Disclaimer of Liability
I understand that the website owner shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which I or any third party may suffer (including my company), as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to my access and use of the website, any information contained on the website, my or my company’s personal information or material and information transmitted over this website’s system. In particular, neither the website owner nor any third party or data or content provider shall be liable in any way to me or to any other person, firm or corporation whatsoever for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever arising from any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of any share price information or the transmission thereof, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon or occasioned thereby or by reason of non-performance or interruption, or termination thereof.
Conflict of Terms
I understand that if there is a conflict or contradiction between the provisions of these website terms and conditions and any other relevant terms and conditions, policies or notices, the other relevant terms and conditions, policies or notices which relate specifically to a particular section or module of the website shall prevail in respect of my use of the relevant section or module of the website.
I recognize that any provision of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices, which is or becomes unenforceable in any jurisdiction, whether due to being void, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as void and the remaining provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall remain in full force and effect.
Applicable laws (choice of venue and forum)-Use of this website shall in all respects be governed by the laws of the state of FLORIDA, United States., regardless of the laws that might be applicable under principles of conflicts of law. The parties agree that the FLORIDA courts located in BREVARD county, FLORIDA, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all controversies arising under this agreement and agree that venue is proper in those courts.
In the event of a dispute regarding the terms and conditions of this website and/or membership with CDI, I accept that the prevailing party shall be entitled to attorney fees and costs.
I accept that the trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively “trademarks”) displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the website owner. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark without the prior written permission of the website owner.
I hereby indemnify CDI and undertake to keep CDI indemnified and hold it harmless against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by CDI to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute, incurred or suffered by CDI arising out of any breach by myself of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that I have breached as a result of any provision of these terms and conditions.
I understand that CDI is the data controller and collects only the information necessary to establish membership with the organization, and that CDI does not distribute information to outside mailing lists or organizations. Only the information necessary to promote my service and provide a means for a potential customer to contact me will be made available on the CDI site. I recognize that CDI has a public Find a Career Pro marketing database where I can choose to list my contact information. I understand that I am in full control of what is displayed from my member dashboard, and that as a member I can create or remove my listing at any time.
I accept that CDI does not use any data to make automated marketing decisions. I understand that CDI may use information collected through our Sites with Google Analytics for research regarding the effectiveness of the Sites and related marketing, advertising and sales efforts.
If I choose to opt in to receiving CDI news by providing my email address and name, I understand that I will receive emails from CDI and can cancel at any time with opt out. If I choose to register for blog updates by providing my email address, I will receive a weekly email only when new posts are available, and can cancel at any time with opt out. I understand that the third party tools CDI uses to store my email address and send these emails may include InfusionSoft, Mailchimp and Constant Contact. While these tools are used, I understand that the data is only used to send me the emails I have opted in for. I recognize that I will receive emails but can also opt out at any time.
I am aware that I can direct any questions about CDI and my data to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep my transactions secure, I understand that CDI does use a third party webcart, Cloudnet360. I am aware that Cloudnet360 will only send me emails with purchase receipts or to notify me that my credit card needs to be updated for upcoming automated renewals or payments.
I accept that the security of my Personal Information is important to CDI, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. I recognize that while CDI strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect my Personal Information, that they cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To Other Sites
I accept that CDI has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.
Advertisers, Affiliates, Partners, and Career Service/Resume Providers
I understand that CDI provides links on their website to other companies and organizations, including through their Find a Career Professional database and submission tools. I do not hold CDI responsible, directly or indirectly for any damages or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services they offer. I agree to read carefully read the terms and conditions of any thirdparty website.
Ethics and Standards of Participation in CDI (Membership, Blog, Forum, etc.)
CDI was founded in the year 2000 and has been growing ever since as a company which hosts a community of like-minded industry professionals who want to be better at what they do, from providing career and resume services to growing their businesses. I accept that as a member and/or site user, I am expected to be friendly, open, and ethical, and should emulate CDI leadership in maintaining high professional standards and lifelong learning. Further, I recognize that this behavior extends to my relationship with CDI. I pledge to treat the organization and its resources with respect, and to refrain from disparaging CDI or its leadership in any way.
I understand that CDI has a zero tolerance policy for slander, abuse, or flaming by a member on any member discussion board or forum, public blog, or other group. I accept that this behavior on my behalf can result in the revocation of my membership. I also understand that CDI reserves the right to remove any posting or statement or comment by me on this site which CDI deems in its discretion to be either offensive, libelous, disparaging, disrespectful, and/or contrary to CDI’s policies.
I further understand that CDI is not a legal body and makes no claims or offers of arbitration or legal actions between individuals in the industry or their customers. I recognize that CDI is specifically a privately owned membership-based business that is focused 100% on furnishing training, consultancy, certifications, growth opportunities, and educational tools and resources that will help me expand my qualifications and grow my business.
Reuse of CDI Content Policy
I understand that any resources I access through CDI and Laura DeCarlo (including but not limited to all existing and future public and member’s only resources, courses, certifications, live events, public appearances, and group or individual coaching and consulting programs) are to be used in my work solely with job seekers or individual persons who are or will be conducting personal career management activities. I may also use the business tools and resources to start, build and grow my own job seeker-facing practice.
I understand that I have no rights to reuse or adapt CDI marketing or website content in any capacity as it is considered trademarked by Laura DeCarlo and CDI.
I understand that without written permission from CDI / Laura DeCarlo that I am strictly prohibited from giving away, sharing, or selling any and all of these resources and knowledge gained from CDI and/or Laura DeCarlo with those currently offering, planning to offer, or considering offering any career or resume writing services. These include but are not limited to resume writers, career coaches, outplacement practitioners, job search coaches, interview coaches, placement professionals, transition assistance professionals, university and other career service center professionals, recruiters, career counselors, and anyone who is considering or interested in starting a career services or resume writing business.
Any and all legal action necessary will be taken to prosecute someone not in compliance with these policies. This can include cancellation of any existing memberships or course access.
By making this purchase I agree that I have read over any rules and guidelines detailed on the webpage of the item or service being purchased.
I understand that CDI holds a firm no refund policy after registration for a product, service, program, award competition, or membership. Failure to use or complete use of the purchase is at my discretion and I will not hold CDI accountable.
I understand that membership is a prerequisite for any course, certification, or award competition purchase. If my membership should lapse and I choose not to renew, I understand that I will not be able to complete my course, remain entered in the competition, or earn my certification with CDI unless membership is reinstated. I further understand that all course registrations are good for one year, unless my membership should expire before that time and I choose not to renew.
I understand that I am bound by the renewal requirements listed in the website descriptions of any course I might purchase. If I do not meet these renewal requirements, I understand that I will be required to stop using the credential and cease using the logo or name. Further, I understand that if my membership lapses while a credential is still current, CDI reserves the right to remove me from the site listing of individuals having earned said credential.
For annual membership, I understand that this is a prepaid, non-refundable subscription that automatically renews on my annual bill date at my current rate of annual membership. I recognize that if I purchase during a mega membership sale for a membership reduced below $267 US, that my recurring annual billing will be at the prevailing sale rate at that time. I understand that if any other increase in the annual price is to take place that I will be given advance notice. I understand that I can cancel at any time but must give four business days of notice prior to auto-renewal to avoid an annual recurring charge. If I choose to cancel, I will have access to my account through the next bill date but will not receive a refund for any unused time. I understand that my cancelled subscription will not auto-renew.
For monthly membership, I understand that this is a prepaid, non-refundable subscription that automatically renews every 30 days or on my monthly bill date. I understand that if any other increase in the monthly price is to take place that I will be given advance notice. I understand that I can cancel at any time but must give four business days of notice prior to auto-renewal to avoid an annual recurring charge. If I choose to cancel, I will have access to my account through the next bill date but will not receive a refund for any unused time. I understand that my cancelled subscription will not auto-renew.
Annual Conference (Summit) Refund Policy
I understand that in the case of cancellation, payment plan fee will not be refunded.
I accept that if I do cancel all discounted memberships and membership renewals purchased in conjunction with conference registration will revert to full price upon the cancellation of registration.
I understand that conference cancellations received before June 1st of the event year will be refunded minus a $75.00 cancellation fee. That those received between June 2nd and August 31st of the event year will receive a 50% refund. (For 50% refunds, in the case of payment plans, it is based on the total cost of registration, not on refunding 50% of the funds that have been paid to-date). I also understand that no refunds will be issued for no shows or cancellations after September 1st of the event year.
In the event that I sell or give away my registration to a third party in lieu of cancellation, I understand that an additional $75 administrative fee will be incurred.
I understand that there are no exceptions made to these policies.
General Refund Policy
I understand that CDI does not issue refunds for membership, certification, courses, or products. Special policies apply to pre-registration for annual conferences (see above).
With CDI I understand that I will have access to thousands of dollars worth of resources, tools, and benefits. I accept that once I am granted access to this wealth of material, refunds will not be issued regardless of how much time is left in my membership, product, program, or service.
I acknowledge that should I decide for whatever reason that membership is no longer desired I will contact CDI at email@example.com to discontinue my access.
Certification and Credential Policy
I understand that all listed requirements of a CDI certification, its renewal, and CDI membership standards must be maintained in order to retain a CDI credential. I acknowledge that CDI reserves the right to revoke a credential for any of the following: my renewal requirements are not maintained and completed within required timelines; my membership lapses due to non-renewal; I am found guilty in a court of law for a grievance within the industry (unprofessional, unethical, unlawful conduct and/or business practices).
I understand that all CDI paid award programs, included but not limited to the Toast of the Resume Industry, Career Innovator, and World’s Best Resume, require that I be a CDI member in good standing to register, be nominated, or to be awarded a win. I understand that should I choose to close my membership with CDI prior to a nomination or win announcement, my entry will be removed from consideration.
Photo / Video / Testimonial Release
I hereby grant permission, without reservation, to use my written and verbal testimonials, name, voice, and/or photographs and/or video of me taken through participation in regular and specialty association events, in original or modified form in all media now or hereafter known, with or without my name or information about me, for promotion, public education, and furthering of CDI’s mission. I release and discharge CDI, it’s volunteers, staff, and all its photographers, videographers, agents, successors, and assignees from any and all claims arising out of use of the above mentioned materials. I waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.
I understand that recording and photography take place in live CDI events (online, in person, phone). if I register to attend such an event and do not grant this permission, I must notify CDI in writing at least 14 days prior to an event.
Assignment of Rights
I understand that CDI encourages its members to participate in the creation and development of creative and useful works of authorship in connection with membership.
I recognize that I may choose to create and develop, or participate in the creation and development of and otherwise make contributions to, works of authorship that are subject to copyright protection by CDI. I hereby agree that all such works of authorship created or contributed, in whole or in part, by myself shall be considered specially commissioned works of CDI and shall be owned by CDI.
I accept that I hereby assign and agree to assign to CDI ownership of all right, title and interest in and to all such works, including ownership of the entire copyrights in the works and all rights associated with the copyrights. I also expressly waive any and all rights of attribution and integrity with respect to CDI’s use of the works except where written agreement has been entered into with CDI.
I further recognize that CDI strives to champion continuous, ongoing recognition for its members and that as a contributor I will always receive attribution in some form that has been made clear to me up front.
Right to Refuse Service and Access
I understand that CDI reserves the right to refuse services such as membership or advertising with companies or individuals, as well as access to this website. I accept that no reason must be provided upon refusal.
Additional Ethics and Standards of Participation in CDI for Affiliate Advertising Members Only
I understand in purchasing an affiliate membership in CDI that I am pending approval. I will be able to access all regular member benefits during the short period of evaluation. Should I not be approved as an affiliate I will receive a full refund unless I opt for a price adjustment and partial refund to maintain regular membership at its current price.
I understand that CDI defines affiliate members as manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers of products and services relating directly to career service providers (resume writers and career coaches), small business career industry entrepreneurs, and/or job seekers, domestically and/or internationally. CDI reserves the right to deny any company for affiliate membership.
I understand that once approved as an affiliate member my goals and behavior must be consistent in adhering to all of CDI’s standards as listed in this full agreement.
I understand that my membership will last for 12 months from date of approval of my affiliate membership. I promise to respond in a timely manner (no more than 3 days) to any clarifying questions CDI may have on the nature of my products and services during this evaluation process.
I understand that direct selling during CDI functions or through CDI chat, member e-list groups, blogs, forums, and WIKIs is prohibited.
I understand that affiliate members are granted advertising and promotional opportunities with CDI.I accept that no advertising or promotions performed by CDI on the behalf of myself as an affiliate member constitutes an endorsement by CDI for myself or my products/services. Further, I recognize that such advertising with CDI does not constitute any kind of a guarantee or promise from CDI that business will be gained as a result of said membership. I accept that CDI takes no responsibility for the outcome of affiliate member advertising and marketing.
I further understand that affiliate membership does not imply any exclusivity of service to CDI members. Similar or same products or services from other companies or individuals may or may not be included as affiliate members in CDI’s service provider B2B program in the future. There is no implied or stated non-compete agreement or understanding that is included with affiliate membership.
I understand that I am responsible for creating my own text-based ads and writing my own content for my affiliate web page listing. I agree that CDI is not responsible for any errors or inconsistencies received in original content and web links from me and that CDI will publish all content as provided unless it is inappropriate or profane.
I understand that I am responsible for providing a high-quality JPEG, GIF, or PNG image logo or product image. That rectangular images should be 200 x 100 pixels and square images should be 200×200 pixels. I agree that CDI will publish what is provided and is not responsible for images that are provided by me that may be of a lower quality or size that does not reproduce clearly.
I understand that if I do not renew within 30 days of membership expiration that my affiliate ad page will be removed from CDI’s website and any priority placement I had will be lost for future membership.
I recognize that affiliate membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable except when affiliate membership is denied by CDI. My failure to actively turn in content for ads and website listing will not result in a refund or extension.
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