Terms and Conditions Last updated on January 25, 2020
Welcome and thank you for using VelvetJobs! VelvetJobs offers career matchmaking platform and services, including, but not limited to a curated selection of jobs focused on a variety of industries, job search functionality, resume builder, cover letter builder, resume writing services, cover letter writing services, career coaching, professional networking and communication platform, recruitment services, job advertising services, outplacement and employer branding services.
Please take a few minutes to read over the Terms and Conditions below.
Agreement between user and VelvetJobs
Welcome to www.velvetjobs.com. The www.velvetjobs.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by VelvetJobs LLC ("VelvetJobs"). www.velvetjobs.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of www.velvetjobs.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.
Visiting www.velvetjobs.com or sending emails to VelvetJobs LLC constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email or on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that VelvetJobs LLC is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. VelvetJobs LLC and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
VelvetJobs LLC does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may not register for or use the services provided through the www.velvetjobs.com website.
VelvetJobs LLC provides free and paid career related services. VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right to add new services, change or withdraw existing services and either communicate or not communicate any changes to the users of the services.
Premium Subscription Cancellation/Refund Policy
VelvetJobs LLC offers premium paid subscription that auto-renews monthly to access certain parts of the website and functionality. You may cancel your premium subscription at any time. We offer a 7-day refund period from the date of initial purchase of premium subscription. Cancellation will not qualify for a refund outside of the 7-day refund period. You may cancel your subscription at anytime via your account settings page https://www.velvetjobs.com/memberships or by emailing email@example.com to request a cancelation and refund.
Resume Writing And Career Coaching Services Refund Policy
VelvetJobs LLC provides resume writing and career coaching services. All sales are final and non-refundable. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Outplacement, Employer Branding and Recruitment Services
VelvetJobs LLC provides a range of services to enterprise clients including, but not limited to outplacement, employer branding, and recruitment services. If you are a professional whose company purchased services on your behalf, you agree to all the terms and conditions in this agreement. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
www.velvetjobs.com contains links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of VelvetJobs LLC and VelvetJobs LLC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. VelvetJobs LLC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by VelvetJobs LLC of the site or any association with its operators. While VelvetJobs LLC attempts to provide the most updated information available, it cannot control access and real-time availability of information on Linked Sites; as such, You agree and acknowledge that VelvetJobs LLC is not responsible for any incorrect and/or outdated information.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of VelvetJobs LLC and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of VelvetJobs LLC or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of communication services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
VelvetJobs LLC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in VelvetJobs LLC's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your dependents in any Communication Service. VelvetJobs LLC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, VelvetJobs LLC specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized VelvetJobs LLC spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of VelvetJobs LLC.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials provided to www.velvetjobs.com or posted on any VelvetJobs LLC web page
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. VelvetJobs LLC is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in VelvetJobs LLC's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
You grant VelvetJobs LLC a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to VelvetJobs LLC, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the services, you submit to VelvetJobs LLC, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing information to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights.
VelvetJobs Credits and Points
You agree that you have no right or title in or to any VelvetJobs credits or points you may receive or use in connection with the Service or any other attributes associated with your Account, regardless of how they were obtained. Instead, you receive only a limited right to use those credits or points in connection with certain features on VelvetJobs.
VelvetJobs prohibits and does not recognize any purported transfers of VelvetJobs credits or points outside of the Service, or the purported sale, gift or trade of VelvetJobs credits or points in the "real world," unless VelvetJobs expressly authorizes such transfers in writing. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and VelvetJobs may cancel any credits or points transferred, assigned, or sold in violation of these terms or credits policies and rules.
VelvetJobs may change the rules for transferring, receiving, or redeeming credits or points at any time for any reason. VelvetJobs also reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting VelvetJobs credits or points at any time. VelvetJobs may expire, cancel, modify, or delete your VelvetJobs credits or points at any time for any reason, including for violations of these terms and conditions, or for no reason without notice to you. VelvetJobs may cancel any transaction if we believe that the transaction violates any of VelvetJobs' terms or policies, or for no reason at all.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your VelvetJobs LLC account to third party accounts. By connecting your VelvetJobs LLC account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by VelvetJobs LLC from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the VelvetJobs LLC Content accessed through www.velvetjobs.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless VelvetJobs LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with VelvetJobs LLC in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrators award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Employer agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VELVETJOBS LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME. VELVETJOBS LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. VELVETJOBS LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and VelvetJobs LLC as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. VelvetJobs LLC's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of VelvetJobs LLC's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by VelvetJobs LLC with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and VelvetJobs LLC with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and VelvetJobs LLC with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
VelvetJobs LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, supplement, or replace the Terms under which www.velvetjobs.com is offered, effective upon posting at www.velvetjobs.com. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. VelvetJobs LLC encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
VelvetJobs LLC welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
VelvetJobs LLC, 7095 Hollywood Blvd 1521, Los Angeles, California 90028