Terms of Service

TA.Guru Terms of Service

Posted: February 11 2021
Last Modified: First published edition
Published: February 11 2021

Welcome to TA.Guru!  TA.Guru is designed to provide the knowledge, insights and intelligence to help you be more successful in hiring technical talent.

These terms of service (“Terms”) govern your (in which “your” and “you” will refer to you, your company or business) access to and use of certain websites, services, content and software applications (collectively, the “Service”) of Verify Knowledge Solutions Limited, trading as TA.Guru (“TAG”, “we”, “our”, or “us”). The particular Service which we will make available to you hereunder will be that which is specified in a billing email, an online billing page or other ordering document which is submitted by you, accepted by us, and which references these Terms (in each case, an “Order”). These Terms also apply if you have signed up to use our Service during a trial period. By using our Service or clicking a box indicating your acceptance, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to TAG’s Privacy Policy. If you are entering into these Terms on behalf of a company or business, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy, then you must not use the Service. Should you have any questions surrounding these Terms, please contact guru@ta.guru.

Registration

Our Service is restricted to users within internal organisations. Our service is not available to users within staffing companies or recruitment agencies. Whether access is granted to our Service is completely at TAG’s discretion.

With exception to accessing the public areas of TAG’s website, when using our Service, you will be required to register with your work e-mail address. If authenticating to the Service using a third party account (i.e. Google Sign-In), you must adhere to the authentication and rights of use setforth by such third party service. You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority to access the Service via your work e-mail address.

If you access the Service with work e-mail address provided by your employer, you confirm that it is permissible for you to use such e-mail address associated with your employer’s domain and that your use of the Service shall be in compliance with your employer’s terms and policies, as well as any third party service authentication and rights of use policies (i.e. Google Sign-In). Please refer to your employer or e-mail provider if you have questions regarding their access rights and their data handling practices. TAG cannot control, and is not responsible for, the practices or restrictions imposed by your employer and/or e-mail provider surrounding your use of the Service.

Content Within TAG

Our Service provides you talent content that supports your technical hiring processes. Content can be in the form of  text, communications, web links, e-mail messages, documents and other data (“Content”).

You agree and warrant that you will only utilize (collectively, “Use”) Content on or through the Sites that you have the right and authority to Use.

TAG retains copyright to all it’s created Content.

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for: (a) ensuring that you do not upload, copy, download, use or share Content outside of your employer’s organisation unless you have the right to do so; (b) maintaining appropriate security by protecting your account information (including your password and other login information) for the Service. You shall notify us immediately of any unauthorized use or loss of any of your account information or any other breach of security with respect to your use of the Service.

Our Acceptable Use Policy

In connection with your use of our Service, you are prohibited from (1) accessing, tampering with, reverse engineering, disassembling or decompiling all or any part of the Service, or using non-public areas or parts of the Service (including source and object code), or shared areas of the Service for which you have not been granted express rights of use, or attempting to use or gain unauthorized access to our or to any third-party’s networks or equipment; (2) permitting other individuals or entities to copy all or any portion of the Service; or leasing, selling, distributing, sublicensing or reselling the Service, or using the Service in an outsourcing or service bureau arrangement or otherwise for the benefit of a third party; (3) providing unauthorized access to or use of any user IDs, login keys or passwords or other account information that we may provide you to enable you to activate or access the Service; in this regard, you are expressly prohibited from using shared e-mail addresses or group e-mail addresses; (4) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or any system or network of TAG or any of our customers or suppliers; (5) interfering or attempting to interfere with any service which we provide to any user, host or network; (6) engaging in fraudulent, offensive or illegal activity of any nature; (7) uploading, copying, sharing or utilizing any content, or engaging in any activity, that is pornographic, obscene, harassing, abusive, slanderous or defamatory or that encourages, promotes or expresses racism, hatred, bigotry or violence; (8) uploading, copying, sharing or utilizing any Content, or engaging in any activity, that infringes the intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any individual or third-party; (9) transmitting unsolicited bulk or commercial messages; (10) distributing worms, Trojan horses, viruses, corrupted files or any similar items; (11) restricting, inhibiting, interfering with or otherwise disrupting or causing a performance degradation to any TAG (or TAG supplier) facilities or systems used to deliver the Service; or (12) modify or create derivative works of the Service. TAG may in its sole discretion determine whether your use of the Service is a violation of this Acceptable Use Policy and, if so, we may suspend or terminate your ability to use the Service. You are responsible for ensuring that your users comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and the other terms and conditions herein.

Our Responsibilities

TAG is responsible for providing the Service in accordance with these Terms. We will implement commercially reasonable measures which are designed to safeguard and protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of information through the Service.

Marketing and Publicity

Upon your prior written consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, TAG shall have the right to use your name and Service-related statements for marketing or promotional purposes on TAG’s website and/or in other communications with existing or potential TAG customers.

Subscription Term

Your right to use the Service is provided on a subscription basis for a specified term (referred to collectively as the “subscription term”) which is specified in your Order. Either party may cancel your subscription (and your right to use the Service) at the end of any subscription term by providing the other party with at least fifteen (15) days advance written notice prior to the end of such subscription term, which notice shall specify the party’ intent to cancel the subscription. If no notice is provided, the Service will automatically renew for a renewal term equivalent in length to the expiring term and payment will be due in advance therefor. Notices to TAG shall be sent to guru@ta.guru or in such other manner as is authorized under the “Notice” provision below. We can send notices of non-renewal to you at the e-mail address you provide to us upon registration and such notification shall be deemed effective when sent. Your subscription term may also be terminated or suspended in accordance with the provisions of these Terms.

The above terms of this “Subscription Term” section apply to you unless you have purchased a subscription to use our Service from an authorized reseller of TAG. In such a case, your initial subscription term, and any renewal options (to the extent effective during the term of your agreement with the reseller), shall be as specified in your separate agreement with such reseller.

Fees

The subscription fees due to TAG for your initial subscription term and each renewal term will be calculated based on our then-current pricing and editions denoted on our published pricing page on our website for the designated “Subscription Term”, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in the applicable Order or otherwise in a writing which references these Terms.

If not otherwise specified, all fees shall be invoiced in advance and shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days of the submission of the invoice. Invoiced amounts not paid by their due date shall be subject to a one percent (1%) per month interest fee, or the maximum amount permitted by applicable law, whichever is less. Prices do not include, and You shall promptly pay, all applicable taxes in connection with the Service or any other services or support provided, or any payments made, under these Terms. All fees are committed amounts which are non-cancelable and non-refundable.

Intellectual Property; Feedback

All right, title, and interest in and to the Service and Content, and to all software, technology, documentation and other work product used or displayed in connection with the delivery of the Service, as well as all modifications and derivatives thereof, are and will remain the exclusive property of TAG and its licensors. Nothing in the Terms gives you the right to use TAG’s Content, trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by TAG.

During your subscription term and subject to the terms and restrictions set forth herein, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, time-bounded, license to access and use the Service on a remote-access, subscription basis via the Internet and solely in support of your internal business operations. Due to the nature of the SaaS delivery model, the Service to which you are provided remote access hereunder shall be the version of such Service which is then generally hosted by TAG for its clients. You may only grant access to the Service to your employees, agents and contractors (your “users”) who you authorize to use the Service and who: (a) use the Service solely in support of your business operations; and (b) are bound by the confidentiality and limited use provisions setforth in these Terms. In addition, you shall be responsible and liable to ensure that each such employee and contractor complies with these Terms.

In the event that you submit any ideas, comments, suggestions, proposed modifications or enhancements, or other feedback relating to the Service (collectively, “Feedback”), we shall automatically own such Feedback without compensation to you and you hereby assign all rights in such Feedback to TAG. For clarity, TAG may use your Feedback for any purpose, and shall own any and all work product or developments created based thereon or related thereto.

Confidentiality

“Confidential Information” is non-public information of a party which is provided to the other party hereunder and which is either designated as confidential or of a type which should be recognized by a commercially reasonable party as confidential. Confidential Information of TAG includes the Service, Content and its related documentation and materials, along with the terms and conditions of these Terms. The party receiving Confidential Information may use it only for purposes connected with the facilitation of these Terms and may not disclose it to any third party unless such third party is supporting the provision of the Service or otherwise performing obligations hereunder and is bound in writing by confidentiality restrictions substantially similar to those required hereunder. The obligations to maintain the Confidential Information as confidential shall remain in place for so long as the applicable information is maintained as confidential by the owning party. The limitations on disclosure or use of Confidential information shall not apply to information which (i) is rightfully obtained by the recipient without breach of any confidentiality obligation; (ii) is or becomes known to the public through no act or omission of the recipient; (iii) the recipient develops independently without using Confidential Information of the other party; or (iv) is disclosed in response to a valid court or governmental order, if the recipient has given the other party prior written notice (unless prohibited by law or governmental authority) and provides reasonable assistance.

Changes to Terms

TAG may revise these Terms from time to time and at our sole discretion. When such changes are effected, TAG will publish an updated version on our website: http://www.ta.guru/terms-of-service. The changes will become effective and will be deemed accepted by you, (a) immediately for those who register for the Service after the updated version is published on TAG’s website, or (b) for those having pre-existing accounts, the updated Terms will be deemed effective with your continued use of the Service. You have rights to dispute an updated term which materially alters your rights or obligations (with exception to changes required by law) within five (5) business days from the date of the new Terms being published, upon written notification to: TOS@ta.guru. Please note: Your rights and access to the Service may be temporarily disrupted until such dispute is resolved between you and TAG. If we are unable to resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days of your written notification of dispute, the Service will be terminated.

Cancellation and Termination

These Terms will continue to apply until the Service is cancelled or terminated as set forth below:

  • If your subscription term expires in accordance with the “Subscription Term” provision above;
  • If the Service terminates as a result of a material change to these Terms as described in the “Changes to Terms” provision above;
  • If either of us materially breaches the obligations to the other party under these Terms and fails to reasonably cure such breach within thirty (30) days of a party’s written notification to such other party of such breach. Termination under this provision shall be by written notice after the passage of such 30-day cure period without a cure having been effectuated.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, TAG may terminate these Terms and/or suspend your use of the Service at any time if:
  • you have misused the Service; or
  • you fail to pay the applicable subscription license fees and any applicable taxes in full and in a timely manner and fail to pay us for a period of five (5) business days after our written notice to you of the delinquency; or
  • TAG is required to do so by law

Upon cancellation of the Service by you in accordance with the Subscription Term section above, your rights to access the Service and payment obligation shall continue until your renewal term anniversary date. Upon any termination or cancellation hereof, TAG shall then disable your access to the Service, and your rights of use shall cease, unless TAG has otherwise agreed to continued rights of use in writing. You must promptly return all proprietary items and materials of TAG which are then in your possession or control. TAG may delete your Content from the Service after thirty (30) days has elapsed from date of Cancellation or Termination.

Warranty; Disclaimer of Warranty

We warrant, for the Term hereof, and conditioned on your use of the Service in compliance with these Terms, that the Service will perform materially in accordance with our applicable published documentation that we make available to you along with the Service. In the event that we breach this warranty and are unable to remedy the breach within a reasonable period of time after being made aware thereof, your exclusive remedies are to: (a) pursue termination of these Terms for material breach pursuant to the applicable provisions of the “Cancellation and Termination” section above; and (b) seek recovery of damages caused by the breach, subject to the “Limitation of Liability” section below.

EXCEPT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TAG AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL TAG, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF DATA OR CONTENT, DAMAGE TO GOODWILL, OR OTHER SIMILAR LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE AND CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF TAG, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS BE MORE THAN THE FEES WHICH YOU PAID TO TAG FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE INITIAL CLAIM BROUGHT BY YOU AGAINST TAG HEREUNDER. IF YOU RECEIVE THE SERVICE FOR NO FEE (FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE EVALUATING THE SERVICE FOR A LIMITED TRIAL AT NO FEE), THEN YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, AS A RESULT, YOU SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO RECOVERY OF FEES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF TAG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TAG and its affiliates, employees, agents and suppliers from and against any and all claims brought by third parties, and all associated damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) regarding; (a) any data or Content which is transmitted, uploaded, deleted, modified, distributed, redistributed, or copied by you or any of your users (including a claim of violation of a third party’s proprietary rights with respect thereto); or (b) your violation, or a violation by you or any of your users of these Terms, applicable law, rule or regulation.

Controlling Law

These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Irish Law. The courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any and all disputes arising out, or relating to or concerning, these Terms or the Service or any site or application through which the Service is delivered.

Waiver, Severability & Assignment

TAG’s failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so at a later date. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. Except as provided below, neither party may assign these Terms or any rights or obligation hereunder, without the other party’s prior written consent to such assignment, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. However, either party may assign these Terms, without seeking or obtaining the other party’s consent, to: (a) an affiliate in the event of a corporate reorganization; or (b) in connection with a merger, acquisition, or consolidation or to a third party that is acquiring all or substantially all of its assets or a controlling interest in its stock; provided that you may not assign these Terms to a company that is reasonably viewed by us as a direct competitor of TAG.

Notifications

We may provide notifications, whether these are required by law of, are for marketing, or other business related purposes, to you via email, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by us at our sole discretion.

Notices

Except as described below, any notice required or permitted to be given to either party under these Terms shall be in writing and sent to the parties at their then-current address (with respect to TAG, its current address is 77 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2), with such notice deemed effective: (i) three (3) days after deposit in the Irish mail service, postage prepaid, addressed as follows; or (ii) upon delivery if delivered by a reputable personal messenger or by a nationally-recognized overnight courier. Notwithstanding the above, in lieu of the notice requirements above: (a) you may notify us of the non-renewal of a subscription by sending us written notice at info@ta.guru; (b) we may notify you of non-renewal by sending the notification to your e-mail address as described in the “Subscription Term” provision above; and (c) we may change these Terms as described in the “Changes to Terms” provision above.

Force Majeure

Neither party will be liable to the other for any failure to perform any of its obligations under these Terms during any period in which performance is delayed by circumstances not within such party’s reasonable control, such as a natural disaster, act of war or terrorism, government action, labor disruption, internet or telecommunication outages or interruptions, hacking or similar incidents, or power outages.

Third Party Links and Components

Our service is facilitated by the www.getguru.com service. By using TAG’s Service you also agree to the terms of the www.getguru.com service which is available at https://www.getguru.com/terms-of-service.

Our Service may facilitate links to sites operated other third parties (“Linked Third Party Site”) or may otherwise provide access to content, products and services of third parties (“Third Party Products”). However, we have no responsibility for, or control over, these Linked Third Party Sites or the Third Party Products, all of which may have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of TAG. At such, you access these sites and products at your own risk and we disclaim all liability related or connected to your use thereof.

Independent Contractors; No Third Party Beneficiaries.

The parties are independent contractors and are not legal partners or agents. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms. Without limitation, your Users are not third party beneficiaries to your rights hereunder.

Entire Agreement

These Terms, together with any amendments and Order Forms which you enter into with TAG in connection with the Service, will constitute the entire agreement between you and TAG concerning the Service and supersedes and replaces any prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements regarding the subject matter hereof.