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Terms and Conditions

Your use of the Career Services website and the Handshake platform is deemed to constitute your binding agreement to the following terms. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the services provide by University of Pennsylvania Career Services or the Handshake platform:

University of Pennsylvania Career Services and the Handshake website provide venues for employers to advertise job opportunities, for job candidates to search for and evaluate job opportunities, and for employers and job candidates to communicate and exchange information.  The University of Pennsylvania Career Services also uses Handshake for the scheduling of appointments, career fairs and other events.  The University of Pennsylvania and Career Services do not undertake to enter into any employer/employee relationship with any user of Penn Career Services or the Handshake website by virtue of their use. Penn Career Services is not involved in the actual recruitment and employment transactions between employers and candidates, and, therefore, has no control over or responsibility for: the quality, safety or legality of the jobs/internships or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings or of the parties’ representations regarding those positions, the ability of employers to offer job/internship opportunities to candidates, the ability of candidates to fill job/internship openings, or the behaviors of employers and candidates.

Penn Career Services expects that all parties will exercise caution and common sense when using the Handshake website and other services provided by Penn Career Services. Handshake may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Employers and candidates are solely responsible for the content of their postings on the Handshake site and for any information they exchange through the Handshake website when using other services provided by Penn Career Services. Penn Career Services makes no representation about or guarantee of the truth, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any such content or information. While Penn Career Services reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove job postings, resumes or other material from the Handshake website from time to time, Penn Career Services does not assume any obligation to do so and to the extent permitted by law, disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action. Penn Career Services also cannot verify that users are who they claim to be because user authentication on the internet is difficult. You acknowledge that your use of the Handshake website and other services provided by Penn Career Services and your reliance on any content posted on the website or obtained through the services are at your own risk.

Note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Handshake website or other services provided by Penn Career Services.

In the event of a dispute between one or more users of the Handshake website or Penn Career Services, you release Career Services and University of Pennsylvania (and our agents and employees) from liability for any claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect of every kind and nature, known and unknown), arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes to the fullest extent permitted by law.

If you have questions or concerns about these terms and conditions, please discuss it with the Senior Associate Director for your school.

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