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Last Updated: December 6, 2019

Welcome to the Robert Half websites and the Robert Half mobile application together with any materials and services available therein, and successor site(s) thereto (individually referred to as the “Site” or collectively as the “Sites” ), which are operated by Robert Half International Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Robert Half” or “we” or “us”).

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) state the terms and conditions governing your use of and access to the Sites and constitute a legally binding contract between you and Robert Half. These Terms incorporate any additional terms and conditions posted by Robert Half through the Sites, or otherwise made available to you by Robert Half.

The Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Robert Half may use and disclose information that we may collect about all users and viewers through the Sites.

PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS AND POLICY CAREFULLY. YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SITES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF, AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY, THESE TERMS AND POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND POLICY, THEN YOU MUST NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITES.

We may change these Terms and/or Policy from time to time by notifying you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting revised Terms or Policy through the Sites. Any such changes will not apply to any dispute between you and us arising prior to the date on which we posted the revised Terms or Policy incorporating such changes, or otherwise notified you of such changes.

In the event of a conflict between these Terms and/or Policy, and any other applicable terms or agreement fully executed by you and Robert Half (“Other Terms”), the Other Terms shall control.

The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when these Terms and Policy were last changed. We may, at any time and without liability, modify or discontinue all or part of the Sites (including access to the Sites via any third-party links); or offer opportunities to some or all Site users. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Terms and/or Policy on the Sites. Your use of the Sites following these changes means that you accept the revised Terms and/or Policy.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

Terms of Use

1. ELIGIBILITY

By using the Sites, you affirm that you are of legal age to enter into these Terms. If you are an individual accessing or using the Sites on behalf of, or for the benefit of, any corporation, partnership or other entity with which you are associated (an “Organization”), then you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of yourself and such Organization, and you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to bind such Organization to these Terms. References to “you” and “your” in these Terms will refer to both the individual using the Sites and to any such Organization.

The Sites are controlled or operated (or both) from the United States, and are not intended to subject Robert Half to any non-U.S. jurisdiction or law. The Sites may not be appropriate or available for use in some non-U.S. jurisdictions. Any use of the Sites are at your own risk, and you must comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in doing so. We may limit the Sites’ availability at any time, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that we choose.

2. LICENSE

Subject to and conditioned on your compliance with these Terms, Robert Half grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, revocable license to access and use the Sites, and to download copies of the materials that we make available for download on the Sites, in each case solely for your personal and non-commercial use.

The Sites, including all content, information, and materials incorporated into or made available through the Sites, are the exclusive property of Robert Half or its suppliers, and is protected by U.S. and international law. You agree not to access or use the Sites, or any content, information, or materials incorporated into or made available through the Sites, except as expressly permitted under these Terms.

All trademarks, service marks, and logos displayed on the Sites (the “Marks”) are the exclusive property of Robert Half or their respective third party owners. Except for your right to view Marks on our Site, you are not granted any rights to the Marks. Nothing in the Sites grant, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Marks displayed on the Sites.

3. USER SUBMITTED MATERIALS

The Sites include functionality to enable you to upload your résumé and/or other employment- and career-related information, and may also enable you to submit comments and materials through interactive features such as message boards and other forums, and chatting, commenting and other messaging functionality (all such résumés, information, comments, and materials are “Submitted Materials”). For clarity, you retain ownership of your Submitted Materials. You hereby grant Robert Half a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to reproduce, distribute, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), create derivative works of, adapt, modify and otherwise use and exploit such Submitted Materials, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed, and for any purpose (including promotional purposes, such as testimonials).

In addition, if you provide to us any ideas, proposals, suggestions or other materials (“Feedback”), whether related to the Sites or otherwise, such Feedback will be deemed Submitted Materials, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that such Feedback is not confidential, and that your provision of such Feedback is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction, and does not place Robert Half under any fiduciary or other obligation.

You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant the licenses granted in this section, and that your Submitted Materials, and your provision thereof through and in connection with the Sites, are complete and accurate, and are not fraudulent, tortious or otherwise in violation of any applicable law or any right of any third party. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding each Submission that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.

Robert Half may (but has no obligation to) screen, monitor, evaluate and remove any Submitted Materials at any time and for any reason, or analyze your access to and use of the Sites. We may disclose information regarding your access to and use of the Sites, and the circumstances surrounding such access and use, to anyone for any reason or purpose.

For clarity, certain information that you provide to Robert Half through the Sites may also be governed by Robert Half’s Privacy Policy, located below. You represent and warrant that any information you provide in connection with the Sites are and will remain accurate and complete, and that you will maintain and update such information as needed.

4. RULES OF CONDUCT

In connection with the Sites, you agree NOT to:

  • Post, transmit or otherwise make available through or in connection with the Sites any materials that are or may be: (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating, or otherwise fail to respect the rights and dignity of others; (b) defamatory, libelous, fraudulent or otherwise tortious; (c) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (d) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right, without the express prior written consent of the applicable owner.
  • Insert or permit to be inserted, any malicious or harmful software into the Sites, including but not limited to any software designed to (a) make unauthorized changes to or cause damage to the Sites or Third Party Materials as defined below; (b) copy, provide unauthorized access to, or prevent authorized access to the Sites; or (c) prevent detection of any unauthorized invasion of the Sites (“Malware”).
  • Use the Sites for any commercial purpose, or for any purpose that is fraudulent or otherwise tortious or unlawful.
  • Harvest or collect information about users of the Sites.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Sites or the servers or networks used to make the Sites available, including by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site; or violate any requirement, procedure or policy of such servers or networks.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Sites.
  • Reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, sell, rent, lease, loan, timeshare, distribute or otherwise exploit any portion of (or any use of) the Sites except as expressly authorized herein.
  • Reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site, except where such restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law.
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Sites.
  • Frame or mirror any portion of the Sites, or otherwise incorporate any portion of the Sites into any product or service.
  • Systematically download and store Site content.
  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or otherwise gather Site content, or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Sites, without Robert Half’s express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to compliance with any instructions posted in the robots.txt file located in the Site’s root directory, Robert Half grants to the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Sites for the sole purpose of (and solely to the extent necessary for) creating publicly available, searchable indices of such materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Robert Half reserves the right to revoke such permission either generally or in specific cases, at any time and without notice.

5. THIRD PARTY MATERIALS

The Sites may make available or provide links to third party websites, content, or information (“Third Party Materials”). Robert Half does not control, and is not responsible for, any Third Party Materials and the availability of any Third Party Materials on the Site does not imply endorsement of, or affiliation with the provider of Third Party Materials. Your use of Third Party Materials is at your own risk.

6. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Robert Half, and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees from any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses and fees (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your access to or use of, or activities in connection with, the Sites (including any Submitted Materials), or your violation or alleged violation of these Terms or the Privacy Policy. You may not enter into a settlement of a claim that involves a resolution other than one consisting solely of a monetary settlement, without Robert Half’s prior written consent. This indemnity obligation shall survive the termination of this Agreement

7. DISCLAIMER

THE SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND ROBERT HALF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND TITLE, AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR USAGE OR TRADE.

While we try to maintain the timeliness, integrity and security of the Sites, we do not guarantee that the Sites are or will remain updated, complete, correct or secure, or that access to the Sites will be uninterrupted. The Sites may include inaccuracies, errors and materials that violate or conflict with these Terms. Additionally, third parties may make unauthorized alterations to the Sites.

Further, without limiting the foregoing, Robert Half (a) does not guarantee that you will receive any employment or job offers through the Sites; (b) will not be responsible for any employment offers or listings, employment screenings, employment decisions, or actual employment presented by third parties; and (c) is neither your employer nor your agent based solely on your usage of the Sites. You must use your own judgment in evaluating any prospective employers and any Third Party Materials.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU AGREE ROBERT HALF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE OR DATA, LOSS OF OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR LOSS OF SECURITY OF SUBMITTED MATERIALS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION BY THIRD PARTIES OF ANY SUBMITTED MATERIALS), EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU FURTHER AGREE ROBERT HALF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR FROM ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, INCLUDING FROM ANY MALWARE OR ANY VIRUS, WORM, HACK, OR MALICIOUS SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITES. YOU AGREE THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ROBERT HALF FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE $100.

Applicable law may not allow for limitations on certain implied warranties, or exclusions or limitations of certain damages; solely to the extent that such law applies to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply to you, and you may have certain additional rights.

9. TERMINATION

Robert Half may terminate or suspend your access to the Sites at any time, with or without cause or notice, including if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. Upon any such termination or suspension, (a) your right to access and use the Sites will immediately cease; (b) Robert Half may immediately deactivate or delete your user name, password and account; (c) Robert Half will be under no obligation to maintain or provide you with access to any materials associated with your account (including Submitted Materials), and may retain or delete such materials in Robert Half’s sole discretion; and (d) except for the license granted to you to access and use the Sites, the remaining provisions of these Terms will survive and continue in effect.

10. NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Sites infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send to Robert Half a written notice by mail, e-mail or fax, requesting that Robert Half remove such material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send to Robert Half a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices must be sent in writing to:

Copyright Agent
Robert Half International Inc.
Attn: Jeffrey Chow, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Department
2884 Sand Hill Road
Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (650) 234-6000

We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice or counter-notice.

11. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION

These Terms are governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the state (a) where you use or access the Sites, or (b) if a dispute arises relating to your consideration for hire or your hiring, the state in which the job opportunity at issue is located.

12. GENERAL

These Terms do not, and will not be construed to, create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Robert Half. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our express prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of our rights or obligations under these Terms without restriction. No waiver by either party of any breach or default under these Terms will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is for convenience only, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision. All terms defined in the singular will have the same meanings when used in the plural, where appropriate and unless otherwise specified. Any use of the term “including” or variations thereof in these Terms will be construed as if followed by the phrase “without limitation.” These Terms, including any terms and conditions incorporated herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and Robert Half relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements or understandings between you and Robert Half relating to such subject matter. Notices to you (including notices of changes to these Terms) may be made via posting to the Sites or by e-mail (including in each case via links), or by regular mail. Without limitation, a printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Robert Half will not be responsible for any failure to fulfill any obligation due to any cause beyond its control.

13. ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD

You may need to register for an account to use all or portions of the Sites. We may reject, or require that you change, any username, password or other information that you provide to us in registering. You, and not Robert Half, are responsible for the security of and any use or misuse of your username or password. In particular, it is your sole responsibility to (a) maintain the confidentiality of your account login and password; (b) frequently update and revise your password; and (c) promptly notify Robert Half if there is any unauthorized use of your account(s) or any breach of security by contacting us in accordance with the “CONTACT US” section below.

14. CUSTOMERS

If you register as a Customer of Robert Half on the Sites, you may be able to

  • create new orders;
  • review and modify existing orders;
  • review details for each order, including Candidate information;
  • update your contact information;
  • view Candidate recommendations; and
  • review and approve timesheets for Robert Half personnel currently working on assignment with you.

PAYMENTS THROUGH THE SITE

If you wish to pay an outstanding invoice through the Sites (each such payment, a "Transaction"), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Transaction including, without limitation, your bank information routing number, bank account number, bank account type, credit card number, card verification number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, billing phone number, and email. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. To process your payment, Robert Half uses CyberSource, an independent third party and subsidiary of Visa Inc. CyberSource controls the security and performance of its payment processing services. Please refer to the CyberSource terms, conditions and privacy policies governing your payment located at www.cybersource.com. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction. Robert Half or our agents may call or contact you regarding your account or your Transactions. You agree that we may place such calls or contact you relating to the Transaction.

15. CANDIDATES

Registration

If you register as a Candidate on the Site, you may be automatically enrolled in other Robert Half offerings designed to assist you in finding a job, such as Robert Half Direct. You may be able to update your job search criteria and preferences, upload and update your resume, receive alerts, update your availability, view the status of your application, and provide us with additional information about you. You agree that you are solely responsible for all activities undertaken within your account(s).

As part of the registration process, we may require you to provide us with certain information including, but not limited to, your resume, name, email address, phone number, work history, education, experience, pay/compensation expectations and geographic location (the "Candidate Information").

Authorization and Certification

You authorize Robert Half, Customers, and their respective agents to make investigations and inquiries into your employment and educational history and other related matters as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. Robert Half may use a third-party vendor to perform such investigations/inquiries. If a third-party vendor is used, you will be provided additional disclosures and authorization forms as required by applicable laws prior to a third party performing such investigations/inquiries.

You release employers, schools, and other persons from all liability in responding to inquiries connected with your application and you specifically authorize the release of information by any schools, businesses, individuals, services or other entities listed by you in the Candidate Information. Furthermore, you authorize Robert Half and its agents to release any reference information to Customers who request such information for purposes of evaluating your credentials, skills and experience and you acknowledge that Customers may reach out to you directly.

You certify as to the accuracy of the Candidate Information and in any resume or other work history information. You understand that any misstatement of fact may cause you to be refused employment by Customer, to lose your employment once hired by Customer, or may result in removal of your account from the Site. You are responsible to keep Candidate Information accurate, complete, and up-to-date all the time.

No Charge

There is no charge for Candidates to use the Sites. Neither Robert Half nor Customers will require a payment from you.

Confidentiality

You agree that by using the Sites as a Candidate, Robert Half may contact you via the phone number (via text or call) provided to Robert Half, including cell phone numbers. You also agree that by using the Sites, Robert Half may provide you with job opportunity or general employment information by sending email to you at the email address provided to Robert Half.

16. ROBERT HALF DIRECT

Introduction

The Robert Half Direct functionality within the Site and Robert Half’s mobile application (the “App”) (individually or together the “Robert Half Direct”) are operated by Robert Half International Inc. though its division Robert Half Direct. The term "Candidate" refers to users of Robert Half Direct whether through the website or the App, who are seeking employment opportunities. The term "Robert Half Direct Customer" refers to those interested in hiring Candidates through Robert Half Direct. Robert Half Direct is an online tool that uses proprietary algorithms to match Candidates to jobs and allows Robert Half Direct Customers to connect directly with Candidates seeking full-time employment.

If you elect to utilize Robert Half Direct, you agree to these additional terms in this section entitled “ROBERT HALF DIRECT.”

Description of Services

After a Candidate creates an account and completes a profile at the Robert Half Direct, his/her Candidate Information may be viewed by Robert Half Direct Customers according to Robert Half’s matching algorithm. Robert Half Direct Customers will have the opportunity to engage with Candidates with skills and experience that match Customer’s job requirements. A Candidate may receive notification from Robert Half Direct regarding a Robert Half Direct Customer’s interest in the Candidate and details about the job. A Candidate may, in his/her sole discretion, respond to any Robert Half Direct Customer that has contacted him or her via the Site, to accept or reject any interview requests. All requests for interviews by Robert Half Direct Customers through Robert Half Direct do not guarantee a final job or job offer, or a job offer at any particular level of compensation.

Robert Half Direct enables Candidates and Robert Half Direct Customers to connect with the Robert Half team and/or with each other. Candidates and Robert Half Direct Customers are solely responsible for the information provided in any resume or profile, any requests for interviews or offers made, any issues arising from an acceptance or denial of employment, and any other issues arising from the use of the Site. Robert Half does not provide any guarantee or assurances regarding the hiring or interviewing process. Robert Half does not have input into the Robert Half Direct Customer’s hiring process. Robert Half is not responsible for and does not guarantee job postings or wages or benefits presented by Robert Half Direct Customers.

Robert Half is not a third party to or liable for any agreements between any Robert Half Direct Customers and Candidates, regardless of whether or not Robert Half receives a fee from Robert Half Direct Customer in connection with the transaction. Candidates will not pay any fees to Robert Half or Robert Half Direct Customer.

Robert Half Direct Customers

If you are a Robert Half Direct Customer, the Terms of Service for Robert Half Direct Customers state the terms and conditions governing your use of Robert Half’s placement services, including your use of and access to the Site. If you have a question regarding those terms, please send an email to [email protected].

Candidates

Registration

Once you have created an account(s) with Robert Half Direct, a member of the Robert Half Direct team ("Success Manager") may reach out to you via the email address or phone number you provided, and work with you to finalize your Candidate profile. The Success Manager may continue to work with you throughout your use of Robert Half Direct.

Candidate’s Responsibility

Any initial communication between you and any Robert Half Direct Customer matched with shall be made exclusively through Robert Half Direct. Further communication with Robert Half Direct Customer may only take place outside of the Site after a Customer requests an interview with Candidate and Candidate accepts the interview through Robert Half Direct. You further agree not to independently attempt to contact any Robert Half Direct Customer through an alternative means outside Robert Half Direct.

You agree to promptly notify your Success Manager if you accept a job offer. You further agree to provide the details of the position, including, but not limited to, scope of role, total compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. Should your employment not commence with the Robert Half Direct Customer or is terminated within ninety (90) days from the agreed-upon start, you agree to promptly notify your Success Manager or the Site.

Contact Information

If you have a question regarding Robert Half Direct, please contact your Success Manager or send an email to [email protected].

17. Contact Us

If you have any questions or complaints about the Terms or the Policy, or if you would like to update any personal information you have provided to us, please contact us at:

Mailing Address:
The Webmaster
Robert Half International Inc.
2884 Sand Hill Road
Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025

Email Address: [email protected]

Please note that e-mail communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail correspondence with us.