Knowledge Compass Site Terms of Use

Last updated on May 26, 2019

This Terms of Use (Terms) applies to the site (s) and mobile applications (together, “sites”) provided by The Knowledge Compass Inc. (Knowledge Compass), a company headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.

By using the sites or downloading materials from the sites, you hereby agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use. In the event of you not agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are requested by Knowledge Compass not to use the site or download materials.

For an explanation of Knowledge Compass practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users’ information, please read the Knowledge Compass Privacy Policy.

Knowledge Compass reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter and update these Terms from time to time. We therefore invite you to review the current version of the Terms each time you return to our sites.

The information provided on this site is provided free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and Knowledge Compass. Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by Knowledge Compass. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and Knowledge Compass takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service.

Any use you make of the information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.

Copyrights

All content and functionality on the site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof, in addition to any concepts, know-how, tools, frameworks, software, or other technology, algorithms, models, processes, and industry insights underlying or embedded in the foregoing, along with any enhancements to or derivative works thereof (the “site content”) is the exclusive property of Knowledge Compass and/or its licensors and, to the extent applicable, is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Neither the site content nor functionality of the site, may be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse engineered, altered (including the removal or disabling of any security or technological safeguards, disclaimers, or legends) uploaded, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without our written permission, except for those uses specified in the use of site content section. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, “Trademarks”) displayed on the site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of Knowledge Compass and/or its licensors. You agree that, except as expressly permitted by us (e.g., through social media sharing tools provided on the site) or by our licensors, where applicable, you will not refer to or attribute any information to Knowledge Compass or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, sites, or public social media) for advertising or promotion and marketing purposes, or informing or influencing any third-party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, Knowledge Compass and/or its licensors.

Content 

Knowledge Compass hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the site content on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the site content in any way (including creating derivative works thereof), that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the site content, and that you otherwise comply with these Terms.

You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the site content without Knowledge Compass prior written consent. In addition, you may not mirror the site content or any portion thereof without Knowledge Compass express written consent. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting directly or indirectly, or by implication any license or right to use any Knowledge Compass intellectual property other than as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section terminates automatically and immediately if you do not comply with these Terms.

Postings

Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.

You acknowledge and agree that Knowledge Compass shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the site in postings, forums or message boards, questionnaire, survey responses, and otherwise, and you acknowledge and agree that, by providing us any such submission, you automatically grant, and hereby do grant, to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify and otherwise exploit such submission for any purpose, and in any form or media, not prohibited by applicable law.

In addition, you hereby waive all claims against Knowledge Compass for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with Knowledge Compass use and publication of such submissions.

You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the site any materials that:

  1. Are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene;
  2. Constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law;
  3. Infringe intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties;
  4. Contain a computer virus or other destructive software element;
  5. Contain advertising or promotional content;
  6. Constitute or contain false or misleading statements; Violate Knowledge Compass Terms of Use.

Knowledge Compass does not represent or endorse the accuracy of reliability of information posted to the Site by users. In addition, Knowledge Compass does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, Knowledge Compass reserves the right to refuse to post and right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

Unauthorized submissions

Knowledge Compass does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of formalized business relationships. To protect the interests of our customers and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, Knowledge Compass cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to Knowledge Compass through this Site. Any ideas disclosed to Knowledge Compass outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and Knowledge Compass may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you.

Knowledge Compass will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them. However, if a review is necessary in Knowledge Compass sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that Knowledge Compass assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to Knowledge Compass through this site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.

Infringement and takedown

Knowledge Compass prohibits posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity.

If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any information, on the site, contact to Knowledge Compass at the address shown below, giving a written statement that includes:

  1. Identification of copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed;
  2. Identification of allegedly infringing material on the site that is requested to be removed;
  3. Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  4. Statement that you have good faith belief that use of your copyrighted work and/or exercise of intellectual property right is not authorized by you as owner, its agent, and/or governing law;
  5. Statement that information in notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed;
  6. Signature of intellectual property right owner or someone authorized to act on behalf of the owner to assert infringement of the right.

Knowledge Compass will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)). U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.

Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions.

Knowledge Compass contact for submission of notices under this Section is legal@knowledgecompass.com.

Disclaimers

THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT KNOWLEDGE COMPASS IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES TO YOU, NO SITE CONTENT IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS OR SHALL BE DEEMED INVESTMENT, LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER REGULATED ADVICE, AND THAT YOU SHALL REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF ALL SITE CONTENT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON THE SITE CONTENT SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE OPTION AND RISK.

ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KNOWLEDGE COMPASS AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SITE CONTENT. KNOWLEDGE COMPASS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY

FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED SITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER KNOWLEDGE COMPASS NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.

Indemnification

You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Knowledge Compass and all of predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, representatives, and attorneys and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns (“Knowledge Compass Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability, expenses, costs, or other losses (“Losses”) incurred by Knowledge Compass and/or Knowledge Compass Indemnified Parties in connection to any claims arising out of your use of the site and/or any breach by you of these Terms, including the representations, warranties and covenants you made, if any, by agreeing to these Term. Knowledge Compass reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

Third-party links

We may provide links to third-party sites, and some of the content appearing to be on this site is in fact supplied, supported, or provided directly or indirectly by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third-party sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. Knowledge Compass has no responsibility for these third-party sites, which are governed by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers.

Governing law 

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Florida, USA, without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.

You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws.

Knowledge Compass Site Privacy Policy

Last updated on May 26, 2019

At The Knowledge Compass Inc. (Knowledge Compass) we recognize the importance of protecting your personal information and are committed to processing it responsibly and in compliance with applicable data protection laws in Florida, USA where Knowledge Compass operates and provides services.

This Privacy Statement describes Knowledge Compass’s general privacy practices that apply to personal information we collect, use and share about customers, and individuals within our customers, business partners, and other organizations with which Knowledge Compass has or contemplates a business relationship.

We are committed to protecting your personal data (i.e. any information you provide to Knowledge Compass from which you can be identified) in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Knowledge Compass reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter and update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We therefore invite you to review the current version of the Privacy Policy each time you return to our sites.

This Privacy Policy, as outlined below, applies to the site(s) and mobile applications (together, the “sites”) provided by Knowledge Compass.

Information Use

By browsing our sites or sending us information, you explicitly consent to Knowledge Compass processing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Knowledge Compass might use your personal data to fulfil your request, send you marketing and other communications and process your employment application.

You do not have to provide us with any personal data. However, if you do not, we may be unable to process your request or to provide you with the services requested.

Please do not send us any information you do not wish Knowledge Compass to use.

Knowledge Compass collects personal data from you when you request information from Knowledge Compass and/or supply, information through the Sites such as:

  1. Fill out and submit a Contact Us form;
  2. E-mail Services Request;
  3. Complete and submit a Subscription form;
  4. Opt in to receive e-mails or other communication from Knowledge Compass;
  5. Agree to participate in Knowledge Compass Surveys;
  6. Apply and submit application and resume for a position at Knowledge Compass.

Knowledge Compass might collect personal data from you such as your name, e-mail address, title, occupation, company or university affiliation, industry, region/country, relationship to Knowledge Compass, reason for contacting Knowledge Compass, topics you are interested in, any other background information provided with an application and any other information contained in messages you send us.

Knowledge Compass will use your personal data to fulfil your request, provide you with the information requested and/or send you marketing and other communications. If you have applied for employment at Knowledge Compass, your data will be processed for the purposes of evaluating and processing your application and candidacy for the position to which you have applied. We may also use your information to analyze and improve our recruiting and onboarding processes as well as to communicate with you about Knowledge Compass events and to send you documents that may be of interest to you.

Knowledge Compass may collect personal data and may disclose such information to third-party businesses in aggregate for marketing and promotional purposes. Though, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.

Knowledge Compass will keep your personal data for as long as required to complete your request or for as long as we have an active relationship with you. If you have applied for a position with Knowledge Compass. Knowledge Compass will retain your personal data associated with your application for a period of up to five (5) years.

Knowledge Compass is not responsible for any information you may disclose publicly in any chat rooms, message boards, or similar web pages, including those hosted on or linked to our sites. Whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself online (for example, via message boards or chat rooms), such information could be collected and used by people whom you do not know. In addition, certain message boards and similar user forums may display IP addresses along with the message poster’s name and message. Knowledge Compass bears no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information users may disclose on the message boards, chat areas or other user forums, if any, on the sites.

Cookies

We may use Cookies or other similar technology to obtain certain types of information when you browse our sites. Cookies are small text files stored by your Browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be placed on your computer directly by one of our sites(first-party Cookies) or by another site (third-party Cookies).

  1. We may use Cookies to keep track of your visit to our sites, speed up navigation and improve your experience of the site, (for instance by remembering some of your preferences or choices, the last pages you visited or searches you carried out or by keeping you logged in).
  2. Our Sites may use Cookies, such as Google Analytics, to carry out some analytics on and enhance our sites. These Cookies help us understand, for example, how you use our sites, which pages are the most visited or where people visiting our sites are located.
  3. We may also use Cookies to enable you to share content on networking or social media sites or for marketing and promotional purposes where you have subscribed to our marketing communications from Knowledge Compass.

The Help section of most leading Browsers provide instructions on how to prevent Browsers from accepting new Cookies, notify users when new Cookies are received, and how to disable or delete Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, certain functionalities of our sites might not work.

Data sharing 

Please be aware that in certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. Knowledge Compass will only share personal data with law enforcement authorities or other government bodies when we are legally required to do so and presentation of the appropriate documentation.

Knowledge Compass will share your personal data with third party businesses on behalf of Knowledge Compass for the purposes described in this Policy. Knowledge Compass will not sell or otherwise share your personal data with such third-party businesses for their own use. Knowledge Compass will only grant access to personal information on a need-to-know basis, necessary for the purposes for which such access is originally granted.

Other site links

Our sites may contain links to third-party sites that are governed by their own terms and privacy policies. Knowledge Compass does not bear any liability and responsibility for the content or your use of these sites.

The sites may contain links to third-party sites, including social network sites. Such sites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should review before browsing or submitting information to them. Knowledge Compass is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. In addition, a link to a third-party site does not mean that Knowledge Compass endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such web site. Knowledge Compass shall not bear any liability and responsibility for such content or for your use of these sites.

Data security 

Knowledge Compass has implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction including measures such as Anonymizing or Pseudonymizing data where possible.

Authorized Knowledge Compass personnel and third-party businesses identified in the aforementioned paragraphs will only have access to your personal data to the extent they need it to do their job or provide their services.

Despite these precautions, however, Knowledge Compass cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your information.

Website user rights

Depending on where you reside, you may be entitled to certain rights regarding the personal data Knowledge Compass retains about you. For example, you may have the right to request access to your information, obtain a copy of it as well as information about how we use it. You have the right to request that we correct incorrect, inaccurate or out-of-date information about you. You may also have the right to request that we stop processing your information and/or withdraw your consent to such processing and to ask us to delete your information.

  1. If you have submitted information requesting information on services to Knowledge Compass and wish to exercise the rights described above, contact the person you sent your information to or Data Privacy@ KnowledgeCompass.com.
  2. In the event that you have applied for employment at Knowledge Compass and you no longer wish your data to be processed as described in this Policy, or if you wish to access, rectify, cancel or oppose such processing, please contact us at Recruiting@KnowledgeCompass.com.
  • If you receive marketing communications from Knowledge Compass, you can opt out of receiving future emails from Knowledge Compass or unsubscribe from participating in our programs through the Preferences Page, which is accessible in every marketing e-mail you receive from Knowledge Compass.
  1. If you wish to make a request about the use of your personal data or other reason please contact DataPrivacy@KnowledgeCompass.com. Please note that we will take reasonable steps to check your identity before handling your request.

If you think we are handling your information unlawfully, we encourage you to contact us at DataPrivacy@KnowledgeCompass.com. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with your national supervisory authority.

Knowledge Compass employment 

If you apply for employment at Knowledge Compass, you will be requested to submit information to Recruiting@ Knowledge Compass.com such as your name, contact details, information about your education and work history and any other background information that might be relevant for your application or that you choose to share with Knowledge Compass. If you do not provide this information to us, we might not be able to process your application.

Knowledge Compass.com will use this information to assess your application and candidacy for the position to which you have applied. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this may include:

  1. Evaluating your skills, capabilities and experience in relation to the qualification required for the position to which you have applied.
  2. Tracking feedback and interactions we have with you throughout the recruiting process.

We may also use your information when analyzing our internal recruiting processes to determine:

  1. Which recruit sources to focus on.
  2. How to improve Knowledge Compass onboarding and training programs for new employee hires with different educational backgrounds and work experiences.
  3. How to improve our interview model to improve hiring quality. The information you provide may also be used to communicate with you about Knowledge Compass events and to send you publications that we think may be of interest to you.

We might share your personal data with third-party businesses such as recruitment service providers, background check providers and IT system providers. These third-party businesses might be located in a different country than your country of residence.

We will keep your employment application data for up to five (5) years. If you no longer wish for Knowledge Compass to process your data or if you wish to exercise your rights, contact Recruiting@ Knowledge Compass.com.

Minors

Our sites are not directed at children 18 years of age or younger. Knowledge Compass, therefore, will not intentionally collect information about anyone under the age of 18, and requests that no such information be submitted to us.

Knowledge Compass contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or how Knowledge Compass handles your personal data, please contact Knowledge Compass Global Data Protection Officer:

Email:

Data Privacy@ Knowledge Compass.com

Post:

Knowledge Compass Inc.

Global Data Protection Officer

1 North Ocean Blvd

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Definitions

Personal Data

Personal data is any information that relates to an individual who is identified or identifiable, for instance by reference to a name, an identification number or an online identifier.

Anonymizing

Anonymizing is described as transforming data in such a way that it is no longer identifiable, i.e. the data can no longer be linked to an individual, even if combined with other information. Anonymous data is not considered personal data.

Pseudonymizing

Pseudonymizing is described as transforming data in such a way that it is no longer identifiable without the use of additional information. Pseudonymous data is still considered personal data.