Grindstone User Agreement/ Terms of Service
I (and, if under age 18, my parents or guardians) hereby release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Grindstone, its founder, director(s), and other organizers, from and against any and all claims, causes of action and liability arising from or in any way connected with my participation with Grindstone.
Grindstone exists to connect skilled high school students with the opportunities and experiences around them. Unique opportunities build who they are and teach them valuable life lessons that cannot be learned in school.
We strive to ensure that the employers find the right students for the job, and the students find the right opportunities that interest them.
Grindstone - The Student Job Platform LLC, (“Grindstone,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its website located at https://www.grindstoneapp.com/ (the “Site”) and through its mobile applications and related services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Platform”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms of Service”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. We will also notify you, either through the Platform user interface, in an email notification or through other reasonable means. Any such changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after they are posted, except that changes addressing new functions of the Platform or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Platform after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
Our Customer Support team is available if you have any questions regarding the Site or Terms of Service. Contacting our Customer Support team can be performed by submitting a request here; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Access and Use of the Platform
Our Platform only enables connections between Users. Grindstone is not responsible for the performance of Users, nor does it have control over the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any other aspect whatsoever related to any Users, the services provided by such Users, or the integrity, responsibility, qualifications or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Users. Grindstone makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, or accuracy of the services requested and provided by Users identified through our Platform whether in public, private, or offline interactions.
If you are under 13 you may not use this Site or the Grindstone services. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.
Covered Communications: Communications covered by this Consent include disclosures and communications we provide to you including but not limited to: (i) terms of service, disclosures privacy statements or notices and any changes; (ii) transaction histories, paystubs, receipts and confirmations; (iii) disclosures and other notices or Communications provided in connection with background checks; and (iv) customer service communications.
Receiving Communications: Grindstone, and other service providers and affiliates of Grindstone may provide Communications to you by email, text message, in-app message or by making them accessible on the Grindstone website, mobile application, or mobile website (including via links and attachments provided in the app, on the website, and in emails). Communications will be provided online and will be viewable using browser software, the mobile app and/or PDF viewer software. You should print and save and/or electronically store a copy of all Communications that we send to you electronically.
Member Account, and Security: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Grindstone of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Platform. Grindstone will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
Modifications to Platform: Grindstone reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Platform (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Grindstone will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Platform.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage: You acknowledge that Grindstone may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Platform, including without limitation the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Platform and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Grindstone’s servers on your behalf. You agree that Grindstone has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Platform. You acknowledge that Grindstone reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Grindstone reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Conditions of Use
User Conduct: You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“content”) that you upload, post, publish or display (hereinafter, “upload”) or email or otherwise use via the Platform. The following are examples of the kind of content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by Grindstone. Grindstone reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Grindstone’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Platform, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. You agree to not use the Platform to:
email or otherwise upload any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of Grindstone, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Platform, or which may expose Grindstone or its Users to any harm or liability of any type;
interfere with or disrupt the Platform or servers or networks connected to the Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Platform; or
violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Users from the Platform by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized;
further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Platform.
Interactions with Other Users: You further represent and warrant that you will fulfill the commitments you make to other Users including paying and receiving payments, communicating clearly and promptly with other Users, and being present and/or available at the time you agree upon with your Service Provider or Client as the case may be. Service Providers additionally represent and warrant that you will provide timely, high quality services to your Clients, you will only offer and provide services for which you will provide the services safely.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. GRINDSTONE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GRINDSTONE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
When interacting with other Users, you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons whom you don’t know. NEITHER GRINDSTONE NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE GRINDSTONE AND ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS FROM ANY LIABILITY RELATED THERETO. GRINDSTONE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GRINDSTONE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GRINDSTONE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM E; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE PLATFORM; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PLATFORM; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT WILL GRINDSTONE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID GRINDSTONE IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU OR BE ENFORCEABLE WITH RESPECT TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE PLATFORM OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE PLATFORM.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THE FOREGOING SECTIONS TITLED “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES” AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THESE SECTIONS IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.