Our Terms and ConditionsLast Updated: November 21, 2016

This page contains the following legal documents relating to this website:

(i) a website disclaimer governing the use of this website; and
(ii) a purchase and services agreement governing the purchase and use

These documents are legally binding contracts by and between you and Academic Advantages LLC, a Missouri limited liability company.

Website disclaimer

This disclaimer governs your use of our website located at respectedresumes.com, as well as any other applications, social media accounts, or websites we operate (collectively, the “website”); by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, you must not use or access our website in any way.

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Some of the trademarks, servicemarks, trade names, or other intellectual property used on the website are used with permission of third party licensors and are not affiliated with the company. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below.

You agree that you will  not (save in accordance with the express terms of our services agreement): (a) republish material from this website; (b) sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material from the website; (c) show any material from the website in public; (d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose; (e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or (f) sell, share, lease, or otherwise redistribute material from this website. For purposes of this paragraph, “material” includes derivatives and extracts of any material found on the website.

Nothing on this website should be construed or treated as legal advice. Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, or anticipated savings. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of use or production. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of management time or office time. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software. We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage. You accept that we are a limited liability entity and we have a legitimate interest in limiting the personal liability of our partners, members, employees and contractors. Having regard to that interest, you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against any individual partners, members, employees or contractors in respect of any losses you that you may suffer in connection with the products, downloads or the services agreement. This will not of course exclude the liability of Respected Resumes for the acts and omissions of its partners, members and employees.

We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. The revised disclaimer will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised disclaimer on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version. You agree to be bound by the most recent version of this disclaimer uploaded to the website.

This disclaimer (together with our privacy policy and purchase and services agreement) constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Missouri and the United States. Our address for correspondence is Respected Resumes, P.O Box 7631, Columbia, Missouri 65205.

Purchase and Services agreement

(1) Introduction

Please read the purchase and services agreement carefully. You will be asked to expressly agree to the purchase and services agreement before you place an order for downloads or other material on our website.

(2) Interpretation

In the purchase and services agreement, “Respected Resumes”, “we” or “the company” means Academic Advantages LLC, d/b/a Respected Resumes (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); “you” means our customer or potential customer for downloads (and “your” will be construed accordingly).

(3) Order process

The advertising of services on our website constitutes an “invitation to bargain”; and your order for services constitutes a contractual offer. The services agreement will not come into force between you and us unless and until we accept your order in accordance with the procedure detailed below.

To place an order for services or products offered by the company, you must contact the company via email, phone, or otherwise. The company will invoice via email using PayPal, our third party payment processor. Payment of any invoice indicates express acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

We may not send a confirmation email upon the receipt of payment. You should receive a confirmation sent by PayPal.

We will not file a copy of the purchase and services agreement specifically in relation to your order. We may update the version of the services agreement on the website from time to time, and we do not guarantee that the version you have agreed to will remain accessible. We therefore recommend that you print and retain a copy of the services agreement for your records.

The only language in which we provide the services agreement is English.

(4) Downloads, services and shipping.

The word Documents and PDF documents may include Document resumes, resume checklists, and additional information that may assist you in the development of your resume. You understand and acknowledge that these downloads will only be provided via email.

. We only ship within the United States unless otherwise expressly stated.

Some of our services are offered online or remotely. These may include, but are not limited to, custom resume development, cover letter development, interview preparation, job search assistance, LinkedIn optimization, and resume tune ups. Services are subject to change without notice. Services will be provided through the methods and means as described on the website.

You may submit your contact information to the website in order to be connected with either an employee or independent contractor of Respected Resumes. You agree that submission of any contact form is not a binding contract between you and Respected Resumes and that Respected Resumes is under no obligation to provide any service. You agree that we may contact you through any method listed on the contact form. You will not submit any contact information that is inaccurate on untrue.

In the event that you request LinkedIn optimization services from us, you agree that Respected Resumes and its employees or contractors may (i) access your LinkedIn account and (ii) make changes and modifications in furtherance of the requested services. You agree to provide us with access to your LinkedIn account specifically for these purposes.

(5) Price and payment

Pricing is subject to variability depending upon each customer’s needs and will be provided by the company prior to any purchase. All prices are quoted in United States denominations unless otherwise indicated. It is possible that some of the prices on the website may be incorrect.

Payment must be made . We will not begin any service or provide any product if the price is not received from you on time, in full, in cleared funds.

The prices quoted exclude value added taxes (where applicable).

Payment for all downloads must be made by through

Prices for purchases and downloads are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect services agreements that have come into force.

Some purchases made on the website will require customization or will be provided as services. The Company endeavors to provide the purchased, customized products or services to customers within 6 business days of receipt of payment. However, we cannot guarantee delivery times and, in some circumstances, actual delivery may take longer.

(6) Your warranties

You represent and warrant to us that, now and at all times you use the website:

(a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;

(b) you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to the purchase and services agreement;

(c) the information provided in your order is accurate and complete

(d) you have or have access to the necessary computer systems, software and network connections to receive and enjoy the benefit of the downloads that you purchase. If material is to be sent to you in any way other than through email or direct download, you warrant to us that you have or have access to the necessary mail box or postal box to receive and enjoy the material that you have purchased. You warrant to us that the Company and its affiliates will not be held accountable in any way for any errors, delays, or losses that may occur from any third party used to mail you your product. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that you use the website, services, products, and downloads (including, without limitation, advice provided or changes to LinkedIn or other social media profiles) at your own risk and that the company is authorized to provide such services, products, and downloads in its own good faith judgment and discretion; and

(e) you have not been promised or guaranteed any results, including success with job applications, as a result of purchasing or downloading any product or service from the website or the Company.

(7) License to use downloads

In this Section, “Documents” means the resume, cover letter, or otherDocuments and accompanying documentation that you purchase from our the company; and “Derivatives” means adapted versions of Documents and additional documents that do not include the footnotes or editing guidance (indicated by italic text, upper case text and/or square brackets) in the Documents, or any portion or extract of any Document.

Subject to your payment of the applicable price and compliance with the terms of the purchase and services agreement, we grant to you a worldwide non-exclusive license to make any Permitted Use of any Document; providing that you must not in any circumstances make any Prohibited Use of any Document.

The “Permitted Uses” are:

(a) downloading a copy of each Document after its creation by the company;

(b) storing, viewing and editing Documents and Derivatives on one or more computers for non-commercial use;

(c) printing an unlimited number of copies of any Derivative strictly for personal, non-commercial use, or for use as your personal resume;

(d) sending, submitting, or uploading a copy of each Document (including any revisions made) to a potential employer (hiring manager or prospective company that you are seeking employment with); or

(e) utilizing the services delivered, including optimized LinkedIn profiles.

The “Prohibited Uses” are:

(a) the sale, licensing, sub-licensing, renting, leasing, sharing, or commercial distribution of any Document or Derivative in any format (excluding use as expressly permitted above);

(b) the publishing of any Document;

(c) the use of any Document or Derivative in any way that is unlawful or in breach of any person’s legal rights under any applicable law, or in any way that is offensive, misleading, indecent, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;

(d) the use of any Document or Derivative to compete with us, whether directly or indirectly; or

(e) any use of any Document or Derivative not expressly listed as a “Permitted Use.”

This license is non-transferable. However, if you are a legal or other professional adviser and you purchase a Document for the purpose of creating a Derivative or Derivatives for a client, you may sub-license the rights granted under this Section 7 (subject to the restrictions set out in this Section 7) to that client, in which case, from the time of the sub-license coming into effect, you will no longer be permitted to exercise those rights, except for the purpose of maintaining the relevant Derivative on behalf of the client.

All rights in the downloads not expressly granted in the services agreement are hereby reserved.

You must retain, and must not delete, obscure or remove, all copyright notices and other proprietary notices placed by us on any Document or Derivative.

If you breach any of the terms of the purchase and services agreement, then the license set out in this Section will be automatically terminated upon such breach (whether or not we notify you of termination).

Upon the termination of the license set out in this Section, you will promptly and irrevocably delete from your computer systems and other electronic devices all copies of the Document(s) and Derivative(s) in your possession or control, and will permanently destroy any paper or other copies of the Document(s) and Derivative(s) in your possession or control.

(8) Consumer rights

Nothing in the purchase and services agreement affects any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.

(9) Limitation of warranties

The Company provides the website and the Documents “as is” without any warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including any warranty for merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or suitability.

We supply downloadable Documentresumes and other informative documents. These documents include guidance notes, which contain information about the research related to resume construction and talent acquisition. The Documents and guidance notes are not intended to be comprehensive. Neither the Documents nor the guidance notes constitute legal advice. The research is changeable and not always certain; moreover, whilst our Documents are designed to cover a range of situations, they cannot be expected to be suitable for all situations. Accordingly, we do not give any representations, warranties or guarantees that any Document you use will be suitable for your circumstances.

If you have any doubts about the suitability or correct use of a Document, you should seek additional advice from an appropriately qualified individual.

The services agreement sets out the full extent of our obligations and liabilities in respect of the downloads supplied hereunder. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to the first paragraph of Section 12, All conditions, warranties and other terms concerning the downloads that might otherwise be implied into the services agreement are expressly excluded.

 

(10) Refunds

Under no circumstance shall the Company offer any refunds, returns, or exchanges for any purchases. Revisions are for the same job or same job field only; they are not offered to change the content of a resume for different position or company than the one originally provided.

(11) Force majeure

In this Section and Section 12 below, “force majeure event” means:

(a) any event which is beyond our reasonable control;

(b) hacker attacks, or virus or other malicious software attacks or infections;

(c) problems with the internet, part of the internet, or any third party internet service provider; and/or

(d) power failure, industrial disputes affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fires, floods, disasters, civil riots, terrorist attacks or wars.

Where a force majeure event gives rise to a failure or delay in us performing our obligations under the services agreement, those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event.

(12) Limitations of liability

Nothing in the purchase and services agreement will: (a) limit or exclude the liability of a party for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude the liability of a party for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by that party; (c) limit any liability of a party in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any liability of a party that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in the services agreement: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the purchase and services agreement or in relation to the subject matter of the purchase and services agreement.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of a force majeure event.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses or employment losses, or anticipated employment.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss related to your LinkedIn or other social media profile.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, or anticipated savings.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of use or production.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of management time or office time.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss of business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

Our aggregate liability to you in respect of a particular contract under the purchase and services agreement will not exceed the total amount paid or (if greater) payable by you to us under that contract.

You accept that we are a limited liability entity and we have a legitimate interest in limiting the personal liability of our partners, members, employees, and contractors. Having regard to that interest, you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against any individual partners, members or employees in respect of any losses you that you may suffer in connection with the downloads or the purchase and services agreement. This will not of course exclude the liability of Respected Resumes for the acts and omissions of its partners, members, employees and contractors.

The limitations of liability in the purchase and services agreement protect any supplier of research or material delivered to us as they protect us.

(13) Indemnity

To the fullest extent permitted under the law, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company and its affiliates, including the Company and its affiliates shareholders, members, directors, officers, and employees, from and against any claim, liability, or loss arising from your use of the website, any purchase you make from the company, or any use of a Document or Derivative.

(14) Services agreement or services termination

We may terminate a services agreement or your right to services immediately by written notice to you if you fail to pay, on time and in full, any amount due to us under the download or services agreement, or if you commit any breach of your obligations to us under the services agreement or our website disclaimer.

(15) Consequences of termination

Upon the termination of the services agreement:

(a) we will cease to have any obligation to make available or deliver downloads which are undelivered at the date of termination;

(b) subject to Sections 8 and 10, you will not be entitled to any refund and will continue to have an obligation to pay for downloads; and

(c) all the provisions of the purchase and services agreement (including without limitation the license in Section 7) will cease to have effect, except that Sections 12, 13, 15 and 16 will survive termination and have effect indefinitely.

(16) General terms

The services agreement may only be varied by an instrument in writing signed by both you and us. We may revise the purchase and services agreement published on our website from time-to-time, but such revisions will not affect the terms of any contracts which we have entered into with you.

If any provision of the services agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect, and such invalid or unenforceable provisions or portion thereof will be deemed omitted.

No waiver of any provision of the purchase and services agreement, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, will be deemed to be, or be construed as, a further or continuing waiver of that provision or any other provision of the purchase and services agreement.

You may not transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract, sub-license or otherwise deal in any of your rights or obligations arising under the purchase and services agreement. Any attempt by you to do so will be null and void. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract, sub-license or otherwise deal in any or all of our rights or obligations arising under the purchase and services agreement, at any time – providing where you are a consumer that such action does not serve to reduce the guarantees benefiting you under the purchase and services agreement.

The limitations of warranties and liability in this services agreement protect all our third party suppliers research information. Subject to this, the purchase and services agreement is made for the benefit of the parties to it and is not intended to benefit, or be enforceable by, any other person. The right of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, variation, waiver or settlement of the services agreement is not subject to the consent of any person who is not a party to the services agreement.

Subject to the first paragraph of Section 12: the services agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding of the parties in relation to the purchase of downloads from our website, and supersedes all previous agreements and understandings between the parties in relation to the purchase of downloads and materials from our website; and each party acknowledges that no representations not expressly contained in the purchase and services agreement have been made by or on behalf of the other party in relation to the purchase of downloads from our website.

The purchase and services agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Missouri and the United States.

Any dispute brought under this agreement or related in any way to your use of the website or any Document or Derivative must be adjudicated exclusively through binding arbitration conducted in the state of Missouri, United States. Such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and the parties shall mutually select one arbitrator. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then the American Arbitration Association shall appoint one. The non-prevailing party in any arbitration shall pay the costs of such arbitration.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 21, 2015

 

Thank you for using Respected Resumes. Academic Advantages LLC, a Missouri limited liability company (the “Company” or “we”) operates RespectedResumes.com (the “Site”) and values your privacy and security. We provide this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to describe how the Site collects, uses, stores, and shares your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). By using, accessing, or ordering any product or service from the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy from time to time and may do so by updating the document available under “Privacy Policy” on the Site. You agree to be bound by the most recent version of the Privacy Policy available on the Site. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, you agree to immediately cease use of the Site.

As used in this Privacy Policy, the term “we” includes the Company’s employees and independent contractors.

  1. What we collect
    • We may collect the following Personal Information when you use the Site or make purchases from the Site or Company:
      1. Information you share with the Site. If you submit any forms on the Site, we may collect the information you input into the forms. If you make any purchases on the Site or from the Company, we will collect your contact information, credit card or payment information, and other details necessary to complete your order.
      2. Information to customize orders and provide services. The Site offers customized services and products, including resumes, cover letters, coaching, and LinkedIn optimization. If you purchase a customized service or product, we will collect information necessary to complete your order and customize it. This might include information about your background, education, military experience, work experience, and the job to which you are applying. We may request this information on the Site, through email, via phone, or through some other method of communication.
  • Profile login information. If you ask us to optimize a third party social media profile, we will collect your relevant third party social media profile login information, including username and password.
  1. Information automatically collected. We may use cookies, web beacons, log files, and other devices to track site usage. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer. We may collect your Internal Protocol address, referring page history, information about your browser or mobile device, and analytical information about your use of the Site.
  2. Information you share when you contact us. If you email us, contact us through email, or through some other method, we may collect the information you share.
  1. How we use your Personal Information
    • We may use your Personal Information to process purchases you make through the Site and to customize certain orders for resumes and other products. In doing so, we may share your Personal Information with our trained and specialized independent contractors.
    • We may use your Personal Information to login to, access, modify, and optimize your social media profiles pursuant to your purchase.
    • We may use your Personal Information to contact you about your purchases and to help facilitate the creation of your products.
    • We may use your Personal Information to respond to your customer service and technical help inquiries.
    • We may use your Personal Information to optimize the user experience the Site or and to help us identify and or provide information, offers, products, or services that may be of interest to you.
    • We may use your Personal Information to send you emails or newsletters. You can opt-out of some of these communications as described in Section 3 of this Privacy Policy.
    • We may disclose your Personal Information to comply with a legal process, subpoena, or court order, or to defend ourselves in a legal action or dispute.
  2. Limiting Personal Information
    • You may be able to limit some of the Personal Information you share with us. Most browsers and devices allow you to limit or disable cookies. You may also delete cookies from your computer or device. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Site may not operate correctly.
    • If you subscribe to our newsletter, you may opt-out of the newsletter or any other email communications by following the instructions contained in the email.
  3. Use of the Site by children
    • We do not direct the Site or any services of the Company at children under 13 and do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you believe we have Personal Information about a child younger than 13, please contact us so we may investigate and remove the Personal Information. Users over the age of 13 but under the age of 18 may use the Site only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
  4. Additional terms
    • We may transfer your Personal Information and other information as a term of a sale, merger, or reorganization of the Company. In the event of such a transfer, the receiving party will be bound by this Privacy Policy.
    • The Site may contain links to third party websites, applications, or downloads. throughout our Site. We do not have any control over the content on these third party links and we can make no guarantees as to your security or privacy when leaving the Site. As such, you acknowledge that you visit these unaffiliated links at your own risk.
    • Your security is important to use. We have in place various electronic, managerial and physical security measures to keep your Personal Information safe. However, it is impossible to guarantee the complete safety or privacy of data you submit to, or share with, the Site. You acknowledge and agree that any Personal Information you share with the Site is transmitted at your own risk.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions concerning this Privacy Policy. If you believe that any Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will correct any information found to be incorrect. You may contact us by accessing the “contact” form on the Site.