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Welcome to the Terms of Use ("Terms of Use") for the Opportunity Group.com Web site and services powered by Opportunity Group, Inc.. ("Opportunity Group"). These Terms of Use describe the terms and conditions under which persons seeking employment opportunities or any other individuals or entities accessing this Web site ("you" or "User") may access and use the Opportunity Group.com Web site and services.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, do not use the Opportunity Group.com Web site and services. By using the Opportunity Group.com Web site or any of its services, you are indicating your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

You may contact us at opportunitygroup@opportunitygroup.com or call 616.846.4600 for more information.

Opportunity Group may revise these Terms of Use at any time by posting the amended terms and/or conditions on the Opportunity Group.com Web site. Any such amended terms and/or conditions shall automatically be effective when they are posted on this Web site. You should review these Terms of Use periodically because they are binding on you when you are accessing or using the Opportunity Group.com Web site and services. These Terms of Use were last revised on January 21, 2004.

1. Eligibility for Use
  Opportunity Group's services are available only to individuals or entities that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services. Opportunity Group may refuse our services to anyone at any time, in our sole discretion.
   
2. Use of Material
  Opportunity Group authorizes the User to view and temporarily download a single copy of the materials (including but not limited to documents, text, logos, HTML code, graphics, button icons, sounds, audio clips, images, software and other items) that are made available by Opportunity Group on this site (the "Materials") solely for your personal, non-commercial use.

All Materials included on this site are the property of Opportunity Group or its content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Materials on this site is the exclusive property of Opportunity Group and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Opportunity Group or its software or content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Other than temporary downloads as necessary to access this site (which will only be stored as long as is necessary for such access), the Materials on this site may not be copied, distributed, downloaded, transmitted, modified, posted, published, reproduced, reused, republished, reposted, uploaded, displayed, sold, publicly performed or otherwise used without the express written permission of Opportunity Group. The use of the Materials on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment is prohibited.


"Opportunity Group.com," "Opportunity Group," and certain other service marks, slogans, graphics, logos, and service names that are displayed on this Web site are trademarks of Opportunity Group and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not owned by Opportunity Group, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Opportunity Group's clients or customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Opportunity Group. All other product and service marks contained on this Web site are the trademarks of their respective owners.
In addition to violating these Terms of Use, unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright, trademark, patent and other laws.
   
3. Permitted Use of Web Site
  This Web site and the Materials included on this site (collectively, the "Site") may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals, such as the User, seeking employment and career information and entities seeking candidates for employment. You represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms of Use. It is the User's responsibility to ensure that your use of the Site complies with these Terms of Use and to seek prior, express written permission from Opportunity Group for any uses not permitted or not expressly specified in these Terms of Use.
   
4. Prohibited Uses of Web Site
  In connection with your use of the Site, you will not:
  1. Post, transmit, distribute, store, upload, or destroy material (i) in violation of any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation, or (ii) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others.
     
  2. Post or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity.
     
  3. Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation a Opportunity Group employee or agent, an authorized user of the Site, a job applicant, or an employer, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
     
  4. Post or transmit any Content that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements).
     
  5. Post any incomplete, false, or inaccurate information or information that is not your own for use in seeking employment on a full-time or part-time basis on your own behalf.
     
  6. Respond to any employment opportunity on the Site for any reason other than to apply for the particular job. Communications soliciting an employer's business by competitors of Opportunity Group are prohibited.
     
  7. Delete or modify any material posted by any other person or entity.
     
  8. Print out or otherwise copy or use any personally identifiable information about candidates for employment other than you.
     
  9. Communicate, send, or place unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or other contacts to posting individuals and entities.
     
  10. Register an e-mail address which you do not own or do not have the express permission of the owner to register.
     
  11. Violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the Site, including, without limitation:
     
    • Accessing data not intended for the User or logging into or otherwise accessing a server or account which the User is not authorized to access;
       
    • Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
       
    • Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, submitting a virus or corrupted data to the Site, overloading, continuous posting of repetitive text, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing";
       
    • Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the content or software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site;
       
    • Sending unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, e-mail, "junk mail", "chain letters", or any other form of solicitation; or
       
    • Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting.

Violations of Site, system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Opportunity Group will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
 

   
5. User Information
  When you post your resume or apply online for a job on the Site, or when you sign up to use certain services, enter into a contest or promotion, or complete a survey for internal research, Opportunity Group collects some personal information. Information that may be collected includes name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. In addition to the terms of the Privacy Statement for this Site, which are incorporated herein by reference, you understand and agree that Opportunity Group and its affiliates and agents may access, use, and store this information indefinitely and may collect and process the information in one or more databases maintained directly or indirectly by Opportunity Group. In addition, you understand and agree that Opportunity Group may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your application as well as other aggregate information collected about users of this Site, including without limitation the pages users visit most frequently, the services users access the most, and the links to Opportunity Group's partners that users most often visit.

Opportunity Group will not knowingly disclose to any third party your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant or where Opportunity Group believes in good faith that the law requires such disclosure. Opportunity Group uses its best efforts to protect your personal information. However, you understand and agree that Opportunity Group is not responsible or liable for the acquisition of your personal information by third parties without Opportunity Group's knowledge and Opportunity Group has no control over anything that occurs on servers not controlled by Opportunity Group. Further, to the extent that you include your personal information (including e-mail address) on any resume you submit or post to the Site, Opportunity Group cannot control the use of such information by third-party clients of Opportunity Group that obtain your resume from Opportunity Group.


When you post your resume or apply online for a job on the Site, you may be offered the option to receive newsletters directly from Opportunity Group via e-mail. You will have the ability to discontinue receiving such newsletters via a link within the body of each e-mail message you receive from Opportunity Group or by contacting us any time at opportunitygroup@opportunitygroup.com.

Please see Opportunity Group's Privacy Policy on this Site for further details regarding your information.
 
   
6. User Communications
  You understand and agree that in the event you communicate any information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions or other items to Opportunity Group regarding Opportunity Group, the Site, or the services offered on the Site, any such communication shall be deemed not to be confidential and shall become the property of Opportunity Group, and Opportunity Group shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such communication to others, without limitation. You further understand and agree that Opportunity Group shall also have the unrestricted right to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, software, documentation, diagrams, drawings, schematics or techniques contained in your communication in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products or providing services.
   
7. User Submissions
  As a user of the Site, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Opportunity Group does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted by any user or endorse any opinions expressed by any user. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

Opportunity Group has no obligation to screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by any user. If notified by a user of communications that allegedly do not conform to these Terms of Use, Opportunity Group may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. Opportunity Group is not liable or responsible to any user for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Opportunity Group reserves the right to expel any user and prevent their further access to the Site for violating these Terms of Use or any law, and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive.

You understand and agree that by submitting Content to any public area of the Site, including any message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant Opportunity Group and its affiliates the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any user to access, display, view, store and reproduce such Content for personal use.
   
8. Resumes
  You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content, and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein submitted, uploaded, or otherwise posted by you on the Site. You further understand and agree that by doing so, your resume may be forwarded, transmitted, or ported to third-party clients of Opportunity Group (which may include recruiters and placement consultants). Opportunity Group uses its best efforts to grant access to your resume only to such clients. However, you understand and agree that Opportunity Group is not responsible or liable if some other third party evades security measures and gains access to your resume. You may request that your resume not be forwarded at any time. You understand and agree, however, that Opportunity Group's clients who received your resume may have retained a copy of your resume in their own files or databases. Opportunity Group is not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in such instances.
   
9. No Opportunity Group Liability
  The Site and the Materials may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Opportunity Group makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Site or the Materials, and use of the Site and the Materials is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Site and may be made at any time by Opportunity Group.

You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through this Site, including without limitation, the risks of physical harm, dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons, or people acting under false pretenses. Opportunity Group cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be.

Employment opportunity postings and listings, are the sole responsibility of the entities associated with such postings and listings, which are third-party clients of Opportunity Group. User acknowledges and agrees that Opportunity Group makes no representations about and does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness, or timeliness of such postings, including without limitation the existence and availability of any such employment opportunities and the accuracy and truthfulness of any listed employment opportunity descriptions and salaries.

Opportunity Group is not to be considered an employer with respect to your use of the Site and Opportunity Group shall not be responsible for any employment decisions made, for whatever reason, by any entity posting employment opportunities or other information on the Site. In addition, nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed to guarantee employment for any user for any particular period of time. Further, User acknowledges and agrees that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between User and Opportunity Group as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site.
   
10. Employability
  In the event that User obtains an offer for employment from Opportunity Group or a Opportunity Group third-party client through use of this Site, User may be required as conditions of employment to:

(i) Provide certain information to the potential employer, including without limitation a job application, I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, W-4 form, and forms related to benefit selection; and

(ii) Authorize the potential employer to verify to its satisfaction certain background information, including without limitation personal employment history, credit history, and criminal background.
   
11. Third-Party Products
  THIS SITE CONTAINS THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. THE MENTION OF THIRD PARTIES AND/OR INCLUSION OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IS NEITHER A RECOMMENDATION NOR AN ENDORSEMENT OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES OR THEIR PRODUCTS. ALL THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS MUST BE ORDERED DIRECTLY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND ALL LICENSES AND WARRANTIES RELATING TO SUCH THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS, IF ANY, ARE BETWEEN YOU AND SUCH THIRD PARTY. Opportunity Group IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENTS OR ACCURACY OF MATERIALS OR DATA CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
   
12. Links to Third-Party Sites
  THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES. THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED SOLELY AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY SUCH LINK TO A THIRD-PARTY SITE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY Opportunity Group OF SUCH THIRD-PARTY SITE OR THE CONTENTS THEREOF. Opportunity Group IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN SUCH LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENTS OR ACCURACY OF MATERIALS ON SUCH THIRD-PARTY SITES. IF YOU DECIDE TO ACCESS LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
   
13. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
  YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY Opportunity Group, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL MODIFY THE FOREGOING OR CREATE ANY WARRANTY. Opportunity Group EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTABLE OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIALS ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SYSTEM IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU SHALL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RECOURSE AGAINST Opportunity Group AS THE SYSTEM PROVIDER FOR ANY ALLEGED OR ACTUAL INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IN ANYTHING YOU POST ON THIS SITE. Opportunity Group MAKES NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN ANY EMPLOYMENT VIA THIS SITE, NOR ANY WARRANTIES ABOUT (AND TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR) ANY EMPLOYMENT YOU MAY OBTAIN.  


Opportunity Group DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, DATA, APPARATUS, PRODUCT, SOFTWARE OR PROCESS USED OR DISCLOSED ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL Opportunity Group BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE IT (OR ANY LINKED SITES), OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE, THE INTERNET GENERALLY OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF Opportunity Group HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.


BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN Opportunity Group's MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.
   
14. Termination
  Opportunity Group reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including without limitation, deletion of your postings from this Site or immediate termination of your ability to access the Site and/or any other service provided to you by Opportunity Group, upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use or if Opportunity Group is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to this Site.
   
15. Indemnity
  User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Opportunity Group, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site or the Materials or your breach of these Terms of Use. Opportunity Group shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
   
16. Other Agreements With Opportunity Group
  The terms and conditions of these Terms of Use are in addition to and do not supersede any other binding agreements between the User and Opportunity Group.
   
17. General
  This site is controlled and operated by Opportunity Group from its offices within the state of Michigan, United States of America. Opportunity Group makes no representation that the Site or the Materials are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions, and access to them from jurisdictions where its contents are illegal or prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other jurisdictions do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the Site or the Materials shall be governed by the substantive laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws, and without reference to the 1980 United Nations Convention On The International Sale Of Goods. User and Opportunity Group hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action or dispute arising under these Terms Of Use in the state or federal courts located in Ottawa County, Michigan, U.S.A. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in a particular "Legal Notice," software license, or additional terms of use on particular pages or services on the Site or linked to the site, to which you agree to be bound, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Opportunity Group with respect to the use of the Site. No changes to these Terms of Use shall be made except by a revised posting on this page. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in the Materials or on this Site confers or is to be construed as conferring, whether by implication, or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other right of Opportunity Group or any third party. Any and all rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Opportunity Group.
 
 
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