End User Terms of Use

We want you to enjoy your experience using the OfficeAccord service. We ask that you please abide by the terms of use below.

Updated January 19, 2016

By clicking the “Submit” button on the log-in page of your OfficeAccord Site, you are confirming that you have read and accept this Terms of Use (Agreement) in its entirety. This service is being provided “as is” and is intended for the use of of your organization (Customer) and its employees (Users). This service will be made available to Users during the period as agreed between the service provider OfficeAccord LLC (OfficeAccord) and Customer.  You hereby acknowledge that OfficeAccord and Customer have granted you a nonexclusive, non-transferable, terminable, limited, non-sub-licensable license to use and operate this proprietary software (Software).  You acknowledge the Software is the proprietary information of OfficeAccord who retain exclusive title to their intellectual property rights to the Software. OfficeAccord reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement. Your rights granted to you above are conditional upon your compliance with the following obligations: (a) You will not copy the Software or documentation, in whole or in part; (b) You will not transfer, assign, lease, lend or rent the Software or documentation, or otherwise provide or make the functionality thereof available to third parties except as expressly authorized in this Agreement; (c) You will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, modify or create derivative works of this Software or documentation nor permit any third party to do so, except to the extent such restrictions are prohibited by applicable mandatory local law; (d) You will not disclose to any third party any comparison of the results of operation of the Software with other products; (e) You will not delete or in any manner alter the copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices appearing on the Software as delivered by OfficeAccord; (f) in the event the services terminate for any reason, OfficeAccord may destroy or otherwise dispose of any and all data created in the Software that you have made in its possession.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.  Users of this service are neither to use the Software to profit from other Users, nor use this service in any way that harms the health, reputation, or integrity of oneself, other colleagues, or Customer. You hereby agree that both Customer and OfficeAccord are not a party to any agreement or transaction between Users.  You also agree that neither Customer nor OfficeAccord are liable in respect of any matter arising from a dispute between Users or others affected by User’s use of the service. In the event that any User fails to comply with any of these or other guidelines set forth by Customer, Customer reserves the right to withdraw the user account in question and suspend or withdraw all access and services to said User without notice. OfficeAccord and Customer reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time without notice and without liability to Users. Users will be deemed to have accepted any varied conditions of this Agreement that are made available via this Terms of Use.

In no event will OfficeAccord, its employees, agents, and sub-contractors be liable to Customer, its Users or to any third party for damages including loss of use, data, business or profits, revenue, goodwill, anticipated savings, or for the cost of procuring substitute products. OfficeAccord shall not be liable whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses or loss or corruption of data or information, or pure economic loss, or for any special, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses however arising under this Agreement.

Please post responsibly.

Some general guidelines when using OfficeAccord

1) Can I post items for sale from a family member or friend (e.g., a car, sofa, etc.)?

Yes, as long as it is a personal item and not one purchased for the purpose of reselling for a profit.

2) Can I post services of a friend or relative such as a hair salon, auto repair service or a restaurant?

No. This tool should not be used as a tool to solicit work for businesses.

3) Do the guidelines allow me to sell homemade products (e.g., bird houses, candies, jewelry, etc.) on this tool, or homemade products made by a relative or friend?

Yes, as long as they are made as a hobby as opposed to a business and were not bought from someone else for the purpose of using this tool to resell for a profit.

4) Can I post information about non-profit/charitable (e.g., school, church, etc.) activities?

Yes. The exception to the rule against commercial solicitations is that employees are allowed to post notices announcing charitable events (including fundraising activity) such as a half-marathon or performance. No solicitations should be made for non-charitable organizations (e.g. political parties, political candidates, etc.)

5) Can I post information to rent my condo, mobile home, townhouse, single family house, etc.?

Yes, as long as it is not managed under a formal form of business entity such as an LLC, S Corporation, etc. In that circumstance, you would be soliciting for a business which is prohibited in accordance to our guidelines.

6) Can this tool be used to ask for a referral for a service like a plumber or a real estate agency?

Yes, although responses to referral requests should not be posted on this tool. Our intent is to allow employees to benefit from the good experiences that other employees have had with a service provider. This tool should not be used as a tool to solicit work for businesses. If a referral is provided, it should be responded to via e-mail or telephone call, not via this tool.

7) My neighbor’s dog just had puppies. Can I post information about the sale of those puppies?

Yes, unless your neighbor is a professional dog breeder.

8) Can I post tickets for an event (i.e., symphony, football tickets, etc.) on this tool?

It depends. If you purchased tickets that you need to sell because you will not be able to attend the event, then the answer is yes. You may sell those tickets only at face value or less than face value. If you are promoting events or selling tickets and you receive any kind of payment from an event sponsor, you may not post that information on this tool. Such back-end marketing is considered commercial solicitation and is not allowed.

9) Are there any restrictions on when I use this tool?

Use of this tool should not interfere with your work activities. It is each individual’s responsibility not to abuse this privilege.

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