Acceptable use policy

Acceptable Use Policy

As a condition to access the Service, User must observe the following acceptable use terms.

A.   User must:

1.       Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;

2.       Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;

3.       Review and comply with the Devex Privacy Policy;

4.       Review and comply with notices sent by Devex concerning the Services; and

5.       Use the services in a professional manner.


1.       Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to Devex;

2.       Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form (e.g., do not include a link or an email address in the name field). Please also protect sensitive personal information such as your email address, phone number, street address, or other information that is confidential in nature;

3.       Create a user profile for anyone other than a natural person;

4.       Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcome communications to others using the Service;

5.       Invite people you do not know to join your network;

6.       Upload a profile image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo;

7.       Use or attempt to use another's account without authorization, or create a false identity on the Service;

8.       Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:

a.    Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

b.    Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;

c.     Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (i.e. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by the Service);

d.    Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

e.    Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;

f.     Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (i) using the Service invitations to send messages to people who don’t know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (ii) using The Service to connect to people who don’t know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and (iii) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;

g.    Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of Devex or any User of the Service;

h.    Forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services; or

9.       Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on the Service (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in the Devex agreement or as expressly authorized by Devex;

10.    Utilize or copy information, content or any data you view or obtain from Devex to provide any service that is competitive with Devex;

11.    Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Devex without the express written agreement of Devex;

12.    Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Service or any information in the Service, or the equivalent, in whole or part;

13.    Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize any other service or functionality of the Service, without the express written permission of Devex.

14.    Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on the Service;

15.    Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from the Service except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;

16.    Share information of non-Users without their express consent;

17.    Infringe or use Devex’ brand, logos or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the word “Devex” in any business name, email, or URL or including Devex’ trademarks and logos except as provided in the Devex brand guidelines or as expressly permitted by Devex;

18.    Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site;

19.    Use bots or other automated methods to access the Service, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages, or perform other activities through Devex, unless explicitly permitted by Devex;

20.    Access, via automated or manual means or processes, the Service for purposes of monitoring the Service’s availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;

21.    Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Service’s website;

22.    Attempt to or actually access the Service by any means other than through the interfaces provided by the Service such as its mobile application or by navigating to using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access the Service using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services without the express written consent of Devex;

23.    Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying the Service;

24.    Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on Service’s infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other Users or Devex personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to the Service, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on the Service;

25.    Interfere with or disrupt or game the Service, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to the Service.


Changes: Devex may update these terms, and will post information regarding any significant changes, or notify User of any significant changes.

Revised: January 26, 2012