Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 7, 2017

This Privacy Policy applies to www.CertifiedSE.com (hereinafter “we,” “our,” or the “site”). We adopted this Privacy Policy to explain the types of information collected through the site and how such information may be utilized or shared.

By using this site, you agree to be contractually bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy. If you do not so agree, you should immediately discontinue use of this Site.

Information You Submit to Us Through the Site

You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to visit the public areas of the site. We do not collect personally identifiable information without your knowledge. If you choose to leave a comment in the site’s forum, you will be required to provide your name and e-mail address. We retain the right to use that information to monitor and maintain the integrity of blog comments, and for marketing communications on behalf of CertifiedSE.com.

Any information you submit to us during the certification process (except your payment information) will be shared with businesses that access the website.

Our website and services are not directed to anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If we discover that we have received personal information from anyone under the age of 18, we will delete the information.

To opt out of receiving marketing communications from us or, to be removed as a registered user of the site, please notify us at info@certifiedse.com, or utilize the “unsubscribe” feature contained in a message you receive from us.

Other Sites

This site contains links to third-party websites as a convenience to you. We do not take any responsibility for the content of such third-party websites or their data-protection or data-privacy practices or policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party websites.

Security

This site is not designed to store sensitive information and you should not use it for that purpose. It is hosted by a third-party vendor and is protected by the third party’s security protocols. We have no control over such security protocols and cannot guarantee or ensure the safety or security of information you enter on the site.

Changes

We may periodically revise this Privacy Policy. All revisions will be posted here. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest version of the Privacy Policy. Each time you access this site, you agree to any revised terms or conditions contained herein. If you do not agree to future revisions, do not use this site after the effective date of such revisions.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy or privacy practices, please contact us by email at info@certifiedse.com.

Terms of Use

Effective Date: December 7, 2017

Welcome to www.CertifiedSE.com (hereinafter the “site”). We have adopted these Terms of Use to explain how the site is to be used.

By using this site or making a purchase on this site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to use the site only for legal purposes and only for the purposes for which the site is intended.

Nonexclusive License

Individuals who receive a certification through the site are granted an annual, nonexclusive, nontransferable and revocable right to use the CertifiedSE logo, reference the name CertifiedSE or hyperlink to the site.  Upon the expiration of an individual’s CertifiedSE certification, the individual’s rights as described in this paragraph immediately terminate, unless the individual renews such certification for an additional one-year term. Any unauthorized use of the CertifiedSE logo, or other proprietary graphics or material without the express prior written permission of CertifiedSE, is strictly prohibited.

Information You Submit to Us Through the Site

Any information you submit in connection with the certification process will be made available to any business that submits a request through the site for such information. A requesting company must attest that it is seeking your information for one of the following purposes:

  • it intends to engage you,
  • it is conducting a preventative audit of your independent-contractor relationship, or
  • in the context of a dispute concerning your status as an independent contractor.

The following information you submit in connection with the certification process will be made available to any business or person that accesses the CertifiedSE database:

  • Business name
  • City and state of business location
  • Description of services you provide
  • Contact information, e.g., business email address
  • CertifiedSE status

Information Only

The content contained in this site, or contained in any communications you receive from CertifiedSE, is for information only; it does not constitute legal, tax or other professional advice. It is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. We make no representation that the content is current, complete or accurate.

CertifiedSE expressly disclaims any and all liability for actions taken, or actions not taken, based on the content of this site.

CertifiedSE status does not convey any assurance of independent-contractor status for purpose of any statute, law, regulation or ordinance, or under common law, and may not be relied upon as such. Such a legal determination will turn on many factors, which can vary with each client engagement. It is not intended to confer, and may not be relied upon for establishing, any specific legally recognized status.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Damages

CERTIFIEDSE DOES NOT CONVEY ANY ASSURANCE THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO OBTAINS A CERTIFIEDSE CERTIFICATION WILL BE DETERMINED AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RELATIVE TO ANY SPECIFIC PERSON FOR PURPOSES OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, STATUTE, REGULATION OR ORDINANCE, OR UNDER THE COMMON LAW. SUCH A LEGAL DETERMINATION WILL DEPEND ON MANY FACTORS, WHICH CAN VARY WITH EACH CLIENT ENGAGEMENT. AN INDIVIDUAL WHO OBTAINS A CERTIFIEDSE CERTIFICATION HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS SATISFIED THE CERTIFIEDSE CRITERIA, BUT NOTHING MORE.

CERTIFIEDSE RETAINS THE RIGHT TO MODIFY ANY ASPECT OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVICES AT ANY TIME, AND DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THIS WEBSITE OR OFFER ITS SERVICES FOR ANY SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME. MOREOVER, CERTIFIEDSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ITS WEBSITE WILL BE ACTIVE AND AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES, OR THAT IT WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNICAL PROBLEMS THAT DISRUPT ITS OPERATION.

NEITHER CERTIFIEDSE NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES CERTIFIEDSE OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES (IF ANY) WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES BEING EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER CERTIFIEDSE NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES SUFFERED BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE OPERATION OR MALFUNCTION OF THE WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT IN ANY WAY HOLD CERTIFIEDSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, (INCLUDING THOSE WITH WHOM CERTIFIEDSE MAY CONTRACT TO OPERATE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF THE WEBSITE).

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST CERTIFIEDSE FOR ANY FAILURE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE FOR CERTIFIEDSE TO USE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO EFFECTUATE A REPAIR OF THE WEBSITE.

Third-Party Websites

As a convenience, the site includes links to third-party websites. CertifiedSE does not maintain such third-party websites and hereby disclaims any responsibility for the content on such third-party websites or for the services or products such third parties offer.

Modification

CertifiedSE reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest version of the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to future revisions, do not use this site after the effective date of such revisions.

Copyright

The reproduction, copying or distribution of information on the site for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. To request permission, please contact info@certifiedse.com.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use shall be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, except for its conflicts of laws principles.

These Terms of Use supersede any and all prior terms of use, agreements and understandings, oral or written, express or implied.

 

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