deemed given upon personal delivery or facsimile, or, if sent by certified mail with postage prepaid, 5 business days after the date of mailing, or, if sent by international overnight courier with postage prepaid, 7 business days after the date of mailing. If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being affected in any way. Further, the parties agree to replace such unenforceable provision with an enforceable provision that most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the unenforceable provision. Section headings are for reference purposes only and do not define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. The failure of the Council to act with respect to a breach of these Terms by you or others does not constitute a waiver and shall not limit our rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches. Any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Services must be brought in the state or federal courts of the State of California, and you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Services must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. The waiver of a breach of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.
Links to Other Materials. The Services may contain links to Web sites owned or operated by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. The Council does not control such sites and, therefore, is not responsible for any content posted on such sites. The fact that we offer links to such sites should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of those sites, their content or the companies or products referenced therein. If you decide to access any third-party sites linked to from the Services, you do this entirely at your own risk. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, you agree that the Council is not liable or responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against the Council with respect to such sites or the content thereof.
Notification Of Possible Copyright Infringement. In the event you believe that material or content published as part of the Services may infringe on your copyright or that of another, please provide detailed written notice of such possible infringement to the PCI Security Standards Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-876-8855 (phone), or 781-224-1239 (fax).