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PICS Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


PICS Privacy Policy

Welcome to the PICS Job Board
This web site is designed to help two groups. First, families and "managing parties" involved in PICS programs who receive funding to support people with disabilities or have other staffing needs may use this site to post notices of job openings. Second, individuals who are looking for employment in this field can post their interest and qualifications, review job postings, and send a "blind" e-mail message to a family with a job opening.

Personal information about the client, and identifying information about the family, cannot be viewed by the job-seeker. Families and managing parties can review information on all job-seekers, and contact those they want to interview. Partners in Community Supports (PICS) is committed to providing you with a safe, secure environment in which you can post and review job openings for positions with families on our programs. This privacy statement explains the information gathering and dissemination practices we use on our web site. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and will only be used for the purposes described below.

Privacy practices
To use our site, we ask you to provide us with personal information about you that allows you to post a job opening you may have, or to post information about you that will be reviewed by a person with a job opening. We gather this personal information with your knowledge, active permission, and participation. This personal information is not shared with any third party except for the purpose of matching you with job opportunities or applicants. We do not rent or sell any personal information about families or job-seekers to any third party. By providing PICS with information for this site, you are giving us permission to post a job opening or your interest in employment. This site employs appropriate security measures to protect against loss, theft, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.

Specific Information We Collect About Site Users

Information on job seekers
In order for the PICS site to help you find a job that matches your interest, skills, and needs, we ask that you complete our online, password-protected registration profile. This allows you to provide us with your personal and professional information so that we can present that information to families on our programs that have job openings. When you register, we realize that we ask for confidential information from you, and we want you to know that we treat this information with the highest degree of privacy possible. The information about you will be available only to families on our programs who may have job openings. No information is released to anyone else without your permission. You may send your personal information to a family with a job opening using the web site. By providing PICS with information for this site, you are giving us permission to post personal information about you that will be reviewed by potential employers.

Information on families and employers
Families participating in a PICS program, such as families using "waiver" and CDCS funds, may use this site to post openings for jobs in their homes or other locations. These families are given password-protected access to their profile page where they can add postings of job openings, revise existing postings, or change other information. When families or managing parties provide information on a job opening, they are giving PICS permission to post that opening on the web site. Job applicants cannot view the name, address, phone number, or e-mail address of the family or managing party.

E-mail Links
Throughout our site, you'll find links for sending us an e-mail message. We use your e-mail address for no other purpose than to send you a reply or to update your file information. Your message and e-mail address remain confidential unless you specifically instruct us otherwise.

External Links
We may provide links to other web sites that we think you may find useful. However, these other sites are outside the control of PICS, and may have different privacy policies.

Sharing of Information and Unsolicited Communications
PICS will not share your personally identifiable information with any other individuals or entities than with those for whom you give us express permission.

Termination
If at any point in time you wish to terminate your participation in this site, please contact us (hyperlink to contact info).

Terms of Use

Welcome to Partners in Community Supports (PICS). The following Terms and Conditions (collectively referred to below as these "Terms") outline the accepted use of the picsweb.org website (this "Site"). PICS reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time. Subsequent to such modification, your further use of this Site shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of the modified provisions. Please periodically check these Terms for any modifications that may affect your lawful use of this Site.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website. Using this Site constitutes your agreement to these terms. If you do not accept these terms, you are not authorized to view or use this Site.

Use of Site
This Site is intended for the lawful use of families and "managing parties" receiving assistance through a PICS-sponsored program who are seeking employees, and individuals who seeking employment with those families or managing parties (collectively the "Users"). The services PICS provides to you through this website are subject to the following terms, conditions and disclaimers. In addition, you are subject to any terms, conditions, and disclaimers that may be stated with a particular service in this website. The content on this Site may be used as a resource. However, this Site and any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by PICS. PICS reserves the right to refuse service or terminate use at its discretion, including, without limitation, if we believe that user conduct violates applicable law(s) or is harmful to our interest(s).

Posting Prohibitions
Users of this Site are prohibited from:

  1. Posting inaccurate or misleading biographical information.
  2. Posting any employment opportunities or requirements that are inaccurate, misleading, illegal, or not available.
  3. Posting employment opportunities that are not related to the purposes of the program.
  4. Posting "pyramid" schemes; chain letters; club memberships; franchise, distribution, representative or agency arrangements or other career opportunities which require an initial or periodic monetary payments from the job-seeker or require recruitment of other members, sub-agents or sub-distributors.
  5. Copying other job postings, or any part of a job posting, as your own or posting the same position multiple times on the Site.
  6. Posting or transferring to or from this Site any material that may contain: (A) copyrighted material, trademarks or trade secrets (unless the User owns the copyright, trademark or trade secret or has the owner's permission to post such material); (B) material that infringes on or misappropriates any other intellectual property or proprietary rights, or violates the privacy or publicity rights of others; (C) any information or software that may contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive device; (D) anything that is in violation of any applicable law or regulation or which may constitute a fraudulent, sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful communication.

General Prohibitions
Anyone accessing this Site is prohibited from:

  1. Accessing any data or logging in to any account on this Site without the proper authorization.
  2. Forging TCP/IP packet headers or any part of a header on an e-mail posting.
  3. Deleting or revising any material posted by another User.
  4. Responding to an employment opportunity for any person other than yourself.
  5. Taking any action which results in an unreasonable or disproportionately large load being placed on the Site's infrastructure or otherwise interfering with the service provided to any User including, without limitation, spamming, flooding, soliciting, mass marketing, or crashing any part of the Site.
  6. Using any engine, software, agent, or any other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engines and agents made available through this Site or other generally available Web browsers (e.g., Microsoft Explorer or Netscape Navigator).
  7. Modifying, adapting, reverse engineering, deciphering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of this Site.
  8. Selling, transferring, licensing, or making available to any person not expressly authorized by PICS any PICS services or related information including, without limitation, resumes and applicant information and information about employers.
  9. Framing or mirroring any part of this Site.

User Submissions
PICS offers this Site as a venue in which families and managing parties in PICS programs can recruit candidates for employment, and individuals can seek employment opportunities. PICS does not represent, warrant, or guarantee the veracity, accuracy, or reliability of the information posted on this Site nor does it endorse any opinions expressed by its Users. It is the solely the responsibility of the family/managing party and the job-seeker to verify the information posted on this Site to determine the suitability of employment. As a User, you acknowledge that any reliance on material posted on this Site is at your own risk. PICS makes no guarantees that any user will find suitable employers or employees.

PICS strives for the highest standard of customer satisfaction. Should a User alert us to material posted on this Site that does not conform to these Terms, PICS, at its discretion, will investigate the complaint and determine whether to remove or to request the removal of the information. PICS reserves the right to terminate its relationship with any User found in breach of the Terms, and to terminate that User's access to the Site.

Registration
Some portions of this Site require that you submit personal information. Should you choose to submit information, you agree to provide PICS with accurate, current, and complete information, and to, when necessary, update such information to maintain its accuracy and completeness. You acknowledge that should any information received from you prove to be inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, PICS reserves the right to terminate your use of this Site. By providing your information when registering, you are consenting to PICS' collection of your information and use of your information in connection with this Site in accordance with these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

To gain access to the restricted portions of this Site, you will need both a user name and password. If you are seeking employment through this Site, you will select your user name and password. You should record your username and password for future use. If you are a family or managing party who wants to hire employees, your user name and your password will be assigned to you by PICS. PICS reserves the right to refuse to allow your use of a user name that we believe, at our sole discretion, impersonates someone else, may be illegal, confusing, offensive, duplicates that of another user, or that infringes on the intellectual property rights of another. Your username and password must be kept confidential and you agree not to resell, transfer, or distribute them in any manner or form to access this Site. If you, as a User, have any reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, please contact PICS at info@picsweb.org. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password.

Copyright and Trademarks
This Site is owned and operated by Partners in Community Supports, Inc. (PICS). Unless otherwise specified, all materials that appear on this Site, including the text, Site design, logos, graphics, icons, photographs and images, are the sole property of PICS or its affiliates or subsidiaries, content suppliers or partners, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Those Site elements should not be reproduced or used without the express written permission of PICS. The collection, arrangement, and assembly of all content on this Site are the exclusive property of PICS and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No material from this Site may be copied, modified, transferred, reproduced, transmitted, or distributed in any manner or form except as explicitly provided for in accordance with these Terms. Modification or use of any materials contained on this Site without prior written consent of PICS constitutes a violation of our copyright and/or other proprietary rights. The trademarks used on this Site are the registered and/or unregistered trademarks of PICS, unless stated otherwise. PICS' logo is a trademark of PICS or its affiliates or subsidiaries and may not be used in connection with any product or service unrelated to PICS, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits PICS. Nothing in this Site shall be construed as granting by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark contained on this Site without the prior written consent of PICS. All other product and service marks contained on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Licenses
PICS hereby grants you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use this Site solely for your personal use in seeking employment opportunities or candidates for employment. This license authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use in seeking employment or for searching and recruiting employment prospects. Except as specifically contemplated herein, you may not modify the contents of this Site (the "Contents") or use them for any commercial purpose, or public display, or to sell or rent all such Content, nor may you remove any copyright or trademark registration, or other proprietary notices from the Contents. Except for the limited licenses expressly granted to you in these Terms, PICS reserves for itself all other right, title, and interest.

Intellectual Property Infringement
If you or your agent has a good faith belief that any material hosted by us has infringed your copyright, you or your agent may contact us and request the infringing material be removed.

Privacy
PICS recognizes the sensitive nature of the information being posted on our Site. To that end, we have established a PICSweb.org Privacy Policy to ensure the privacy concerns of our Users are being met. The PICSweb.org Privacy Policy is herein by reference incorporated into these Terms and we encourage you to read in full the details of our PICSweb.org Privacy Policy on this Site.

Links To Other Web Sites
Links to any third party websites on this Site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. PICS has not reviewed all of these third party websites, does not control, and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. PICS does not endorse or make any representations about any such websites, or any information, software or other products, materials or content found therein, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Disclaimer
The materials, services, and content on this Site are provided on an "as is, where is" basis. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, PICS disclaims all conditions, terms, representations, and warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to warranties of quality, fitness for a particular use or purpose, title or non-infringement of intellectual property. PICS further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the contents or services at this Site, that this Site and its contents will be accessible and perform in accordance with your expectations, that the functions and contents of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components. PICS does not make any representations regarding the use or results of the use of this Site in terms of correctness, reliability, accuracy, or otherwise. 

Limitation of Liability
The express warranties in these terms are in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, terms, representations, and obligations of PICS. Your use of this Site and all information contained herein is solely at your own risk. In no event will PICS be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use, inability to use, or results of use of this Site, any websites linked to this Site, or the materials or information or services contained at any or all of such sites, whether based on warranty, tort, or any other legal theory, regardless of any advice or lack of advice of the possibility of such damages or loss.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold PICS, its employees, directors, third party service providers, and affiliated entities harmless from and against any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or in connection with your use of this Site.

Applicable Laws
PICS makes no representation that materials or services at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and Canada, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this Site or any copy or adaptation in a manner which is contrary to any applicable local, provincial, state, national, international and foreign laws or regulations governing your use of this Site including, without limitation, U.S. export laws and regulations. You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair this Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of this Site. This Site is created and controlled by Partners in Community Supports (PICS) in the State of Minnesota, USA. Accordingly, the laws of the State of Minnesota will govern these terms, conditions and disclaimers, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles. We reserve the right to make changes to this Site and to these terms, conditions, and disclaimers at any time and without prior notice.

Severability
If any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then it shall be, to that extent, deemed omitted and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and PICS with respect to your use of this Site. There are no representations, warranties, conditions or other agreements, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, between the parties in connection with the use of this Site except as specifically set forth in any contract for services you may have with PICS ("Agreement"). If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and the provisions of an Agreement between you and PICS, the provisions of the Agreement shall govern.

Termination
Your authorization to access and use this Site shall automatically terminate if you are in breach of any of the provisions contained herein. Unless otherwise specified in an Agreement, PICS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to this Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

Contacting PICS 
1605 Eustis Street, St. Paul, MN 55108

Voice: 651.967.5060 Fax: 651.967.5061