Terms & Conditions

1.1. Purpose

Our mission is to connect mid stage career professionals to allow them to exchange information and collaborate anonymously to chart their next career path.

 

1.2. Agreement

You agree that by registering, accessing or using our services (including Next Phase Network, our related mobile apps, developer platforms, premium services, or any content or information provided as part of these services, collectively, “Services”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you reside in the United States and Canada, your agreement is with Next Phase Network LLC ( “we”).

 

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, as may be amended by Next Phase Network from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT register for or 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.

 

2.1 Service Eligibility

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one Next Phase Network account; and (3) you are not already restricted by Next Phase Network from using the Services.

 

“Minimum Age” means 30 years old. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for Next Phase Network to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age.

 

2.2 Your Membership

As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to 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 Special Provisions. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

 

 

2.3 Notices and Service Messages

 

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 NextPhaseNetwork.com settings to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us.

 

2.4 Messages and Sharing

 

Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, interactions on the forums, links to news articles, job postings, emails and blogs. 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 information (e.g., sharing to a group instead of your network, changing the default setting for content from public to a more restricted view, limiting your profile visibility, or not letting people know when you change your profile, make recommendations or follow companies). Note that other activities, such as responding to an invitation , are by default private, only visible to the addressee(s).

 

We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.

 

3.1 License

 

As between you and Next Phase Network, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting Next Phase Network 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 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 get 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 and degree of connection with them.

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 Next Phase Network, you agree that Next Phase Network can use and share (but does not have to) 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. Next Phase Network may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.

 

3.2 Service Interruptions

 

We may change, suspend or end any Service. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

 

Next Phase Network 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.

 

3.3 Other Content, Sites, and Apps

 

Next Phase Network 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 Next Phase Network account, that app or site can access information on Next Phase Network 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, Next Phase Network is not responsible for these other sites and apps – use these at your own risk.

 

3.4 Limitations

 

Next Phase Network reserves the right to limit your use of the Services. Next Phase Network reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if Next Phase Network believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services.

 

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

 

4.1 WARRANTY

 

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, NEXT PHASE NETWORK (AND THOSE THAT NEXT PHASE NETWORK 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 NON-INFRINGEMENT); (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.

 

4.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS NEXT PHASE NETWORK HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), NEXT PHASE NETWORK (AND THOSE THAT NEXT PHASE NETWORKS 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 NEXT PHASE NETWORK (AND THOSE THAT NEXT PHASE NETWORK 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 $500.

 

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND NEXT PHASE NETWORK AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF NEXT PHASE NETWORK 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. Termination

 

Next Phase Network 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’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination;

Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement;

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

 

  1. Dispute Resolution

 

You agree that the laws of the State of Wyoming, 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 Boone County, Indiana, USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

  1. General Terms

 

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 Next Phase Network 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 Next Phase Network 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 10.

 

  1. Special Obligations

 

8.1. 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.

 

8.2. 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 Next Phase Network);

Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;

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

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 Next Phase Network, including, without limitation, using the word “Next Phase Network” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL;

Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by Next Phase Network;

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 Next Phase Network in connection with a competitive service (as determined by Next Phase Network);

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

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 Next Phase Network without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited Next Phase Network trainer or consultant);

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

Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a Next Phase Network Group or any other feature of the Services, without Next Phase Network’s consent;

Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on Next Phase Network without Next Phase Network’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 Next Phase Network without the consent of Next Phase Network;

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 Next Phase Network, such as its mobile applications, NextPhaseNetwork.com and slideshare.net;

Override any security feature of the Services;

Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services.

 

  1. Complaints

 

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. Notices

 

If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us at:

 

Next Phase Network

550 W. Oak St

Zionsville, IN 46077

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