Terms of Service
Welcome to pandaloop.com, a web site operated by Pandaloop Incorporated, a Canadian corporation with business number 83231 5915 RT0001 (the “Site”, “our”, “we” or “us”). This document explains the terms and conditions for using our Site (the "Agreement"). By using our Site, you consent to this Agreement and any new version of it posted since your last visit. If the Agreement is not acceptable, then please do not use our Site. This Agreement was last updated on: March 1st, 2011.
Your Account and Password
Some areas of the Site require you to register as a member. A user name and password will be assigned by us or chosen by you.
When you register as a new teacher, you represent that you are at least 18 years old and that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, your registration information is truthful, accurate and complete. Your account will continue until such time you choose to delete it or we choose to delete it because it has been dormant for more than 3 years.
When you register as a new employer or recruiter, a Master Account is set up for you. Each Master Account may have an unlimited number of Sub-Accounts registered. When you register your Master Account, you represent that you are a legitamate ESL teacher employer or recruiter and that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, your registration information is truthful, accurate and complete. Each Sub-Account will continue only for so long as the Master Account remains registered.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and for activities occurring under your Master Account and each Sub-Account. Be sure to change your password promptly and notify us if you believe your account is being accessed by others. Users may not loan their accounts or passwords to others.
Using Our Content & Site
Our Proprietary Rights
Our Site contains an assortment of information, data, software, images, video clips, music, links, logos and other material ("Content") that are the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property of the owners of this Site or third party suppliers. The Content in this Site is copyrighted individually and as a collective work. All rights are reserved. The name "pandaloop.com" and other names appearing herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the Site or the respective third party owners. You will ensure that all copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices appearing on any Content remain intact and legible. All licenses are non-exclusive.
Linking to Our Site
You may not display our Content within a frame or border, or "deep link" or harvest Content located below our top-most URL. You will not link to our Site or Content in a manner that suggests an endorsement or affiliation between our sites. You will remove any link to our Site that we find objectionable promptly upon request.
Our Remote Software Applications
Our Site offers users the ability to license and make remote use of software applications and components operated from our servers. Your use of any remotely hosted software application will be governed by the license agreement accompanying such "Remote Hosted Application." In the absence of any such terms, and subject to your payment of any applicable fees, you are granted a personal, revocable, non-transferable license to access remotely and use the Remote Hosted Application from your computer to process your own data in support of your own personal or internal business processes. A Remote Hosted Application designated by our Site as an active "web site component" may be incorporated as an integral feature of your web site and made available to users of your site. Unless expressly authorized, you may not charge a separate fee for making Remote Hosted Applications available to others. Unless you are expressly authorized to "private label" a Remote Hosted Application, you should ensure the feature is properly designated as originating from our Site. Except as stated in a separate agreement, Remote Software Applications licenses are revocable, non-transferable and provided "AS-IS" and "AS AVAILABLE".
Reservation of Rights
All content, communications, software applications, digital products, updates and features of this Site are copyrighted by the Site, its owners, suppliers or other third parties. We reserve all rights not specifically granted to you. This means permission to use the Site and related intellectual property rights will be narrowly interpreted by a court in our favor. Except as specifically authorized in this Agreement, you may not store, copy, reproduce, adapt, reformat, create derivative works of, transmit, disseminate, publicly display or perform any copyrighted material from this Site. You may not reverse engineer our Site or any software obtained from it to discover its underlying design or inner workings (and you will hold in confidence for our benefit alone anything discovered in violation of this provision). If you infringe our intellectual property rights or exceed the scope of permitted use of this Agreement, you agree that we could be irreparably injured and may obtain a court order without necessity of posting bond to enjoin you from further mischief.
Business Profile Directory
Our business profile directory offers information about ESL employers and recruiters. All business information, descriptions, reviews, comments, etc. contained in our business profile directory are provided in good faith but on an "AS-IS" basis. All user provided content is subject to our approval and acceptance based on the criteria outlined in the following section.
Your Content & Submissions
Your Public Messages
Our Site includes certain interactive features that allow users to post, transmit and receive messages or content on user profiles, resumes, job posts, messages, reviews, comments, or other online channels ("Communications"). We do not prescreen or editorially control Communications on our Site. We reserve the right (but do not assume the responsibility) to block or remove any Communications brought to our attention which we consider in violation of this Agreement or detrimental to the Site or to any person.
Permission to Publish
Our Site does not claim ownership in the content of your Communications. If you make Communications, you irrevocably grant our Site (and any affiliates and sublicensees) the worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable right and license to store, copy, reproduce, adapt, reformat, create derivative works of, transmit, disseminate, publicly display and perform such Communications through the Site and to make such incidental and additional uses as may be needed to operate the Site and any affiliated sites through any media or technology now known or hereafter created. You irrevocably grant us the right to obtain a copyright in the compilation of Communications on the Site generally, including your own Communications.
You will not upload, store or disseminate any Content or make any Communications which violate or infringe the intellectual property or privacy rights of any person or which a reasonable person would consider misleading, inaccurate, harmful, abusive, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, which are defamatory or harassing, or which violate or encourage others to violate this Agreement or any applicable law. You will not upload or transmit pornographic or obscene images or files, and you will not impersonate our personnel or disrupt the orderly operation of the Site. You will not use the Site to violate any applicable law, including domestic or foreign securities laws or regulations. In order to protect itself, the Site may without liability actively cooperate with and furnish identifying and supporting information to any person likely to be harmed or affected by your violation of this Agreement and to law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation. You also agree not to make any Communication that encourages users to terminate their use of the Site or to use a competitor's service.
You will not use our Site to make any Communications which are unsolicited bulk advertising or promotional messages ("spam"), so-called "chain letters," pyramid schemes, or make Communications of a promotional nature other than through channels authorized by the Site. You may not harvest email addresses or instant messaging identifiers. Because the damage incurred by us in connection with spam campaigns may be difficult to ascertain, you agree to pay liquidated damages of USD $3.00 per individual recipient of spam messages transmitted in your name if you knowingly cause spam to be sent.
Applicable Charges & Payment
Some features of our Site may require the payment of a subscription-based fee or other charge. For subscription-based features, you agree not to allow your Account, Master Account or any Sub-Accounts to be used by other persons that do not have an account. We require timely payment of all published fees and charges by the Account holder. If you fail to pay applicable fees or charges when due, we may suspend or terminate your accounts and access to services or features. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all charges are payable in United States dollars by Paypal. Chargebacks will result in immediate account suspension and removal of all job posts and other forms of advertising. The outstanding amounts will be considered late payments. Late payments are subject to costs of collection (including legal fees of 17.5% pre-filing, or 35% if formal proceedings are filed) and shall bear interest at a rate equal to the lesser of one (2) percent per month or the highest rate permitted by law. All sales are final and no refunds are permitted.
Third Party Links and Advertisers
Content, goods or services may be offered by third parties through hotlinks or advertisements contained on our Site or through private-branded areas that are controlled by third party providers. These are offered as a convenience to you. We have no control over and do not endorse third party content, goods or services. We act as a distributor and not as a republisher of third party content and as an advertising channel for third party goods and services. Third party providers may change, add or discontinue their content or offerings at any time without notice. They may impose additional or different conditions on your use of their content or services (please read any additional terms that may be posted by such providers). WE DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES REGARDING CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES YOU OBTAIN FROM THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS. YOU WILL LOOK SOLELY TO THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDER FOR ALL CLAIMS REGARDING SUCH MATTERS.
If you reside in California, you waive the protection of California Civil Code Section 1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of information from users and we store certain kinds of sensitive information in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our Site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
Online Job Applications
Our Site acts as a venue for employers and recruiters to post job opportunities and candidates to post resumes and is not able to screen or censor all the listings offered. We are not involved in the actual transaction between employers, recruiters and candidates. As a result, pandaloop.com has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers or recruiters to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through our Site.
Warranties & Liabilities
THIS SITE (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, COMMUNICATIONS, FEATURES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES) MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES, ERRORS AND DEFECTS AND IS PROVIDED AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE DISCLAIMED. THE SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISRUPTION OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS, CONTENT OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO WITH THE SITE. THE SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARASSING, DEFAMATORY, ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES, OR FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BY THIRD PARTIES.
Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THIS SITE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID TO IT BY YOU DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO YOUR CLAIM. IN NO EVENT IS THE SITE LIABLE WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST SAVINGS, LOST PROFIT, LOST GOODWILL, LOST OR CORRUPTED DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) EVEN IF NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH POSSIBILITY. THIS LIMITATION IS A MATERIAL CONDITION TO THIS AGREEMENT, IS COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE AND HAS BEEN FACTORED INTO THE AGREEMENT AS A WHOLE. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS LIMITATION IS INDEPENDENT OF REMEDY LIMITS.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Site and its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, advisers and consultants, from and against any claims, actions, demands, liability, damages (including legal and professional fees) asserted by any third party and arising from your use of the Site, your conduct, content, communications, alleged infringement of third party intellectual property or privacy rights, or violation of this Agreement.
Limitation of Remedies
You agree that if the Site breaches this Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to terminate this Agreement and your relationship with the Site. This applies regardless of whether the remedy fails of its essential purpose.
THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, LIABILITY LIMITS, INDEMNITIES AND RESERVATION OF RIGHTS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT PROTECT THE SITE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, AGENTS, CONSULTANTS, ADVISERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISERS, DISTRIBUTORS, RESELLERS, SUPPLIERS, PUBLISHERS AND PROMOTERS.
The Site is not responsible for any delay or failure in performance of the Site in whole or in part for any reason including, without limitation: fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, civil disturbances, disruption of telecommunications, transportation, utilities, services or supplies, governmental action, computer viruses, corruption of data, hacker attack, incompatible or defective equipment, software or services or otherwise. Nothing herein enlarges any warranty or diminishes any disclaimer under this Agreement.
If you violate or exceed the scope of this Agreement or infringe our proprietary rights, you agree we would be irreparably harmed and may (in addition to other relief and without having to post bond) obtain a court order enjoining you from further mischief.
THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES. YOU AGREE TO INITIATE AND MAINTAIN ANY LEGAL ACTION IN SUCH DESIGNATED JURISDICTION AND IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE THEREIN. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH YOUR OWN LOCAL LAWS, WHICH MAY VARY WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR PEOPLE (e.g., MINORS). You agree that U.S. District Courts can hear cases involving copyright issues between us. Since we make no warranties and have limited our liabilities, you should have little reason to have a grievance with us. Should you nevertheless bring legal action against us, you irrevocably agree it will be brought and maintained on an individual basis (and not consolidated with similar cases) within one (1) year after the claim arises or be barred. As disincentive for unwarranted litigation, you agree that if you sue us and don't win on the merits, you will pay our defense costs, including reasonable legal fees for in-house and outside counsel. If we are required to enforce this Agreement or our rights, you irrevocably accept legal notices and papers by electronic mail at your last known email address (we would also attempt to send you a backup copy by regular mail).
Technology & Data Transfer
The transport of technology, technical data and information across national boundaries is regulated by the U.S. and certain foreign governments. You agree not to directly or indirectly export or re-export any information, software or technology obtained from or through the Site that requires an export license or governmental approval without first obtaining that license or approval. This provision will survive termination of our Agreement.
European Union Residents
If you reside in the European Union (EU) or if any transfer of information between you and our Site is governed by the European Union Data Protection Directive or national laws implementing that Directive, then you consent to the transfer of such information outside of the European Union to your country and to such other countries as may be contemplated by the features and activities provided by the Site.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights
To the extent used by U.S. government personnel: this is a computer data base that constitutes restricted computer software and is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in the Commercial Computer Software clause at DFARS 227.7202-3 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software- Restricted Rights clause at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. Contractor is Pandaloop Incorporated, a Canadian corporation with business number 83231 5915 RT0001.
Relationship of Parties
There are no third party beneficiaries of this Agreement. The parties are independent to one another and are not related by franchise, partnership, employment, joint venture or otherwise. This Site is not a party to any transaction between you and any third party advertisers or suppliers. You will look solely to the third party for all claims regarding their goods, services or information.
Right to Rely on Instructions
The Site may act in reliance upon any instruction, information, document, filing, name, email address or user password that meets the Site's automated criteria or which is believed by the Site's personnel to be genuine. For any password protected areas, the Site may assume a person entering a user name address and associated password is, in fact, that user or is authorized by that user to act on its behalf. The Site may assume the latest email addresses and registration information on file with the Site are accurate and current. When programmed to do so, the Site may take prescribed actions in the absence of receiving proper and complete contrary instructions.
Changes to Site
We reserve the right to modify, change or discontinue the Site or any feature at any time without notice. You agree that the Site is not liable to you or to any third party as a result of any such action. We invite users to make suggestions for ways that the Site can be improved. If you make a suggestion, you authorize us to use the idea and to publish your name in connection with the submission. We do not pay compensation for using submissions.
Either party may terminate this Agreement in their sole discretion, at any time with or without cause and regardless of the stated registration period otherwise applicable. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate operation of this Site, or any feature of this Site, at any time without notice. Protections afforded to us and to third parties by this Agreement will survive termination. If this Agreement is suspended or terminated as a result of unauthorized use or infringement of rights to Content obtained from the System, you agree that upon request, you will destroy all copies of such Content in your possession or under your control.
Notice to California Residents
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information.
Current rates for using the Site may be obtained on the Site on the pricing page. The Site reserves the right to change fees, surcharges or to institute new fees at any time, as provided in this Agreement.
The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Service of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1020 North Street, Suite 501, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254.
This document reflects our entire and exclusive agreement and supersedes all other agreements regarding this subject matter, whether written or verbal. We reserve the right to change this Agreement at any time by posting a new version on the Site. Your continued use of this Site after the effective date of such amendment will constitute your acceptance of it. Any other amendment to this Agreement shall be in a pen-and-ink signed writing, regardless of any course of performance or trade practice between us. This electronic document or a hardcopy duplicate in good form shall be considered an original document admissible into evidence unless the document's authenticity is genuinely placed in question. We reserve the right to assign this Agreement or delegate responsibility to any third party, including a party acquiring any of our operating assets or ownership interests. All licenses or permissions granted to you by this Agreement are personal in nature and may not be assigned, sublicensed or otherwise transferred and any attempt to the contrary is void. Any provision of this Agreement found by a court to be illegal or unenforceable shall automatically be deemed conformed to the minimum requirements of law and shall thereupon be given full force and effect as so modified. Waiver of a provision in one instance shall not preclude our enforcement of it on future occasions. Headings are for reference purposes only and have no substantive effect.
Notice of Copyright Infringement Procedures
If you believe content on our Site infringes your copyrighted work and you want the Site to take down the offending material, you will need to complete the following Notice of Copyright Infringement and mail or email it to our Registered Agent (do not use this procedure for any other kind of communication):
Mail or email it to us:
15794 Tulip Drive, Surrey, BC, Canada, V4A 1Y1
Notice of Copyright Infringement
I certify under the penalty of perjury that I own or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work identified below. I believe in good faith that the copyrighted work has been used on your Site without authorization by the owner, its agents or according to law. I ask that you remove or block access to the infringing material.
Name of Copyright Owner:
Description of Copyrighted Work:
Description of Infringing Material:
Location of Infringing Material:
I can be contacted as follows:
I certify under the penalties of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my information, knowledge and belief.