Date of last revision: November 2021
These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to your use of and registration with coreaffinity.com (the “Site”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR OTHERWISE UDING THE SITE
Your access to, and browsing, review and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and using the Site, you accept these Terms and Conditions, without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site. If, at any time, any part of the Terms and Conditions are no longer acceptable to you, immediately terminate your use of the Site.
RIGHT TO CHANGE, MODIFY OR DELETE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Core Affinity reserves the right to change, modify, add or delete portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice. Please re-review the Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site will mean that you accept such changes or deletions.
COPYRIGHT AND USE OF SITE CONTENT
Subject to your full compliance with these terms, Core Affinity authorizes you to view the Content, make a single copy of it, and print that copy, but only for your own lawful, personal, noncommercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content, and provided that the Content, or any part thereof, is not modified.
RESPONSES TO ONLINE REQUESTS
From time to time, Core Affinity may offer to provide information or materials via e-mail or otherwise to interested persons. Core Affinity reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.
You may use the Site for lawful purposes only. You may not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site, any Content that is any of the following:
is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening, or otherwise objectionable to Core Affinity in the Company’s sole discretion;
contains computer viruses, worms, moles or other contaminating or destructive elements;
violates the rights of others, such as Content that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity;
contains any false or misleading statement;
contains advertising; or
otherwise violates any applicable criminal or civil law. You may not use the Site for any commercial purpose and may not distribute over the Site any solicitation of funds, goods and services. In addition, you may not use the Site to solicit subscribers to join other online information services that are competitive with the Site.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND REMOVAL
Core Affinity prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on the Site, please write to Core Affinity at the below address, giving a written statement that contains the following information: (a) an identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) an identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the right. Core Affinity will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions. Core Affinity’s contact for submission of notices under this section is: LEGAL DEPARTMENT, Core Affinity 803 W. Broad Street, Suite 730, Falls Church, Virginia 22046.
Core Affinity does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Users’ Content displayed, uploaded, posted on any message board, or otherwise distributed through the Site by any subscriber, information provider or any other third party. Core Affinity expressly disclaims any liability related to Users’ Content, and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such Subscriber Content shall be at your sole risk.
The Site may contain links to sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties (the “External Sites”). You acknowledge that Core Affinity is not responsible for the availability of, or the content or software applications located on or through any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or External Sites.
When registering with or applying to Core Affinity you must provide accurate, complete, and current registration information and you agree to provide Core Affinity with any updates to that information promptly after such changes occur.
Individual subscriptions to the Site are available only to persons who are at least 18 years of age. Minors may receive access keys or user id/passwords only as part of an authorized group subscription. Your right to use the Site is personal to you and cannot be transferred to any other person.
You shall be responsible for obtaining communication services, computer equipment and other products or services necessary to access and use the Site. You shall be responsible for all charges associated with accessing and maintaining a connection to the Site including, but not limited to, charges imposed by an Internet service provider, or your local telephone company.
ACCESS TO AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE
The Site may become unavailable to you as a result of maintenance, malfunction of computer hardware or software, or for other reasons, and may result in damages to your systems or operations. You shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any information or content obtained from the Site does not contain any virus, worm, mole or other computer software code or subroutine designed to disable, erase, impair or otherwise damage your systems, software, or data.
RESTRICTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
Core Affinity reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability and without any obligation to refund any portion of fees paid for any product or service.
Core Affinity may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site feature, database, or content, without prior notice or liability.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NEITHER CORE AFFINITY, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. NEITHER CORE AFFINITY NOR ANY PROVIDER OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WARRANTS THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DOES CORE AFFINITY, ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 THAT PROVIDES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES
NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MIGHT HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” Limitation of Liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CORE AFFINITY NOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PAST OR PRESENT OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES ATTORNEYS, LICENSORS OR INFORMATION PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF CORE AFFINITY, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold Core Affinity, and all of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and past and present officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, information providers, attorneys, representatives licensors and information providers (collectively, the ” Core Affinity Representatives”) harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by Core Affinity or any Core Affinity Representative in connection with any claim arising out of any use or alleged use by you of this site or arising out of or in relation to any breach by you of the Terms and conditions, or the representations, warranties and covenants you made by agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. Core Affinity reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate reasonably with Core Affinity’s defense of such claim. Choice of Law.
The Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to conflict of laws principles.
The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
NO AMENDMENT OR WAIVER
The Terms and Conditions may not be amended except in writing signed by both parties and no waiver by either party shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, unless such a waiver is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Core Affinity.
This is the Privacy Statement and Policy (“Privacy Statement”) for Core Affinity and its affiliates (“Core Affinity”).
Core Affinity understands that your privacy is important. Core Affinity is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials on coreaffinity.com (the “Site”), including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to Core Affinity in response to an email request for information or other outreach from Core Affinity, or through Core Affinity’s employment application processes, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Core Affinity may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. Core Affinity does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website and expressly consenting where required (for instance, when submitting your application), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT
What information do we collect?
Core Affinity collects information from you when you create your account for the Site, request copies of publications, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, databases, or register for conferences and other Core Affinity-sponsored events. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to create an account for the Site, request copies of publications, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities.
Personal information that we collect includes names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, unique personal identifiers, financial information, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information.
In addition, we sometimes aggregate demographic information and the types of systems and browsers of users Core Affinity also may conduct user surveys on the Web or use technologies to provide Core Affinity with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is relevant to user needs, and the like.
How do we use personal information?
The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:
(i) for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by Core Affinity.
(ii) on the basis of your consent. Insofar as you have granted us consent to the processing of personal information for specific purposes (for example, your application form for employment with Core Affinity), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
(iii) for compliance with a legal obligation. This includes anti-fraud and anti-money laundering measures as well as tax and social security requirements.
We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that Core Affinity itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, Core Affinity may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to Core Affinity.
HOW WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our Website include:
Because Core Affinity is a global organization we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the Site or through other means across the Core Affinity group of companies to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world, including outside of the EEA. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g. USA where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. In addition, the Site may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Site, submitting information through this site, or submitting personal information to Core Affinity through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Core Affinity retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to Core Affinity e-mail newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which promotions, news, and information you would like to receive at the time of sign up, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use the following types of cookies:
“Required Cookies” are required to operate this site.
“Functional Cookies” are used to store choices and preferences, providing a convenient browsing experience.
“Advertising Cookies” are used by us or third-party providers to analyze how the Site and our services are used, including the following types:
Pardot. This website uses marketing automation cookies placed by Pardot and Salesforce. Pardot tracks visitor and prospect activities on our website and landing pages by setting cookies on your browsers. Cookies are set to remember preferences (like form field values) when you return to our site following a previous visit. Pardot also sets a cookie for logged-in users to maintain the session and remember table filters.
Pardot sets first-party cookies for tracking purposes, to allow us to improve our content, and sets third-party cookies for redundancy. Using first-party and third-party cookies together is standard in the marketing automation industry. Pardot cookies don’t store personally identifying information, only a unique identifier. Pardot sets first-party cookies on tracker subdomains and Pardot domains.
Web beacons. This website includes a web beacon, which is a graphic image, in a majority of the HTML email messages we send. Core Affinity uses web beacons, alone or in conjunction, with cookies to compile information about your usage of Core Affinity websites and interaction with emails from Core Affinity. We use the capability to determine whether or not an email has been received, opened, or when an URL has been clicked inside of an email that directs you to one of Core Affinity’s websites. These web beacons are used to: (i) operate and improve Core Affinity websites, services, and email communications, (ii) send emails in a format users can read and (iii) track the aggregate number of emails opened. The web beacon does not collect your personal information, however, the information compiled by the web beacon allows us to tie a user to information Core Affinity has collected in data collection process as set out in this Privacy Statement. You may refuse the use of web beacons by selecting the appropriate settings on your email program to disable image and refraining from clicking on any links in email messages.
By continuing to browse or use our Sites and services, you agree that we can store and access cookies and other tracking technologies as described herein. To view a detailed list of cookies used on coreaffinity.com, click here.
Core Affinity has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally identifiable information, Core Affinity cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons and Core Affinity cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website contains links to other Web sites not operated by Core Affinity.
Core Affinity is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-Core Affinity websites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
Core Affinity complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Core Affinity may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.
Core Affinity understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.
USE OF CORE AFFINITY WEBSITES
For further questions you may contact the appropriate data protection point of contact:
Data Protection Office
803 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
California residents may exercise their privacy rights by calling us toll-free at +1.888.203.4225 and leaving us a message.
What types of cookies does Core Affinity use?
We describe the categories of cookies Core Affinity and its affiliates use below.
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the site and use its core features. These cookies are also used to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in), recognize the platform from which you access the site, and provide secure, enhanced and more personal features.
These cookies facilitate navigation through the site and savings of preferences and content.
All cookies are session cookies.
This Site uses the following functional cookies from Core Affinity:
This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects our site against spam enquiries on contact forms. This is a persistent cookie that persists in the browser for up to 6 months.
This Site uses the following functional cookies from Google:
Persistent or Performance Cookies
We make use of analytic cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Site and to monitor Site performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Site. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us.
This site currently uses the following cookies from Adobe Analytics:
All other cookies are persistent cookies that persist in the browser (unless deleted) ranging from 10 minutes to up to three years.
Pardot is used by Core Affinity to track visitor and prospect activities on Core Affinity’s website and landing pages by setting cookies on your browsers.
This site currently uses the following cookies from Pardot:
YouTube is used by Core Affinity to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services.
YSC is a session cookie. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE is persistent cookie that persist in the browser for up to six months.
This site currently uses the following cookies from Youtube:
Advertising cookies (or targeting cookies) collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used by services provided by third parties on this Site, such as ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons in addition to providing the requested functionality. Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that you (or more accurately your device has) have visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our Site and when you use their services and navigate away from our Site.
Their privacy practices are set out below:
In addition to the cookies set by third parties set out above, the following other advertising cookies are also used:
LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. These cookies enable behavioral advertising and analytics by LinkedIn. lang is a session cookie. All other cookies are persistent that persist in the browser for up to two years.
Use of IP addresses and web logs
We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site and to improve the service we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.
We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.
Please note that this cookies policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.
Changes to the Cookies Policy