Alumni Center Terms of Use

Terms of Use

McKinsey & Company and its affiliates (“McKinsey” or “we”) provide its content on alumni.mckinsey.com (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”).

Please read this page carefully. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of the Terms stated within, or are legally unable to agree to these Terms, you may not use this web site or any associated services.

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time by updating this page. Periodically, you should return and review these terms and conditions. Any use of the site following the posting of any new or modified terms and conditions or other usage agreement constitutes your acceptance of the modified agreement.

For an explanation of our practices and policies related to the collection, use and storage of your information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

1. User Registration

This Site may be viewed and/or hosted anywhere in the world and is intended to be accessible only to current and former McKinsey colleagues and select corporate recruiters who have been granted login privileges. By using this Site, you represent that you are a McKinsey Alumni, Firm member, or corporate recruiter intentionally granted login privileges by McKinsey. In order to use certain aspects of the Site, you must first register with us by creating, activating, and /or verifying a user account (“User Account”). In order to create, activate, and /or verify a User Account, you must provide us with certain information, including personally-identifiable information, and you must also select a user password (“User Account Information”).

You agree that you will provide us with only accurate and complete User Account Information and notify us promptly if any such User Account Information changes. You also acknowledge that you are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your User Account name and password. You may not share access to your User Account with any third party. If you believe your User Account privacy or security has been compromised, you must notify us immediately at alumni_relations@mckinsey.com. Our use of your User Account Information is subject to our Privacy Policy and these terms. You further represent that you will not access this Site in violation of any applicable laws.

We may retain User Account Information indefinitely in order to use it for ensuring compliance with these Terms and any applicable legal requirements, in order to modify and improve the Site or our related service offerings, as well as for any purpose authorized by these Terms or our Privacy Policy.

2. Use of Site Content

McKinsey hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the Site Content (as defined below) on any single computer solely for your personal use, provided that you are a Firm member or a McKinsey alumni, or for your internal, business use, provided that you are neither a Firm member nor a McKinsey alumni, but a corporate recruiter intentionally granted login privileges by McKinsey; and provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way (including creating derivative works thereof), that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content, and that you otherwise comply with these Terms. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without McKinsey’s prior written consent. In addition, you may not mirror the Site Content or any portion thereof without McKinsey’s express written consent. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting directly or indirectly, or by implication any license or right to use any McKinsey intellectual property, including any Trademarks, other than as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section terminates automatically and immediately if you do not comply with these Terms.

3. User Content

In connection with your use of the Site, you may have the opportunity to post, submit, publish or distribute job postings or otherwise share information, images, videos, materials, data or other content in connection with this Site (“User Content”). You acknowledge and agree that, by providing us any such User Content, you automatically grant, and hereby do grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, and otherwise exploit such User Content for any purpose, and in any form or media, not prohibited by applicable law. In addition, you hereby waive any claims against us for any alleged or actual infringement of any rights of privacy or publicity, intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with our use of such User Content as permitted by these Terms.

This Site makes no guarantees as to the level of success that you may achieve by using the Site or any provided service or feature, or that a user’s job posting or any other User Content will be accessible for the entire term of its listing. Computer outages, software failure and other technical and non-technical issues may cause temporary outages that could impact the accessibility of a job posting.

You covenant and agree that you shall not submit or upload or otherwise publish or make available through the Site any User Content that (a) are deemed to be offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, given rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate the law; (c) infringes the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contains a computer virus or other malicious or destructive element or extract protected data (e.g. Viruses, Trojan horses, worms, etc.); (e) contains advertising; (f) constitutes or contains false or misleading statements, including for the purpose of misrepresenting your User Content, your identity, or your reason or intent for posting User Content; or (g) violates these Terms or is designed to interfere, or would reasonably be expected to interfere, with our provision of the Site and the reasonable use and enjoyment of other users of the same. McKinsey reserves the right to edit or remove any User Content or User Account from the Site for any reason (or no reason) and will attempt to notify the user supplying such User Content of any material changes or removal.

We do not and cannot review all User Content, and we are not responsible to you or any other party with respect to, and do not endorse or make any representation or warranty with respect to, any User Content provided or made available in connection with this Site. We reserve the right to refuse to accept or publish any User Content, and to remove any previously accepted or published User Content, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

4. Specific Prohibited Uses

In addition to the limitations on use of this Site and User Content set forth in Sections 2 and 3, we prohibit the following:

  • You may not use this Site and its services for any illegal or unlawful purposes.
  • You may not enter data that is knowingly inaccurate, incomplete or false, including as part of User Content or User Account Information.
  • You may not enter data, including personal information, that does not belong to you, or enter data, including personal information, for another user without that user’s express permission, provided that such other user is a current Firm member, McKinsey alumni, or corporate recruiter expressly granted privileges by McKinsey to use this Site. This shall include, but not be limited to, the listing of job opportunities or other User Content.
  • You may not access, collect, record, alter or interfere with any other user’s account data (including User Account Information) that does not belong to you. Any attempts or successes at violating another user's privacy rights shall result in breach of these Terms, which will result in termination of your usage rights, and may further result in criminal or civil proceedings.
  • You may not use this Site or its services for anything other than their intended uses. This shall include, but not be limited to, the practice of posting openings that do not specifically exist for the purpose of collecting resumes or other data from our users. This practice is explicitly restricted and will result in cancellation of your posting and removal of your usage rights, including the removal of your User Account.
  • You may not use this Site or its services with the intent of hurting, damaging, destroying, or otherwise infringing on the stability and usefulness of our services or business.
  • You may not distribute protected materials, including but not limited to, User Account Information (such as user account data, user contact information, or user passwords), to any third party or with other site users. You may not utilize data from this Site, or use any other means, to bypass the Site's security and extract protected data from outside sources.
  • You may not aggregate, package, spider, collect, or display any of the content on this site without the express written consent of McKinsey. This includes using this Site or its services to compile mailing lists or other such databases for commercial purposes, to solicit inappropriately, or to disclose or otherwise disseminate such information to third parties.
  • You may not copy, duplicate or use any of the coding, markup language, or software that comprises the site or any of its services. None of these items may be reverse-engineered, duplicated, or mirrored in whole or in part, for any purpose except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law.

McKinsey reserves the right to terminate user access to the Site and its services at any time and for any reason or no reason.

5. Copyrights and Trademarks

All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof (the “Site Content”), except for User Content defined in Section 3, is the exclusive property of McKinsey or its licensors and, to the extent applicable, is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. This Site as a whole is further copyright protected as a collective work, and individual works appearing on or accessible through this site are likewise subject to copyright protection. You agree to honor the copyrights in this Site (including the selection, coordination and arrangement of the contents of this site) and in the works available on or through this Site.

Neither the content nor functionality of this Site, may be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse engineered, mirrored, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without our express written permission. Except as expressly provided herein, we do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret information or other proprietary rights used or made available in connection with this Site or its services.

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed in connection with the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of us and our licensors. In addition, trade dress belonging to us or to others may appear on or are accessible through this Site. You agree that, except as expressly permitted by us (or by our licensors, where applicable), you will not (i) refer to or attribute any information to us or our licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites or public social media) for advertising or promotional purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party or (ii) use or reproduce any Trademark or trade dress of ours or our licensors, or imply any endorsement by us or our licensors. If you are not a Firm member or McKinsey alumni, you may also not use or reproduce any Trademark or trade dress of ours or our licensors to imply any relationship with us or our licensors. The fact that we have permitted you access to this site does not constitute authorization to reproduce our Trademarks or trade dress for any other purpose.

6. Notices of Infringement and Takedown

In addition to the limitations on User Content set forth in Section 3, we prohibit the posting of any information in connection with this Site or its services which infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content available through this Site or its services, please write to us at the address shown below, giving a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of the right. Upon our receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3)), we will remove any posted material that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law. U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions. Our contact for submission of notices under this Section 6 is: Legal Department, McKinsey & Company, Inc., 711 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017.

7. Disclaimers and Limitations of Warranties

This Site makes no guarantees as to the accuracy, completeness or truthfulness of any data or materials posted within this site. Any damage incurred by reliance upon this information is not the responsibility of McKinsey or its affiliates, licensors or partners. By using this site, you assume all responsibility for and risk arising from your use of and reliance upon the contents of this site. McKinsey takes reasonable steps to protect against unauthorized disclosure or access to User Account Information, but we cannot guarantee that others will not obtain such access.

References and links to products and services belonging to third parties are provided for your convenience and do not represent our endorsement of such products or services. Materials accessible from or added to this Site by third parties, including, though not limited to, job listings and other User Content, are strictly the responsibility of the third party who added such materials or made them accessible. While we reserve the right to monitor third-party content and User Content and to remove materials that we believe are inappropriate, we neither endorse nor undertake to control, monitor, edit or assume responsibility for any such content.

You assume all liabilities and risks associated with your interaction with individuals you come into contact with through the usage of our services and the Site. We do not have the ability, and undertake no responsibility, to ensure that everyone is who they claim to be. We make no guarantees as to the legitimacy or accuracy of any job postings, resumes, profile or any type of postings or other User Content made available through the Site. Therefore, by using this Site and its services, you agree to release McKinsey and its affiliates, licensors and partners from liability resulting from any loss, damages or harm resulting from your usage of the Site and any associated services.

THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON, ACCESSIBLE THROUGH OR DERIVED BY YOU FROM THIS SITE AND WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE. WE LIKEWISE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF INTERRUPTION OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE AS THE RESULT OF ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SITE. WE NEITHER WARRANT NOR REPRESENT THAT THE SERVICES OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE WILL ENABLE YOU TO ACHIEVE ANY PARTICULAR RESULT OR OUTCOME, LEGAL, ECONOMIC, PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, OR OTHERWISE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE CONTENT, USER CONTENT, OR ANY ACTION, INACTION, OR DECISION BY YOU OR ANY PARTY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

8. Privacy

We understand that your privacy is important to you and we are committed to respecting your privacy and to protecting your personally-identifiable information (which is also referred to in some contexts and under some applicable laws as your personal data). Our Privacy Policy describes how we use and protect your personally-identifiable information, as well as how and with whom we may share that information.

Your use of this Site and its services is subject to and governed by these Terms and our Privacy Policy, and by using this Site and its Services, you confirm your agreement with, and understanding of, our Privacy Policy.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO PRINT AND TO READ THE PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY AND TO CONTACT US BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRIVACY POLICY OR THESE TERMS. IN THE EVENT OF ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, THESE TERMS SHALL CONTROL.

9. Termination of Site and Site Access

In addition to the disclaimers set forth in Section 7, you acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right, at any time in our sole discretion, to change or delete the contents of this Site, including any Site Content or User Content, in whole or in part, or to discontinue it at any time. You also agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site and its Services for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you, including but not limited to, denying access to the Site to any person whom we have reasonable grounds to believe may be using the Site for an unlawful or unauthorized purpose or in a manner that may be harmful. If you no longer desire to have access to this Site, you may stop your use of the Site at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate automatically upon any termination of your right to use the Site, provided, however, that any license granted to you by us and any provision of these Terms or the Privacy Policy necessary to enforce or exercise your or our rights or obligations hereunder shall survive the termination of these Terms.

10. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. If any portion of these Terms are found to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. Any failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such provision or any other aspect of the Terms. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made expressly and in writing. You will not transfer or assign any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our express consent, and any such transfer or assignment shall be void.