The following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) govern your use of www.therecruitingprocess.com and any other site owned or maintained by THE RECRUITING PROCESS, INC. (sometimes referred to as “THE PROCESS” “we” or “us”).
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In order to access some features of the Site, you will have to create a registered member account with a login and password. You may not use another person’s account or share your account and password with any other user or entity. When creating your account, you agree that you will provide current, complete and accurate information, and you agree that you will update your account information as necessary to keep it current, complete and accurate. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you are responsible for keeping your account password secure. You will not sell, transfer, or assign your account, subscription, or any account or subscription rights. You must immediately notify THE PROCESS of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account by contacting Mark Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PROCESS will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account; however, you may be liable for the losses incurred by THE PROCESS or others due to such unauthorized use.
You agree that you will not use the Site or the services offered through the Site: (i) in connection with any commercial activities and/or sales, including without limitation advertising, contests, sweepstakes or pyramid schemes, without THE PROCESS’ prior written consent; (ii) to promote information that you know is false or misleading or to promote or engage in illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous; (iii) to engage in or promote any criminal activity or enterprise, including without limitation, harassment, stalking, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets; (iv) to solicit personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes; (v) to advertise to, solicit, or sell to any person without their prior explicit consent; (vi) to harvest or collect personally identifiable information such as e-mail addresses, account names, passwords or other contact information of users or members for purposes of sending unsolicited communications or commercial solicitations; or (vii) to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” or “spiders,” that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to our servers in a given period of time than humanly possible in the same period by using a web browser. In order to protect third parties and other users from such prohibited conduct, THE PROCESS reserves the right to restrict, in its sole discretion, communications which a user may send through the Site.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with any User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize THE PROCESS to use all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or any other proprietary rights in and to your User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of such User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms; (ii) the posting or publication of your User Submission on or through the Site does not and will not violate any confidentiality obligations between you and any person or organization or the privacy rights, publicity rights or other rights of any person; and (iii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable person, school, institution or organization in your User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable person, school, institution or organization to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms. You further affirm, represent and warrant that your User Submissions will contain no nudity or sexually explicit content and are not lewd, obscene, defamatory or libellous in any manner whatsoever.
As between you and THE PROCESS, you will retain all ownership rights in your User Submissions. By submitting a User Submission to THE PROCESS, you hereby grant to THE PROCESS a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid-up, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, post and store your User Submissions on our Site and servers and publish, distribute, publicly perform, create derivatives of and display such User Submissions in connection with the Site and THE PROCESS’ (and its successor’s or affiliates) business, including without limitation the right to modify and adapt the User Submission and distribute such User Submissions to other users and third parties for promotional or other purposes in any media formats and through any media channels. In addition, by submitting a User Submission to THE PROCESS you hereby grant THE PROCESS the right to use your name, image and information in connection with such User Submission. You further hereby waive any and all moral rights and all rights of a similar nature in any jurisdiction in your User Submission.
You further agree that you will not: (i) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the Site, THE PROCESS, or any third party; (ii) submit material that is pornographic, hateful, intimidating, racially or ethnically offensive, or constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense of any federal, state or local law, give rise to civil liability, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iii) post advertisements or solicitations of business, including any “junk mail” or “spam”; (iv) impersonate another person, school, institution or organization or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any third party, school, institution, organization or person; (v) upload, post, store or otherwise make available any virus, bug, Trojan horse or other computer file or program that is capable of destroying, interrupting or interfering with or limiting the functionality of the Site or any server, computer hardware, software or equipment.
THE PROCESS does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. THE PROCESS does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site. We will remove all any User Submissions if properly notified that such User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to decide whether a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, violations of rights of publicity or privacy or excessive length. THE PROCESS may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a user’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to protect THE PROCESS’ systems and customers, and to ensure the integrity of THE PROCESS’ business and systems, THE PROCESS may access and disclose any information that it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, personal data or other user data, IP address and traffic information, usage history, and User Submissions.
THE PROCESS is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. THE PROCESS is not liable for any statements, representations or User Submissions provided by users on the Site.
THE PROCESS’ designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of infringement is:
7 Hunters Lane
Natick, MA 01760
Only notices of alleged copyright infringement should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to THE PROCESS email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid.
If you believe that any User Submission of yours that was removed is not infringing, or that you have the appropriate rights from the copyright owner or third party, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your User Submission, you may send a counter notification containing the following information to the Copyright Agent: (i) your physical or electronic signature; (ii) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled; (iii) a statement (under penalty of perjury) that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and (iv) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, along with a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the State of Florida and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If such counter notification is received by the Copyright Agent, THE PROCESS shall send a copy of such counter notification to the original notifying party. The original notifying party shall have ten (10) business days to file an action for copyright infringement and seek a court order against the content provider or user posting such material. If no such infringement action is filed within such 10 business days, THE PROCESS may, in its sole discretion, reinstate the removed material or cease disabling such material.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, THE PROCESS shall, in appropriate circumstances, terminate access, in its sole discretion, of any registered member that THE PROCESS finds to be a repeat infringer of others copyrights. THE PROCESS may also, in its sole discretion, limit or fully terminate access to the Site of any user infringing the intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether such user is repeat offender or not.
You specifically acknowledge that THE PROCESS shall not be liable for User Submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
THE PROCESS’ designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of infringement is:
7 Hunters Lane
Natick, MA 01760
HOW THE PROCESS RECEIVES AND COLLECTS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You provide us with your Personal Information when you enter or upload information into www.therecruitingprocess.com or any other website or application owned or maintained by THE PROCESS. In addition, we may collect information about you and your computers (e.g., through “cookies”) when you use or interact with website for recruiting services (the “Services”). A cookie is a data file placed on a device when it is used to visit the website. We may collection this information through various forms and in various places on the website, including account registration forms, contact us forms, uploading pages or when you otherwise interact with the website.
HOW THE PROCESS USES AND DISCLOSES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will use your personal information to communicate with you and to provide our Services. By providing this information to us you hereby grant us permission to disclose or share your Personal Information with other individuals involved in the recruiting process (such as your parents, guardian, coach, a college or university, or a recruiting scout). With your permission, we may also use your Personal Information, including your likeness, for the marketing and promotion of the Services, including the use of your likeness in any form, in any media.
We will not use, disclose, or sell your Personal Information to third parties for research or marketing purposes without your permission.
The Web site also allows for you to submit credit card and related billing information for subscriptions to certain Services provided by THE PROCESS. We do not store credit card or related billing information. The portion of the website where you enter credit card or other payment information is operated and controlled by our third-party payment processor. Although we know the amount that is charged to your credit card, we do not store or review your billing information when you engage in a transaction through our website.
DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are committed to complying with all applicable federal and state laws relating to Personal Information. Any Personal Information that you provide to us will be stored on our computer network servers. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. The security measures in place for the website and its servers aim to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide to us. No data transmission over the internet, mobile network, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the website and provide us with your information at your own risk. If you know of or suspect any violation of security, please email Mark Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that THE PROCESS goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another entity, or transfer of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information might be among the assets transferred. You will not be notified in advance of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
THE PROCESS appreciates you taking the time, effort, and energy to be a part of this PROCESS with your son. At THE PROCESS, we feel that a parent/guardian should play a huge role in the recruiting process. It’s important that you learn the ins and outs of the recruiting process so that a mentor/7 on 7 coach/position specific coach (i.e. QB coach)/family friend doesn’t replace you in the primary role of helping your son with the biggest decision of his life. Although having assistance from the aforementioned is needed as the recruiting process can become a part-time job, you as the parent/guardian is the only one who can sign the National Letter of Intent on Signing Day giving your approval for your son to attend a particular school. Don’t be left in the dark in your crucial role.
THE PROCESS website provides the most detailed college football recruiting information in the world. We want to give you the answers to the test before you have to make big decisions. We recommend you take the time to familiarize yourself with all of the tabs across the top of our website. We invite you to look into other services, as it’s always good to know what else is out there, but we are a “football-specific recruiting service” with unmatched experience that will get you the best results.
THE PROCESS product was specifically designed by our CEO Paul Gonnella, who has been the Director of Player Personnel and in charge of recruiting at Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Miami just to name a few in the last 10 years. We have come to your side now to guide and assist you in THE PROCESS. Our company was started because there is nothing else like it out there and there was an enormous void for it. We are an extension of you in this process and are here to alleviate a lot of the burden off you and to guide you to becoming THE CHAMPION.
It is imperative that you understand what the NCAA guidelines are in terms of becoming a qualifier to be able to participate in college athletics.
At THE PROCESS, the first thing we always want to talk about is academics. As a parent/guardian, we are assuming that you hold academics to a higher standard than athletics in your son’s life. If not, we are telling you to do so and here is why. Out of the 437,000 high school senior football players who are graduating with your son, only 256 will be drafted into the NFL. With that number in mind, the focal point of your son’s recruiting should be the worth of his college degree.
The higher your son’s GPA and Test Score the more opportunities that will be available to him. It is crucial in your role to form a relationship with his high school guidance counselor to ensure that your son is advancing academically towards college admittance as well as following the criteria the NCAA puts on a qualifier. (See NCAA tab for more information)
As we stated in the ATHLETES section, early gradation is not for every student-athlete. If you son fits the criteria and is able to graduate in December his attractiveness to potential schools will greatly increase. He has to (1) be able to meet the NCAA requirements for Core classes and GPA as well as a qualifying test score and (2) meet all of his high school’s graduation requirements and be able to obtain a final high school transcript with a graduation date in December on it to be able to enroll in the 4-year college/university in January of his senior year. And you as his parent/guardian have to determine if he is mature enough physically, mentally and socially to endure college campus life.
Due to the physical demands of football, strength and conditioning plays a vital role in (1) physical development and (2) prevention of injuries. Most, if not all, high school football programs have a plan in place for in-season and offseason strength and conditioning. We encourage you as a parent/guardian to make sure that your son’s team has it available. If it is not available at your son’s school, we highly recommend you find a local strength and conditioning coach to help your son get BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER. While there is a cost when outsourcing strength and conditioning, you should look at it as an investment in your son rather than just another bill. If this is not financially feasible, we recommend locating the local YMCA to enhance your son’s physical development.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Due to the enormous reach of social media, everything that your son tweets, retweets, shares or posts will be seen. Something that seems harmless could cost your son a scholarship. We have seen it happen too many times and don’t want your son to be the next victim. Not only do we suggest you talk with your son about this, but also that you monitor his activity. If there is a player of similar or equal talent that your son is competing against for a scholarship and that player exhibits better character and attitude than your son does, 100% of the time a team is going to choose the player that exhibits the qualities it expects from its own team. This extends all the way up to pro football. Bill Belichick and Chip Kelly are prime examples of coaches that take character over talent every day of the week. Too many times we have seen very promising careers come to an abrupt end by making bad decisions. We can’t stress enough the importance that this has in not only your son’s athletic career but his professional career as well. Make no mistake, how your son acts is a direct reflection on you.
If you were not already aware of all the factors that can affect your son in a positive or negative way throughout the development you are now. These factors include academics, strength and conditioning, nutrition, offseason training, attitude and character just to name a few. As a parent you are not expected to be an expert in all those areas. Your high school coach and THE PROCESS can assist you in guiding your son to achieve his dreams and goals. We recommend asking many questions so you can assist your son in making the biggest decision of his life.