Last updated December 16, 2019
Intersect is a web and mobile-based platform owned and operated by Hobsons. Intersect is a matching platform that enables higher education institutions to increase awareness with high school counselors and students and to facilitate connections with best-fit students that enhance the likelihood of a successful application and subsequent enrollment. Intersect includes access to the Hobsons Counselor Community, which connects K-12 school counselors with higher education admissions officers in a community environment to better support students’ education pathways. Intersect offers users the ability to learn about their respective institutions, connect with each other and collaborate in community forums.
Hobsons’ trademarks, trade dress, service marks and logos, including but not limited to Hobsons’ graphics, logos and designs (collectively, the “Marks”) are proprietary to Hobsons and are registered and/or common law trademarks of Hobsons, and may not be copied, imitated or used in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Hobsons.
Hobsons’ Marks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any other product or service in any manner without Hobsons’ prior written approval, which Hobsons may withhold in its sole and absolute discretion.
Customer and User Representations:
By using and/or registering for Intersect, you represent and warrant that:
o You are a school, district or higher education institution (collectively, “Customer”) or an employee authorized by your education institution to create and maintain an individual account for Intersect (“User”), regardless of whether or not the Customer maintains a separate contractual agreement for the use of Intersect.
o Your registration information is wholly accurate.
o You have the sole responsibility for maintaining the accuracy of their institution pages and content as long as you are a Customer or User of Intersect
o You will keep your account credentials, including your user name and password, confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account.
o You will use Intersect in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and Hobsons’ policies.
o You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws related to your use, handling, access and retention of User or student data accessed and made available to you through your use of Intersect, including, but not limited to data you export through the use of Intersect features.
Within Intersect, users may create notes, post content, or communicate with other users (“Content”). When you post Content to a message board or similar features, that Content will be accessible to other users. You are solely responsible for your Content and its accuracy, and represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights, releases, authority, and permissions to post your Content, and that it is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code or other harmful or destructive elements. If Hobsons discovers that any Content is infected, the applicable Content will be rejected with no notice to you.
Hobsons takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting therefrom, nor will Hobsons assume any liability for any mistake(s), defamation, slander, libel, omission(s), falsehood(s), obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of interactive services, Hobsons is not liable for any statements, representations or content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other interactive area. Although Hobsons has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content, Hobsons reserves the absolute right, and has the absolute authority to do so in relation to any Content stored on the Site at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and/or replacing any Content you post at your sole cost and expense.
You may remove your Content from Intersect at any time. However, if Hobsons has or you have shared Content with others, the Content that resides in other locations cannot be deleted.
Content is provided for informational purposes only. Availability of Content does not suggest or imply approval or endorsement by Hobsons, and Hobsons is are not responsible for that Content.
Security / Code of Conduct:
Your use of Intersect is subject to restriction and/or revocation for security purposes as determined by Hobsons. Intersect is provided to you "AS IS" for your informational purposes only. You may not:
Intersect contain links to websites provided by Customers and Users. As with Content, these links are provided for information purposes only. Inclusion of these links does not suggest or imply approval or endorsement by Hobsons, and Hobsons is not responsible for the information available via these links.
Management of Intersect:
Hobsons reserves the right, but does not have the obligation to:
- block access of certain IP addresses
- manage Intersect in a manner designed to protect our rights and property, and that of others, and to facilitate the proper functioning of Intersect
Term and Termination:
Hobsons is under no obligation to become involved in any dispute between Customers and Users of Intersect. You hereby release Hobsons and its affiliates and all of their respective employees, agents, directors, officers, proprietors, partners, representatives, shareholders, servants, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns from claims, demands and damages arising out of any such dispute.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction:
HOBSONS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE RELIABILITY, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF INTERSECT OR ANY CONTENT, AND HOBSONS SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. INTERSECT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE INTERSECT AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. HOBSONS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR DISCONTINUE INTERSECT AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. YOU AGREE THAT HOBSONS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF INTERSECT.
Limitations of Liability:
IN NO EVENT SHALL HOBSONS OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, PROPRIETORS, PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES, SHAREHOLDERS, SERVANTS, ATTORNEYS, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF INTERSECT OR ANY CONSENT, ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE INTERSECT OR ANY CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE UTILIZATION OF INTERSECT OR ANY CONTENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HOBSONS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH HEREIN IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN HOBSONS AND YOU. NEITHER INTERSECT NOR ANY CONTENT WOULD BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages, so some of the above limitations may not apply to you, in which case Hobsons’ liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA):
Hobsons reserves the right to remove material on Intersect which allegedly infringes another person's copyright. If you believe in good faith that material hosted on Intersect infringes on your copyright, please send us written notice requesting that the material be removed. Notice must include the following information: (i) your name, address, telephone number and email address; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the alleged infringing material is located (for example, the URL); (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above 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 person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices for Intersect should be sent to: Matthew S. Kelman. Esq., 53 West 23rd Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10010.
400 E-Business Way, Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Attn: Intersect Support