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Terms and Conditions

The agreements and policies outlined below are a consolidated description of Tekspedite's usage policies.  Continued use of Tekspedite's site and services constitutes your agreement to ALL of these policies.

1 User Agreement

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 Purpose

Tekspedite is a technology and social networking service and our mission is to facilitate the transition of high-impact, emerging technologies to new products.

1.1.2 Agreement

When you use our Services, you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.

You also agree to our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

You agree that by clicking "Join Now" "Join Tekspedite", "Sign Up" or similar, registering, accessing or using our services you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company).

This "Agreement" includes this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, and other terms that will be displayed to you at the time you first use certain features (such as starting a "Group," downloading one of our software applications or purchasing advertisements), as may be amended by LinkedIn from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click "Join Now" (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.

Registered users of our Services are "Members" and unregistered users are "Visitors". This Agreement applies to both.

1.2 Obligations

1.2.1 Service Eligibility

Here are some assertions you make to Tekspedite in this Agreement:

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be at least 18 years of age; (2) you will only have one Tekspedite account, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by Tekspedite from using the Services.

1.2.2 Your Membership

You will maintain security of your password.

You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.

You agree to: (1) choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

1.2.3 Payment

You agree to honor your payment obligations and you agree to allow us to store your payment information. There may also be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.

We don't guarantee refunds.

If you purchase any of our paid Services ("Premium Services"), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination of your subscription. Also:

Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).

All prices listed are in United States dollars.

You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your service (e.g. subscriptions) and to facilitate easy payment for new services.

You must pay us for applicable fees and taxes unless you cancel the Premium Service, in which case you agree to still pay these fees through the end of the applicable subscription period.

Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.

1.2.4  Notices and Service Messages

You authorize us to use our websites, mobile apps, and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.

If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices.

You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.

Please review your Tekspedite.com settings to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us.

1.2.5 Messages and Sharing

When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.

Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or, if public, by Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or.

1.3 Rights and Limits

1.3.1 Your License to Tekspedite

You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.

We will honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content.

You are solely responsible for all information and content that you provide to Tekspedite.

You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share.  Information you provide must not be restricted by any means including but necessarily limited to: copyright, trademark, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, company proprietary and classified information.

You promise that any information you provide will be truthful.

You own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting Teskpedite the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:

You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with Tekspedite, Inc. and others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.

We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others (including sponsored content) to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your comments on sponsored content may be visible as noted in the Privacy Policy.

We will obtain your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings.

While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.

Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.

You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your privacy settings.

By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to Tekspedite, you agree that Tekspedite may (but not must) use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. Tekspedite may be required by law to remove certain information or content.

1.3.2 Service Availability

We may change or discontinue any of our free Services. We do not promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted using any of our free Services.

We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

Tekspedite is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.

1.3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps

When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk.

Third parties may offer their own products and services through Tekspedite, and we are not responsible for those third-party activities.

By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Tekspedite generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.

You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your Tekspedite account, that app or site can access information on Tekspedite related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, Tekspedite is not responsible for these other sites and apps -- use these at your own risk.

1.3.4 Limits

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

We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.

Tekspedite reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. Tekspedite reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if Tekspedite believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services.

Tekspedite reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, Tekspedite, Tekspedite (stylized), Tekspedite logos and other Tekspedite trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with Tekspedite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tekspedite. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

1.4 Disclaimer and Limit of Liability

1.4.1 No Warranty

This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, TEKSPEDITE (AND THOSE THAT TEKSPEDITE WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

1.4.2 Exclusion of Liability

These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS TEKSPEDITE HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), TEKSPEDITE (AND THOSE THAT TEKSPEDITE WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF TEKSPEDITE (AND THOSE THAT TEKSPEDITE WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND TEKSPEDITE AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF TEKSPEDITE HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

1.5 Termination

We can each end this Agreement at any time.

Tekspedite or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:

Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;

Members and/or Visitors'r rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;

Sections 1.4, 1.6 and 1.7

Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.

1.6 Dispute Resolution

In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in Virginia courts, applying Virginia law.

You agree that the laws of the State of Virginia, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts of Montgomery County, Virginia, USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

1.7 General Terms

Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.

If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.

If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that Tekspedite has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that Tekspedite may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.

You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 12.

1.8 Tekspedite "DOs" and "DON'Ts."

1.8.1 Dos. You agree that you will:

Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;

Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;

Use your real name on your profile;

Use the Services in a professional manner.

1.8.2 Don'ts. You agree that you will not:

Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;

Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the "title" or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by Tekspedite);

Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your professional profile;

Create a false identity on Tekspedite;

Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;

Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;

Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);

Invite people you do not know to join your network;

Use or attempt to use another's account;

Harass, abuse or harm another person;

Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;

Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);

Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;

Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));

Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;

Violate the intellectual property or other rights of Tekspedite, including, without limitation, using the word "Tekspedite" or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines;

Use Tekspedite invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;

Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by Tekspedite;

Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;

Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;

Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.

Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;

Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);

Copy or use the information, content or data on Tekspedite in connection with a competitive service (as determined by Tekspedite);

Copy, modify or create derivative works of Tekspedite, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by Tekspedite);

Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;

Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Tekspedite without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited Tekspedite trainer);

Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;

Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a Tekspedite Group or any other feature of the Services, without Tekspedite's consent;

Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on Tekspedite (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines), without Tekspedite's consent;

Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;

Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;

Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from Tekspedite without the consent of Tekspedite;

Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;

Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" the Services or any related data or information;

Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;

Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;

Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;

Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by Tekspedite, such as its mobile applications and Tekspedite.com;

Override any security feature of the Services;

Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms.

1.9 Complaints Regarding Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.

1.10 How To Contact Us

By E-mail: Info@Tekspedite.com

By mail:
Tekspedite, Inc.
2200 Kraft Dr., Suite 1350
Blacksburg, VA  24060

2 Privacy Policy

2.1    Introduction

We are a social network and online platform for professionals, businesses, universities and other organizations who are aligned with our mission.

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please read our summary of the changes.

Tekspedite's mission is to facilitate the transition of new technologies to useful products. Our registered users ("Members") share their professional identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content, and find business and career opportunities. Content on some of our services is also visible to unregistered viewers ("Visitors"). We believe that our services allow our Members to effectively compete and achieve their full potential.

The cornerstone of our business is to focus on our Members first.

We protect your personal information using industry-standard safeguards.

We may share your information with your consent or as required by law, and we will always let you know when we make significant changes to this Privacy Policy.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tekspedite, our Members and Visitors, and the public.

We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.

This Privacy Policy applies to Tekspedite.com and the Tekspedite mobile application and all other Tekspedite websites, apps, developer platforms and other products and services (collectively the "Services"). We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Service, or by other means so that you may review the changes before you continue to use our Services. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use our Services after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.

2.2 What information we collect

2.2.1 Data Controllers

Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor. We collect information when you use our Services to offer you a personalized and relevant experience, including growing your network and enabling business opportunities.

Personal information provided to or collected by our Services is controlled by Tekspedite, Inc., 2200 Kraft Dr., Suite 1350, Blacksburg, VA  24060. If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on our Services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a Member, visit our websites, apps or otherwise use our Services. If you have already registered, you can close your.

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

2.2.2 Registration

When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, and password).

To create an account on Tekspedite, you must provide us with at least your name, email address and/or mobile number, company name and a password and agree to our User Agreement and this Privacy Policy, which governs how we treat your information. You may provide additional information during the registration flow (for example, your postal code, job title, and company) to help you build your profile and to provide you more customized services (for example: language-specific profile pages, updates, content, more relevant ads and career opportunities). You understand that, by creating an account, we and others will be able to identify you by your Tekspedite profile. We may also ask for your credit card details if you purchase certain additional services.

2.2.3 Profile Information

We collect information when you fill out a profile. A complete Tekspedite profile that includes professional details helps you get found by other people for opportunities. After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your Tekspedite profile.

2.2.4  Customer Service

We collect information when you contact us for customer support.

When you contact our customer support services, we may have to access your contributions to our Services and collect the information we need to categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you. We do not use this information for advertising.

2.2.5 Using the Tekspedite Sites and Applications

We collect information when you visit our Services, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on and off our Services.

We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, our platform technology or other Services. If you are logged in on Tekspedite.com or one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data described in this policy, such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you're not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.

2.2.6 Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites

We collect information when you use your account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include our plugins and cookies.

2.2.7 Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information.

As described in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies, including mobile application identifiers, to help us recognize you across different Services, learn about your interests both on and off our Services, improve your experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our Services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. By visiting our Services, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy, which incorporates by reference our Cookie Policy.

2.2.8  Advertising Technologies and Web Beacons

We use advertising technologies and web beacons to collect information. We give you a number of ways to opt out of targeted ads, including through the Ad Choices icon shown with any ads we serve on third-party sites. If you do not want us to track your behavior on third-party sites, you can opt out. If you do not opt out, you consent to our use of beacons and other advertising technologies.

We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using the following, whether separately or combined:

Advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms;
Member-provided profile and contact information and categories (for example, "product managers in Texas");

Information inferred from a Member's profile (for example, using job titles to infer age, industry, seniority, and compensation bracket; or names to infer gender);
Your use of our Services and log files generated;

Information from 3rd parties (e.g. advertising partners, publishers and data aggregators) which we use in addition to the information from our cookies (and similar technologies), your profile and use of our Services.

We do not share your personal information with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for advertising without your separate permission. Note that your profile is visible to other Members and through public search depending on your settings. Also, advertising partners may associate personal information collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we contractually require such advertisers to obtain your explicit opt-in consent before doing so.

We may show you sponsored content in your network update stream (NUS), which will be designated as sponsored content and will behave like other NUS updates. If you take social action (for example, if you "like" or "comment" on the sponsored content), your action may be seen by your network and other Members who are shown the sponsored content after you have acted on it. Please note that all social actions on SlideShare (e.g. liking certain content, following or being followed by others) are public, unless expressly specified otherwise with respect to premium accounts.

We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance's self-regulatory principles for online behavioral advertising. If you wish to not receive targeted ads from most third party companies, you may opt. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads or targeted ads by companies not listed with these opt-out tools. You can also opt out specifically from our use of cookies and similar technologies to track your behavior on third party sites. For non-Members, this opt out setting is here.

2.2.9 Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device

We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access our Services.

When you visit or leave our Services (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on or through our Services. We also receive the internet protocol ("IP") address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Tekspedite using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information on our mobile applications and for fraud prevention and security purposes. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.

2.2.10 Other

We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.

Our Services are a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the Services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information (for example, when the Endorsements feature launched, we began collecting information about skills for which Members were endorsed and the individuals who endorsed them). Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information. If we start collecting substantially new types of personal information and materially change how we handle your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy and notify you.

2.3 How we use your personal information

2.3.1 Consent to Tekspedite Processing Information About You

You agree that information you provide on your profile can be seen by others and used by us as described in this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

The personal information that you provide to us may reveal or allow others to identify aspects of your life and technology that are not expressly stated on your profile (for example, your picture or your name may reveal your gender). By providing personal information to us when you create or update your account and profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of our User Agreement and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy. Supplying to us any information deemed "sensitive" by applicable law is entirely voluntary on your part. You can withdraw or modify your consent to our collection and processing of the information you provide at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your account settings or your profile on Tekspedite, or by closing your Tekspedite account.

2.3.2 Tekspedite Communications

We communicate with you using Tekspedite messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional messages to your Tekspedite inbox. You can change your email settings at any time.

We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Tekspedite websites or apps, messages to your Tekspedite inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communications - these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) promotional communications. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your Tekspedite email settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to Tekspedite Help Center.

Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.

2.3.3 User Communications

With certain communications you send on our Services, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through our Services (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network.

We use automatic scanning technology to help protect you and other Members. Such technology checks links and other content in your network updates and Group contributions to help us identify and block malicious links and malware, reduce spam and optimize the delivery of our Services.

2.3.4 Service Development; Customized Experience

We use the information and content you provide to us to conduct research and development and to customize your experience and try to make it relevant and useful to you.

We use information and content that you and other Members provide to us to conduct research and development for the improvement of our Services in order to provide you and other Members and Visitors with a better, more intuitive experience and drive membership growth and engagement on our Services and to help connect professionals to economic opportunity.

We also customize your experience and the experiences of others on our Services. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names and photos of new Members who have recently joined your network or recent updates from your connections and companies you follow. We try to show you content, such as news and presentations, that is relevant to you, your industry, or your profession. We also use Members information and content for invitations and communications promoting our Services that are tailored to the recipient.

2.3.5 Sharing Information with Affiliates

We share your information across our different Services, among companies in the Tekspedite family.

We may share your personal information with our affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling or under common control with Tekspedite) outside of the Tekspedite entity that is your data controller (for example, Tekspedite, Inc. may share your information with TechOpp Consulting, Inc.) as reasonably necessary to provide the Services. You are consenting to this sharing.

2.3.6 Sharing Information with Third Parties

Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Tekspedite may be seen by others.

We don't provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in this Policy.

Other people may find your Tekspedite profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings).

We do not rent or sell personal information that you have not posted on our Services, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We will not disclose personal information that is not published to your profile or generated through engagement with our other services, such as Groups and Company Pages, except to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) or unless we have your separate consent unless we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Privacy Policy or our User Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (4) respond to Member service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of Tekspedite, our Services, our Members, Visitors, or the public.

We support middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to legal and regulatory archiving requirements, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through our sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of our Services. For example, when you post content to a Group that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results.

2.3.7  Polls and Surveys

We conduct our own surveys and polls and also help third parties do this type of research. Your participation in surveys or polls is up to you. You may also opt out of getting invitations to participate in surveys.

2.3.8 Search

Our Services help you search for other professionals, companies, groups, professional content, and jobs.

You can search for Members, employment opportunities, information about companies, and community content from Groups on our Services. For example, you can find Members with particular expertise or experience, or Members that you may know from your industry or profession. You can also find employment opportunities and information about companies. You can also find content from Groups, SlideShare and Pulse. We use personal information from our Services, including Member profiles, Groups content, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.

2.3.9 Groups

You are responsible for any information you post on our Services, and this content will be accessible to others.

If you participate in Groups, share content on your network update stream, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Members in these forums, developers, and other third parties, including advertisers. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Your Groups contributions are typically searchable on our Services and some content in Groups may be public and searchable on the Internet if the group owner has not closed the group for public discussions. You can remove your Groups posts at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.

2.3.10 Testimonials and Advertisements Placed through Tekspedite Ads

If you provide any testimonials about our goods or services or place advertisements through the Tekspedite Ads, we may post those testimonials and examples of advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to third parties. Testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.

2.3.11 Pages for Companies, universities, Influencers, and Other Entities

Companies and other entities can create pages on our Services. If you follow one of these pages, non-identifiable information about you will be provided to the page's administrators.

Certain pages on the Services are public (e.g., company and university pages), and any communications or information shared through them will be accessible by the entity that created them. If you follow a person or organization, you will be listed among its followers, which can be viewed by others including the page owner. We use aggregate information about followers and viewers to provide data about such pages' performance (for example, visits and updates).

2.3.12 Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in the United States or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tekspedite, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.

2.3.13 Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Tekspedite Corporation

If there is a change in control or sale of all or part of Tekspedite, we may share your information with a third party, who will have the right to use that information in line with this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of the assets of Tekspedite Corporation, a subsidiary, or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company or one of its affiliates, or in preparation for any of these events. Any third party to which we transfers or sells our assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

2.3.14 Service Providers

We may employ third parties to help us with the Services

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Tekspedite not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

2.3.15 Data Processing Outside Your Country

We may process your information outside the country where you live.

We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Tekspedite, its affiliates and service providers operate.

2.4 Your Choices & Obligation

2.4.1 Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account

You can change your Tekspedite information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.

You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Tekspedite regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you (for example, your IP access logs) through Tekspedite's Help Center. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours.

We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.

Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.

2.4.2 Data Retention

We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.

We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. We may retain your personal information even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between Members, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. We may retain personal information, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement. Our Customer Service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but we generally delete or de-personalize closed account.

2.5 Important Information

2.5.1 Minimum Age

You have to meet Tekspedite's minimum age requirements to create an account.

Visit our Safety Center for tips on using Tekspedite smartly and securely.

2.5.2 Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will notify you when we change this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account(s). Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Using our Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Services shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

2.5.3 Security

We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site (turn on HTTPS), in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices.

Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords.

We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on our Services is password-protected, and data such as credit card information is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Services. We also offer secure https access to the Tekspedite.com website. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.

3 Copyright Policy

Last Updated 11/18/2014

3.1 Complaints regarding content posted on the LinkedIn website

Tekspedite respects the intellectual property rights of others and desires to offer a platform which contains no content that violates those rights. Our User Agreement requires that information posted by Members be accurate, lawful and not in violation of the rights of third parties. To promote these objectives, Tekspedite provides a process for submission of complaints concerning content posted by our Members. Our policy and procedures are described and/or referenced in the sections that follow.

Please note that whether or not we disable access to or remove content, Tekspedite may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant's contact information, to the Member who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the Member that Tekspedite has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Members, or groups as the case may be, who infringe or repeatedly infringe the rights of others or otherwise post unlawful content.

Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or a counter-notice.

3.2 Claims regarding copyright infringement

Notice of Copyright Infringement:

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), Tekspedite has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. Tekspedite has also designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may provide a written communication which contains:

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description specifying the location on our website of the material that you claim is infringing;

Your telephone number and e-mail address;

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Please submit your notice to Tekspedite, Inc.'s Copyright Agent as follows:

Or contact us by mail at:
Tekspedite, Inc.
ATTN: Copyright Agent
2200 Kraft Dr., Suite 1350
Blacksburg, VA  24060

3.3 Counter-Notice

If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may submit a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You may complete the Counter-Notice Regarding Claim of Copyright Infringement form, or otherwise provide a written communication which contains:

Your physical or electronic signature;

Identification of the material removed or to which access has been disabled;

A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that removal or disablement of the material was a mistake or that the material was misidentified;

Your name and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District court (i) in the judicial district where your address is located if the address is in the United States, or (ii) located in Montgomery County, VA, if your address is located outside the United States, and that you will accept service of process from the Complainant submitting the notice or his/her authorized agent.

Please submit your Counter-Notice to Tekspedite's Copyright Agent via our online submission form or mail to the addresses specified above.
Claims regarding content other than copyright infringement

For issues other than copyright infringement please visit our Help Center where you'll find information on how to flag and report other types of content violations.

Learn more:

3.4    Reporting Inappropriate Content, Messages, or Safety Concerns

Notice regarding Associated Press content on Tekspedite: Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not download or reproduce a substantial portion of the AP material found on this web site. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

4 Cookies Policy

At Tekspedite, we believe in being clear and open about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

4.1 Does Tekspedite use cookies?

Yes. As described in our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses Tekspedite has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe.

By continuing to use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

4.2 What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Tekspedite features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Tekspedite and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Tekspedite and help us serve relevant ads to you.

4.3 When does Tekspedite use cookies?

We use cookies on our website and mobile applications. Any browser loading these sites will receive cookies from us. For Tekspedite members, we also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-Tekspedite sites that host our plugins unless you opt out. If you're not a Tekspedite member, we will not place cookies in your browser through our plugins.

4.4 What types of cookies does Tekspedite use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to Tekspedite without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Tekspedite when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session).

Adobe Flash is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash "cookies" (also called "locally stored objects," or "LSOs"). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website. As with any cookie, if you do restrict flash cookies/LSOs, there may be some Tekspedite features you aren't able to use.

4.5    What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit Tekspedite, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Tekspedite more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Tekspedite site, and bring customized features to you through Tekspedite plugins such as our "Share" button.

4.6 Following is more information about what we use cookies for:

4.6.1 Authentication   

If you're signed in to Tekspedite, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.

4.6.2 Security   

We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.

4.6.3 Preferences, features and services   

Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on Tekspedite more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.

4.6.4 Advertising   

We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the Tekspedite site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether members who saw an ad on Tekspedite later visited the advertiser's site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we've shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off Tekspedite, such as after you've visited a partner's site or application.

4.6.5Performance, Analytics and Research   

Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access Tekspedite from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.

4.7 How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels help us understand and improve our service, show you ads on Tekspedite, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

Although we do not use cookies to create a profile of your browsing behavior on third-party sites, we do use aggregate data from third parties and data from your profile and Tekspedite activity to show you relevant, interest-based advertising. We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers. You can opt out of off-site and third-party-informed advertising by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see will not be matched to your interests.

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

5 Professional Community Guidelines

5.1 What types of discussions and content are acceptable on Tekspedite?

Be Real. Unlike some other online services, our members need to be real people, who provide their real names and accurate information about themselves and their organizations. It is not acceptable to provide misleading information about yourself, your qualifications or your work experience, affiliations or achievements on Tekspedite's service.

Be Professional. We ask our members to behave professionally by not being dishonest or inappropriate. We acknowledge the value of discussions around professional activities, but we do not want you to use Tekspedite to shock or intimidate others. It is not okay to share graphic images to shock others, and it is not okay to share obscene images or pornography on Tekspedite's service.

Be Nice. Tekspedite shouldn't be used to harm others. It is not okay to use Tekspedite's services to harass, abuse, or send other unwelcomed communications to people (e.g., junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes). Do not use Tekspedite's services to threaten violence or property damage, or for 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. Also, please don't use Tekspedite's services to intentionally infect others with viruses, worms, or other software that can destroy or interrupt their data or computer devices. It is not okay to interfere or disrupt Tekspedite's service.

Respect Other's Rights and Follow the Law. We do not want Tekspedite to be used for illegal activities or to violate the rights of others. Don't use Tekspedite's services to commit fraud. 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.

Respect Tekspedite's Rights. Please don't violate the rights of Tekspedite. You can find more information about what this means in our User Agreement, but put simply, please don't use Tekspedite's services to wrongfully take data or information. It is not okay to suggest that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Tekspedite when you are not, and it is not okay to violate Tekspedite's intellectual property rights.