Membership Agreement


We are The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (The FIRM LTD). We are a community and online platform for in-house recruitment professionals. We provide membership services such as research, benchmarking, events and training to our members. Our members use our services to connect with others and gain insight and information. They also use our platform to promote jobs and find career opportunities.

When you sign up for Premium Membership of The FIRM you agree to all of these terms. Your use of our services is also subject to our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

As a Member of The FIRM, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy (which includes our Cookie Policy and other documents referenced in this Privacy Policy) and updates.

Obligations
Here are some promises that you make to us in this Agreement:

  1. You’re eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least 16 – membership is not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
  2. You will only have one FIRM account, which must be in your real name. Creating an account with false information is a violation of our terms.
  3. You agree to choose a strong and secure password and to keep your password confidential.
  4. You will not share an account with anyone else – you are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
  5. You are an in-house recruiter – membership is not permitted for suppliers to the talent acquisition industry.

Community Forum
The community forum is a place where you as FIRM members can be part of the conversation. You can ask each other questions, get help, solve issues, swap ideas and tips and engage with your peers in a safe online environment.

We want you to become experts and to give you the opportunity to gain insights and information, build your network and share your knowledge in our Community.

So please add your photo, let us know where you are, tell other users a bit about yourself in your bio, and ask and answer any questions you can. The more you put in, the more you get out.

The power of referral and help from your peers will help grow your knowledge
At all times please:

  • Be welcoming, inclusive, friendly, and patient
  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful (of others experience or indeed the lack of it)
  • Be professional

Before sharing or using someone else’s copyrighted works, trademarks, private information, or trade secrets, please make sure you have the legal right to do so.

We strive to maintain a safe and friendly community for our members. The forum shouldn’t be used to harm others or their career or business prospects or to air personal grievances and disputes. It is not okay to use the forum to harass, abuse, or send other unwelcome communications to people (e.g., romantic advances, sexually explicit content, junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes). We do not allow hate speech acts like attacking people because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition.

Not everyone will understand jokes, sarcasm, oblique references, colloquialisms, or euphemisms in the same way you do. Always try to empathize with the other parties and recognize they may come from a different background and interpret words differently than you.

Research

We seek to provide insight for our members around industry trends and best practice so that members can learn from each other and be as productive as possible. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.

Surveys are conducted by us and others on our behalf. You are not obligated to respond to surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide. You may opt-out of research and survey invitations.

Aggregate Insights

We use data to generate aggregate insights.

We use your data to produce and share aggregated insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our members, industry trends and benchmarking information.

Third Parties

We share your personal data with our service providers who help us provide our membership services (e.g., research, benchmarking and marketing). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

Payment

You’ll honour your payment obligations and you understand that if you buy our premium membership service, you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your membership.

Messages

You’re okay with us providing notices and messages to you through our website and contact information. If your contact information is out of date, you may miss out on important notices.

You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you in the following ways: (1) within the website, or (2) sent to the contact information you provided us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date. At any time you can opt out of email and communications from us by emailing info@thefirm-network.com

Rights and Limits

You and The FIRM agree that if content includes personal data, it is subject to our Privacy Policy.

You and The FIRM agree that we may access, store, process and use any information and personal data that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your choices

You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your The FIRM profile will be truthful.

You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights).

Limits

We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our platform

The FIRM reserves the right to limit your use of the platform and The FIRM reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if The FIRM believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the services

Copyright

The entire content of the premium membership platform are subject to copyright protection under the laws of the United Kingdom and other countries. You acknowledge that misappropriation, misuse, or redistribution of content on the membership platform could cause irreparable harm to The FIRM or to third parties. With respect to the membership area, permission is granted to display, copy, distribute, and download the materials on the platform for internal business use only, provided you do not modify the materials (except with respect to tools provided on a Site that expressly allow for users to download such tools and customize them for their own purposes) and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You may not, however, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works of, transmit, sell or offer for resale, or in any way exploit any part of the platform without our express written permission. You also may not “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server without prior written permission from The FIRM.

Links

We may, as a convenience to users, provide links to third-party content and other websites on the platform. We do not endorse, sponsor, or accept any responsibility for such material. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked websites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Our products and services and links from the platform to any third-party websites, are provided AS IS, and we make NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND with respect to them.

WE DISCLAIM, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL (a) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (b) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; (c) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE PLATFORM; (d) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CORRECTNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF DATA MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITES OR OTHERWISE BY THE FIRM; AND (e) WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE, OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY THE FIRM OR ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHER, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (a) THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES WILL BE FREE FROM ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, OR DELAY IN OPERATION, OR FROM TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (b) THAT THE SITES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (c) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SITES WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (d) THAT THE CONTENT ON THE SITES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITES IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND WE DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE CHANGES.

Limitation of Liability

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS YOUR RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OR ATTORNEY’S FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, DEFAMATION, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law, but the provisions of this section shall in any case be interpreted to limit our liability to the greatest extent permitted by law.

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER USER RELATED TO, ARISING FROM, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, YOU RELEASE THE FIRM FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH A DISPUTE, AND AGREE TO HOLD THE FIRM HARMLESS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH DISPUTE.

Change

We may make changes to the Agreement.

We may modify this Agreement, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policies from time to time. If we make material changes to it, we will provide you notice through our services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. We agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Your continued use of our platform after we publish or send a notice about our changes to these terms means that you are consenting to the updated terms.

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