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Terms of Use

BULLIT, LLC (“BULLIT,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) welcomes you.  We invite you to access and use our proprietary BULLIT platform (the “Platform”), which is made available to you via mobile application or our website located at BULLIT.me (the “Website”).

The Platform is a reputation platform that allows Registered Users to comment on and evaluate other professionals.  If you choose to register for the Platform, you provide us with your registration information, as well as the names and email addresses of the people in your professional network.  Other Registered Users of the Platform can comment on and evaluate you, which you will be aware of by monitoring your profile.  Registered Users of the Platform can also comment on and evaluate the individuals in your professional network, even if they are not Registered Users of the Platform; if these individuals are not Registered Users of the Platform, they may not be aware of the fact that they have been evaluated on the Platform until they receive an email notification from us and invitation to join the Platform.  All Registered Users of the Platform can manage their profiles through various means, such as by “hiding” negative comments and evaluations that they have received.  Our goal is to create a community of users who value respect for their fellow professionals.  We expect all users to treat each other with respect and dignity.  To learn more about our safety / anti-abuse tools, click here.

We provide access to our Platform subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.  You should check back here often to ensure that you are familiar with our current terms.  By accessing and using the Platform or by clicking “I AGREE” upon registration, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference (collectively, this “Agreement”).  You also warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction necessary for entering into a binding contract.  If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Platform.

THE SECTIONS BELOW TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION” AND “CLASS ACTION WAIVER” CONTAIN A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER.  THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.  PLEASE READ THEM.

Capitalized terms not defined in these Terms of Use shall have the meaning set forth in our Privacy Policy.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF PLATFORM

 

We provide Visitors and Registered Users with access to the Services as described below.

Visitors.  Visitors, as the term implies, are people who do not register with us, but want to explore the Platform.  No login is required for Visitors.  Visitors can: (i) view all publicly-available content on the Platform; and (ii) e-mail us.

Registered Users.  Registered Users can do all the things that Visitors can do, and: (i) create, access, manage, and update their own personal accounts on the Platform; (ii) post a review, comment or other content on the Platform (collectively, “Registered User Content”); and (iii) sign up for alerts and other notifications.

Profile.  The professional profile associated with a particular individual. Registered Users may upload Registered User Content to their own Profile or to the Profile of a colleague.

BULLIT is under no obligation to accept any individual as a Registered User and may accept or reject any registration in its sole and complete discretion.  In addition, BULLIT may deactivate or suspend any account at any time, including, without limitation, if it determines that a Registered User has violated these Terms of Use.

  1. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

BULLIT’s goal is to create a community that values respect above all else.  We require our Vistors and Registered Users to have a sense of responsibility and accountability to the community. This means a commitment that your Registered User Content will contain honest and well-meaning feedback at all times. And, while we understand that not all feedback can be positive, we require it to always be constructive. This means: if you have nothing nice or constructive to say about someone, you need to move on to another Profile.  Further, if you see something that might be harmful, you can take action: we encourage our members to protect each other from bullying and harassment, and we give you the tools to treat others the way you wish to be treated.

Click here to learn more about BULLIT’s safety/anti-abuse tools.

In furtherance of our community-focused approach, we require all Visitors and Registered Users to follow a few simple rules.  By accessing and/or using the Platform, you hereby agree to comply with the community guidelines set forth herein (collectively, the “Community Guidelines”):

  • You will comply with all applicable laws in your use of the Platform and will not use the Platform for any unlawful purpose;
  • You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any Registered User Content that:
    • infringes any copyright, trademark, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity; or
    • is defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another’s privacy, promotes violence, or contains hate speech (i.e., speech that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and/or sexual orientation/gender identity; or
    • publicly discloses any sensitive information about another person, including that person’s e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information.
  • You will not “stalk,” threaten, or otherwise harass another person;
  • You will not access or use the Platform to collect any market research for a competing business;
  • You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Platform through the use of any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Platform through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means;
  • You will not cover, obscure, block, or in any way interfere with any advertisements and/or safety features (e.g., report abuse button) on the Platform;
  • You will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Platform for any purpose without our express written permission; provided, however, we grant the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the public portions of the Platform for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly-available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials;
  • You will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure; and
  • You will let us know about inappropriate Registered User Content of which you become aware.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to review and remove any Registered User Content that is provided to the Platform.  We also reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the Platform, or any portion of the Platform, without notice.

If you have accessed or used the Platform through an application downloaded from the Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) application store (such app, the “App”), you will use the App only: (i) on an Apple-branded product that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software); and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” as defined and set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service.

  1. SIGN-IN NAME; PASSWORD; UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS

At the present time, in order to become a Registered User: (i) you must have a LinkedIn account and at least thirty (30) connections on the LinkedIn platform, and you must log-in to the Platform using your LinkedIn login; or (ii) you must have a Facebook account and at least thirty (30) friends on the Facebook platform, and you must log-in to the Platform using your Facebook log-in.  We may change these requirements at any time, and if/when we do, the following terms may apply:

If you are a Registered User and do not log into the Platform using a third-party login provider (e.g., LinkedIn or Facebook), you will be prompted to create an account, which includes a sign-in name (“Sign-In Name”), a password (“Password”), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future (“Unique Identifiers”).  When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information.  Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered User.  You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Sign-In Name, Password, and Unique Identifiers, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered or payments made through the Platform using one or more of them.  You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier.  We reserve the right to delete or change your Password, Sign-In Name, or Unique Identifier at any time and for any reason

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Platform contains material, such as software, text, graphics, images, designs, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and other material provided by or on behalf of BULLIT (collectively referred to as the “Content”).  For avoidance of doubt, Content does not include your Registered User Content.  The Content may be owned by us or third parties.  The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws.  Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement.  No other use is permitted without prior written consent from us.  You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content.  You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose.  The use or posting of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.

If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content and the Platform automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

The trademarks, service marks, and logos of BULLIT (the “BULLIT Trademarks”) used and displayed on the Platform are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of BULLIT.  Other company, product, and service names located on the Platform may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks,” and, collectively with BULLIT Trademarks, the “Trademarks”).  Nothing on the Platform should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use.  Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing.  All goodwill generated from the use of the BULLIT Trademarks inures to our benefit.

Elements of the Platform are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including, but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors.  None of the Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.

  1. REGISTERED USER CONTENT; LICENSES

 As noted above, the Platform provides Registered Users the ability to post and upload Registered User Content.  You expressly acknowledge and agree that once you submit your Registered User Content for inclusion into the Platform, it will be accessible by others, and that there is no confidentiality or privacy with respect to such Registered User Content, including, without limitation, any personally identifying information that you may make available.  YOU, AND NOT BULLIT, ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL REGISTERED USER CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, POST, E-MAIL, OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT VIA THE PLATFORM.

You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your own Registered User Content.  You do, however, hereby grant us and our sublicensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, freely sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to compile, combine with other content, copy, record, synchronize, transmit, translate, format, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise use or exploit (including for profit) your Registered User Content and all intellectual property and moral rights therein throughout the universe, in each case, by or in any means, methods, media, or technology now known or hereafter devised.  You also grant us and our sublicensees the right, but not the obligation, to use your Registered User Content, your Sign-In Name, name, likeness, and photograph in connection with any use of the related Registered User Content permitted by the previous sentence and/or to advertise and promote the Platform, BULLIT, and our products and services.  Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that uses of your Registered User Content, name, likeness, and photograph permitted by the foregoing rights and licenses may include the display of such Registered User Content, name, likeness, and photograph adjacent to advertising and other material or content, including for profit.

If you submit Registered User Content to us, each such submission constitutes a representation and warranty to BULLIT that such Registered User Content is your original creation (or that you otherwise have the right to provide the Registered User Content), that you have the rights necessary to grant to BULLIT the license to the Registered User Content as set forth above, and that it and its use by BULLIT and as permitted by this Agreement does not and will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property or moral rights of any person, or contain any libelous, defamatory, or obscene material or content that violates our Community Guidelines.

  1. ACCESSING AND DOWNLOADING AN APP FROM APPLE

 The following terms apply to the App. These terms are in addition to all other terms contained in these Terms of Use:

  • You acknowledge and agree that (i) these Terms of Use are concluded between you and BULLIT only, and not Apple, and (ii) BULLIT, not Apple, is solely responsible for the App and content thereof. Your use of the App must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.
  • You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
  • In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App to you and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. As between BULLIT and Apple, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of
  • You acknowledge that, as between BULLIT and Apple, Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
  • You acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of that App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, as between BULLIT and Apple, BULLIT, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms of Use.
  • You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
  • You acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use as related to your license of the App, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Use as related to your license of the App against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
  • Without limiting any other terms of these Terms of Use, you must comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App.

 COMMUNICATIONS WITH US

 Although we encourage you to e-mail us, we do not want you to, and you should not, e-mail us any content that contains confidential information.  With respect to all e-mails and communications you send to us, including, but not limited to, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production, and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information without compensation or attribution to you.

 NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE PLATFORM AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THAT THE PLATFORM WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE, THAT THE PLATFORM, ITS SERVERS, OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES.

WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. IN CONNECTION WITH ANY WARRANTY, CONTRACT, OR COMMON LAW TORT CLAIMS: (I) WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THE PLATFORM OR THE CONTENT OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND (II) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES THAT YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE CONTENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MONIES YOU HAVE PAID US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM DURING THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTIES IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL AFFECT ANY NON-WAIVABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT APPLY TO YOU.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PLATFORM AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL REGISTERED USER CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY REGISTERED USERS, AND NOT BY US.  BULLIT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING, POLICING, REMOVING, OR CORRECTING ANY REGISTERED USER CONTENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY OR ACCURACY OF ANY REGISTERED USER CONTENT AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL DECISIONS MADE BASED UPON SUCH REGISTERED USER CONTENT. ALL SUCH DECISIONS ARE MADE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

  1. EXTERNAL SITES

The Platform may contain links to third-party websites (“External Sites”).  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites.  The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others.  You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites.  We are not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such External Sites.  You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs.  If you decide to access linked External Sites, you do so at your own risk.

  1. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our third party service providers, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assigns harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from (i) your breach of this Agreement, (ii) your misuse of the Content or the Platform; or (iii) your violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, property, publicity, or privacy right.  We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding.  We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section.  In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.

  1. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS

The Platform is based in the United States.  We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States.  If you access or use the Platform, the Content, or the Products from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk.  Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

  1. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Platform, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability.  We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Platform at any time without prior notice or liability.

  1. COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT NOTICE

 Through the Platform, we are a provider of “interactive computer services” as defined under the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. Section 230, and as such, our liability for defamation, libel, disparagement, and other claims arising out of any Registered User Content is limited as described therein.  We are not responsible for any Registered User Content or any other information posted to the Platform by third parties.  We neither warrant the accuracy of such Registered User Content or exercise any editorial control over such Registered User Content, nor do we assume any legal obligation for editorial control of Registered User Content posted by third parties or liability in connection with such Registered User Content, including any responsibility or liability for investigating or verifying the accuracy of any Registered User Content or any other information contained in such Registered User Content.

 DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

BULLIT respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.

Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”) for the receipt of any Notification of Claimed Infringement which may be given under that Act is as follows:

Copyright Agent
BULLIT, LLC
Copyright Agent
BULLIT, LLC

P.O. Box 60128
Palo Alto, CA 94306
hello@BULLIT.me

If you believe that your work has been copied on the Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Platform where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

  1. BINDING ARBITRATION

In the event of a dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement, the Content, or the Platform (each, a “Dispute”), either party may elect to finally and exclusively resolve the dispute by binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).  Any election to arbitrate, at any time, shall be final and binding on the other party. IF EITHER PARTY CHOOSES ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL.  DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.  All disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA.  Any court in New York, New York may enforce the arbitrator’s award.  The arbitration shall be administered by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) pursuant to JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, if applicable, or otherwise pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and in accordance with the Expedited Procedures in those Rules (the “JAMS Rules”).  Such disputes will be resolved by the arbitrator as determined under the JAMS Rules.  The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online.  If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in New York, New York.  The parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.  In addition, we may litigate in court to seek injunctive relief.

  1. CLASS ACTION WAIVER

You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the Dispute between us and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.

 MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The following provisions will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement:  “Intellectual Property,” “Registered User Content; Licenses,” “Communications with Us,” “No Warranties; Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Termination of the Agreement,” “Communications Decency Act Notice,” “Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” “Binding Arbitration,” “Class Action Waiver,” and “Miscellaneous.”

Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement.  No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance.  Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter.  The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import.  This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.

Copyright 2017 BULLIT, LLC.  All rights reserved.

We at BULLIT, LLC (“BULLIT,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) have created this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared.  This Privacy Policy relates to the information collection and use practices of BULLIT in connection with our Platform.  By visiting our Platform, Visitors and Registered Users are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.

The Information We Collect

In the course of operating the Platform, we will collect (and/or receive) the following types of information. You authorize us to collect and/or receive such information.

  1. Personal Information

At the present time, you must log-in to the Platform using either your LinkedIn login or your Facebook login.  By doing so, you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, any and all information that you agreed that LinkedIn or Facebook, as applicable, could provide to us through their application programming interface.    We may change these log-in requirements at any time, and if/when we do, the following terms may apply:

When you sign up to become a Registered User, you will be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and Unique Identifiers; you will also provide us with Registered User Content which may include personally identifiable information.  If you contact us, you will need to provide your name and e-mail address.  Registered Users may provide identifiable information in other ways in the course of using the Platform. In addition, Registered Users may elect to use Facebook Connect or similar logins to automatically populate certain information on our registration page.  If you use such third-party logins, you are authorizing BULLIT to collect, store, and use, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, any and all information that you agreed that LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”), Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), or such other third parties could provide to us through their application programming interface.  Such information may include, without limitation, your first and last name, profile picture, unique identifier and access token, and e-mail address.  All information we collect and/or receive under this section is collectively called “Personal Information.”  We do not collect any personal information from Visitors or Registered Users when they use the Platform, unless they or a third party provides such information to us.

  1. Geolocational Information.

Certain features and functionalities of the Platform are based on your location.  In order to provide these features and functionalities while you are using a mobile device, we may, with your consent, automatically collect geolocational information from your mobile device or wireless carrier and/or certain third-party service providers.  Such information is collectively called the “Geolocational Information.”  Collection of such Geolocational Information occurs only when the Platform is running on your mobile device.  You may decline to allow us to collect such Geolocational Information, in which case BULLIT will not be able to provide certain features or functionalities to you.

  1. Other Information.

In addition to the information noted above, we may collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”).  Such Other Information may include:

  1. From You.  Additional information about yourself that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g., via a survey), such as household income range, gender, product and service preferences, and other information that does not identify you personally.
  2. From Your Activity.  Information that we automatically collect when you use the Platform, including, without limitation:
  • IP addresses, which may consist of a static or dynamic IP address and will sometimes point to a specific identifiable computer or device; browser type and language; referring and exit pages and URLs; date and time; amount of time spent on particular pages; what sections of the Platform you visit; and similar data; and
  • Information about your device, including the type of device; universally unique ID (“UUID”); advertising identifier (“IDFA”); MAC address; operating system and version (e.g., iOS, Android or Windows); carrier and country location; hardware and processor information (e.g., storage, chip speed, camera resolution, NFC enabled); network type (WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE); and similar data.
  1. From Cookies.  Information that we collect using “cookie” technology.  Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit.  We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to help us collect Other Information and to enhance your experience using the Platform.  If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device.  Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies.  However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Platform may not function properly.
  2. Third-Party Analytics

We use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of the Platform, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyze performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to the Platform and mobile and Internet usage.  These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help analyze and provide us the data.  By accessing and using the Platform, you consent to the processing of data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

For more information on Google Analytics, including how to opt out from certain data collection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics.  Please be advised that if you opt out of any service, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Platform.

  1. From Other Sources.  We also may collect or receive information from third parties, such as Facebook and/or other third-party social media sites.

Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Advertising Companies

We may share Other Information about your activity on the Platform with third parties for the purpose of tailoring, analyzing, managing, reporting, and optimizing advertising you see on the Platform and elsewhere.  These third parties may use cookies, pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs), and/or other technologies to collect such Other Information for such purposes.  Pixel tags enable us, and these third-party advertisers, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the pixel tag is located in order to learn which advertisement brings a user to a given site.

Accessing and Modifying Personal Information and Communication Preferences

If you have registered for the Platform, you may access, review, and make changes to your Personal Information and certain Other Information by following the instructions found on the Platform.  In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any BULLIT marketing email.  Registered Users cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to their account.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner.  You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.

How We Use and Share the Information

We use the Personal Information, the Geolocational Information, and the Other Information (collectively, the “Information”) to provide our services; to maintain and improve our Platform and services to you; to solicit your feedback; and to inform you about our products and services and those of our third-party marketing partners.

We may also use and/or share Information as described below.

  • BULLIT will access, use, and share the Information as required to provide our services to you and other users of the Platform, which may include professional recruiters and other third parties who pay us to access your Information.
  • In order to provide our services and administer any promotional programs, we may share the Information with our third-party promotional and marketing partners, including, without limitation, businesses participating in our various programs.  We may also share your Information with third-parties for marketing, recruiting, or any other purposes.
  • With your permission, third-party applications or services may access your Personal Information.  We use standard OAuth (open authorization) to enable you to give permission to share your Personal Information with other websites and services, such as Facebook and Twitter (e.g., when you agree to a pop-up requesting you to allow another application to access your account information).  We also use OAuth to allow us to share information about you that is stored by us without sharing your security credentials.
  • We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf.  Examples may include providing technical assistance, order fulfillment, customer service, and marketing assistance.  These other companies will have access to the Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
  • In an ongoing effort to better understand our Visitors, Registered Users, and our products and services, we may analyze Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Platform and/or our products and services.  This aggregate information does not identify you personally.  We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
  • We may share some or all of your Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.
  • As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets.  In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Information may be part of the transferred assets.
  • To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of BULLIT or others.

Information You Share

Please keep in mind that, by uploading Registered User Content or otherwise interacting with the Platform, you will often be making your Personal Information available to third parties.  Whenever you make such Personal Information publically available, that information can be seen, collected, heard, and/or used by others besides us.  We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to any Information that you share in such a way.

How We Protect the Information

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable.  We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet.  In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Platform may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

It is important to note that the Platform and its servers are operated in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any Information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States.  By using the Platform and by providing us Information when using our services, you hereby irrevocably consent to this transfer and our use of the Information and data provided by you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Platform.  If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information.  We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through the Platform without their permission.  If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

California Residents

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with BULLIT may choose to opt out of our sharing your Personal Information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and (1) you wish to opt out; or (2) you wish to request certain information regarding our disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for the direct marketing purposes, please send an e-mail to privacy@BULLIT.me with “PRIVACY POLICY” in the subject line or write to us at:

BULLIT, LLC

P.O. Box 60128

Palo Alto, CA 94306

BULLIT does not currently monitor, recognize, or honor any behavioral advertising opt-out or do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.

External Websites

The Platform may contain links to third-party websites.  We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other websites to which we provide links.  As such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites.  You should check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any other websites.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy.  We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  By accessing the Platform and/or using our services after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes.  Please be aware that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, our use of the Information is governed by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collect the Information.  Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at privacy@BULLIT.me with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.