TERMS AND CONDITIONS
MBA Veterans Connect – Terms and Conditions – 10 March 2021
Welcome to MBA Veterans Connect, a professional network designed to be the most valuable and sustainable community of current and future business, governmental, military, and non-profit leaders – all of whom have the shared experience of military service and an MBA or other qualifying degree from a top-ranked program. The MBA Veterans Connect professional network includes our communities and our websites MBAVeterans.com and Connect.MBAVeterans.com, and our conferences, and is owned and operated by the MBA Veterans Network, Inc. and its successors and assigns (“we”, “our”, “us”, or “MBA Veterans Network”). By using the MBA Veterans Connect websites or otherwise participating in the MBA Veterans Connect professional network, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (this “Agreement”) whether or not you are registered as a member (“Member”). Our Members may include job candidates, University students, career professionals, recruiting and other representatives from our participating Sponsors and Exhibitors and University affiliates as are approved by MBA Veterans Network and once their access is approved by MBA Veterans Network they become a Member of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community and the Service (as defined below). Your participation and activity within the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community, whether as a Member or otherwise, and which might allow the Member (among other things) to browse and/or communicate with other Members, update / select / review / download candidate information, and make use of other MBA Veterans Network services (collectively for foregoing is sometimes called our “Service”), may be activated, restricted and/or terminated by us as we see fit from time to time and is subject to these Terms and Conditions. By participating or engaging in activity using our Service, you accept these Terms and Conditions. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by following the instructions on the registration process is another way for you to accept these terms and conditions.
1. Privacy and Security
All personal information is restricted for use by us and individual Members and the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community for personal, career development, and professional-related purposes only and for our operation of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community and the Service. MBA Veterans Network has taken all reasonable precautions it deems necessary in its sole discretion to secure the personal information available through MBA Veterans Connect/MBAVeterans.com and the Service. Membership in the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community is password protected to allow access by registered Members and our participating Sponsors and Exhibitors. Although this precaution should effectively protect any personal information available through MBA Veterans Connect from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, through the Profile feature of MBA Veterans Connect, you may be provided the ability to set certain profile preferences. All data and information submitted by Members or via requests for further information is deemed owned by us. We may in our discretion contact our Members and persons who become part of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community from time to time to inform you and them about activities, opportunities, events and other information regarding the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community and the Service.
You must be over the age of 18 to register for MBA Veterans Connect or use the website. You must have qualifying military service (as we define from time to time), which may include being a military veteran, an active duty military veteran, military service as a Guard/Reserve (current or former), ROTC Cadet, or different/other criteria we may establish from time to time in our sole discretion. You must also be a current student of or have been conferred a degree from one of the world’s top-ranked universities and/or graduate schools in a full-time, part time, or executive MBA program or other qualifying college or advanced degree program. Eligible MBA and other qualifying programs are normally listed on the website and also at MBAVeterans.com or another website of the Service. Other eligibility criteria may apply in our sole discretion. The MBA Veterans Network reserves the right to change the eligibility criteria at any time. Categories we establish may have additional or differing criteria. For example, our Execuvets eligibility criteria also requires actual commercial, non-military work experience. Eligibility criteria is normally posted by us either on one of the applicable websites or provided by us at a point during the registration process. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using this website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
This Agreement will remain in effect while you use any part of our Service and/or are a Member of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, upon receipt by MBA Veterans Network of your written or emailed notice of termination. MBA Veterans Network may terminate your membership and use of the Service for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address provided in your original application or last on file. If your participation or membership is terminated either by your own initiative or MBA Veterans Network for any reason, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription, registration, sponsor, exhibitor, affiliation or other fees. Even after membership is terminated, certain provisions within this agreement remain in effect, including sections 5, 6, 7, and 9 of this agreement.
4. Commercial Use by Members
Unauthorized uses of the website by third parties not authorized by MBA Veterans Network, including collecting members’ email addresses, phone numbers, or other contact information by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing or linking to the website or Service will be investigated and appropriate legal action in our sole discretion will be taken including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of information or communications available through the website or Service for public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Information available to you through MBA Veterans Connect may not be used by you other than for specific personal, career development, professional, recruiting and placement, and University-related purposes only.
5. Proprietary Rights in Content on MBAVeterans.com
MBA Veterans Network, owns and retains all proprietary rights in our websites and the Service. Our websites contain the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of MBA Veterans Network, and its licensors and Sponsors, Exhibitors, and University affiliates. Except for that which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such information.
6. Content Posted on the Website
You understand and agree that MBA Veterans Network may review and delete any content, messages, posts, profiles and related information (collectively “Content”) that in the sole judgment of MBA Veterans Network violates this agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of members. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter ‘post’) to any public area of MBAVeterans.com/MBA Veterans Connect or transmit to other members. By posting Content to any public or private area on the website, you automatically grant, to MBA Veterans Network, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content, and to grant and authorize licenses of the foregoing. The following is a list of partial list of the Content that is illegal or prohibited on the website. MBA Veterans Network reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service or removing the Membership of such violators. It includes content that: is offensive to the MBA Veterans Connect community, such as content that promotes hatred, bigotry, or physical harm against any person or individual; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; involves the transmission of junk mail, unsolicited mass emailing or spamming; or that solicits passwords or additional personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes from users; and engages in commercial activities and/or sales without the prior written consent of MBA Veterans Network. You must use the Service in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. You may not transmit any chain mail or junk letters to members. Although MBA Veterans Network, cannot monitor the conduct of its members off the website, it is also a violation by a Member of these rules for any Member to use or to enable any third party not authorized by MBA Veterans Network to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their explicit written consent.
7. Copyright Policy
You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
8. Member Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members and use of the Service. MBA Veterans Network reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members. MBA Veterans Network is not responsible for screening communications in advance, and it will not actively monitor the use of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community by its Members. For this reason, it is essential that the Members report any abuses or misuse of the online community to MBA Veterans Network. If MBA Veterans Network determines that a user’s or Member’s use of the Service and participation in the MBA Veterans Connect websites, professional network, and community creates a liability for MBA Veterans Network or that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, MBA Veterans Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. MBA Veterans Network reserves the right to expel a user or Member and deny a user or Member further access to the MBA Veterans Connect websites, professional network and community, and the Service if such user or Member violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations.
9. Video & Photography Release
Photography & Videography Occurring On Site: The MBA Veterans Network takes photographs and videos the entire MBA Veterans Career Conference and occasionally interviews (voluntarily) students, alumni, panelists, and company reps. in order to learn more about the community, get feedback, and develop promotional materials (participating in interviews is encouraged, but optional). As such, we ask all attendees to complete a standard video release waiver (even if you did not express interest in a video testimonial). Please review and check the box below. Your assistance is much appreciated. Checking the box below will confirm my agreement with the MBA Veterans Networks™ filmmaker/photographer, their legal representatives and assigns and the MBA Veterans Network regarding the disposition of video and photographs of me at the MBA Veterans Career Conference, generally if I appear in any Conference video or photographic content, and/or if I am interviewed. I understand that the tapes both of me and transcripts (if transcribed) of the interview(s) will be maintained and made available indefinitely by the MBA Veterans Network for such research, production (e.g., radio, television, film festivals, World Wide Web, exhibitions, related advertisements), commercial and educational purposes. I hereby grant, and transfer to the MBA Veterans Network all rights, title, and interest in any interviews and video content, including without limitation the literary rights and the copyright. I hereby release filmmaker/photographer, her legal representatives and assigns, and MBA Veterans Network from all claims and liability relating to said documentary and photographs. The filmmaker/photographer agrees to retain the integrity of my image and voice, neither misrepresenting my words nor taking them out of context. I attest that I have voluntarily agreed to be videoed and/or interviewed or photographed and that this document contains the entire and complete agreement concerning the use and preservation of my interview.
10. Liability and Indemnity
The reliability of the information available through MBA Veterans Connect is largely dependent upon the actions of community registrants. MBA Veterans Network makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this information. MBA Veterans Network, does not warrant that MBA Veterans Connect websites or the Service will operate error-free or that the Service, websites, and servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, MBA Veterans Network, disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall MBA Veterans Network, its successors and assigns, our Sponsors and Exhibitors and University affiliates, and our and their officers, directors, managers, employees, owners, agents, and attorneys, be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, or damage to reputation, resulting from the use of or inability to use the Service or any information or materials available on the MBA Veterans Connect websites. By using the MBA Veterans Connect websites and/or Service, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MBA Veterans Network, its successors and assigns, our Sponsors and Exhibitors and University affiliates, and our and their officers, directors, managers, employees, owners, agents, and attorneys, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from your use of the Service or MBA Veterans Connect websites or your breach of these policies. MBA Veterans Network, will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate, at our expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.
Please note that MBA Veterans Network, may revise these policies and your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications. These Terms and Conditions as updated by us from time to time are binding upon and inure to the benefit of MBA Veterans Network, and its successors and assigns, and MBA Veterans Network may sell, transfer and/or assign any of the MBA Veterans Connect professional network and community, the Service and data, information and Content related thereto. You should review the policies periodically to ensure that you are familiar with them. Participation in MBA Veterans Connect is a privilege.