ATLANTIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
Senior Management Executive Search & Recruitment Worldwide
 

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Notice for Other Executive Search Firms

& Warning to Copyright Violators

(Both End Users & Content Providers)

We sincerely wish the best of success to all persons in the executive search and recruitment field who are hard working, honest, and dedicated to helping their candidates' careers and furthering their client companies' business goals.

Executive search is a difficult but rewarding profession for those of us who enjoy seeing our efforts help better the lives of our candidates and of those people who work for our client companies.

 

ART does not share candidates or clients with other firms.

We are frequently contacted by recruitment firms that ask us to help them fill one of their clients' vacancies, or we are asked if we would like to see some of their candidates for some of our clients' vacancies. However, please note that under no circumstances does ART partner with any other recruitment firm in any country, for any reason.

 

This has always been our policy and it will remain so. Please do not waste your time asking us if we could assist with your search.

 

When a client company works with ART, they can always be assured that a very well trained and experienced ART executive search recruiter is handling their case, but if we partnered with any other firm, there would be no way possible for us to guarantee the same consistent level of service to our clients. This is not to say that other executive search firms are not capable. It just means that we are not willing to risk our clients' searches with strangers.

 

Good ethics in executive search is good business. 

Firms that have solicited and received retainers from clients for searches for which they have no suitable candidates or abilities to find suitable candidates should return their retainers to their clients. If your firm's focus is on getting paid first, and then scrambling to figure out how to satisfy your client, you might be misleading your client, demoralizing your recruiters, and degrading your firm's reputation.

 

It is ART's policy to only accept searches for which we are qualified. If we do not believe that we could help a client company with a particular need, we advise them of this, so that they could contact firms that might be able to help them. This policy is not only the right and ethical thing to do, but it also helps make us more efficient for our clients.

 

Because our recruiters focus on what they do best, they get better and better in their areas of expertise, and that kind of experience makes us more helpful and valuable to our clients.

 

By the way, why are you here?

It has come to our attention that many other executive search and recruitment firms lurk around the ART website for various reasons. Some are just curious about the competition. Some are wondering if they could divine some secrets of our success by clicking on some web pages. There are no secrets to be found here. This is a rather boring website in fact, because it only exists to describe what we do.

 

There are no fast and easy ways for you to learn how to do executive search by scanning different websites of search firms. There is only one way to be successful, and it involves hard work.

 

If you are looking to ART or this website to teach you how to become successful in executive search, then you surely should not be involved in the practice of executive search and recruitment.  First of all, ART is not a website. We are a well established executive search firm composed of highly trained and experienced executive search recruiters. If the internet disappeared, we would do just fine. Second, if there is any "secret" to ART's success, it is that we consider executive search a difficult profession to master and we believe that it should only be practiced by people who are sincerely dedicated to bettering their profession, their candidates' careers, and their clients' business success. If you are involved in executive search or recruitment because you believe that recruitment is simply a fast way to earn good money, then it would be good for all concerned if you would kindly take up a different field.

 

 

Copyright Violators - Warning to End Users & Content Developers that Illegally Sell ART Copyrighted Materials

ART website content is for the express and sole use of potential client companies and potential candidates. It is not for any use whatsoever by other executive search firms, recruitment companies, or any other companies or individuals.

 

The Unauthorized Reproduction and/or Sale of any material copyrighted by ART is strictly prohibited and is against international law. The entire ART website is copyright protected, and ART reserves all rights.

 

Firms or Individuals that violate our copyright and that make use of our materials for their own purposes are seen by ART as causing substantial harm to our reputation and brand, and as such, they risk severe prosecution, subjecting them to significant financial damages.

 

Please note that we maintain web logs which might track you and your unauthorized usage of our copyrighted website. This information might be used by us later as evidence of your activities.

 

If you use our copyrighted material on this copyrighted website for your own use, we will find you and stop you, wherever you are. We use a variety of electronic and other means to identify copyright violators, including Copyscape. Please note: this includes "derivative material," in which the substance of our copyrighted material has been stolen and is retained in your illegal copy, with our words being replaced here and there with your text.

 

International copyright law also recognizes "derivative material" as being in violation of copyright law, just the same as if you copied our materials word for word! You cannot use the ART website or any component of it as a template for your own website without your being in violation of international copyright laws. This includes not only language used on this website, but also our web architecture and design and format elements.

 

Much of ART's copyrighted material found on this website dates back as early as 1987. Independent recognized authorities such as the Internet Archive record much of  the early ART copyrighted materials published on this website from 1998. In a conflict over copyright, violators would be confronted with this overwhelming evidence of our firm's preexisting copyrighted materials.

 

You could avoid a great number of problems if you simply describe your firm and your services in your own words. Seriously, if you cannot describe your services and practices yourself without stealing marketing materials from another firm's website, why are you in this business? If you do not know how to describe your firm, please take up a different field. If you are pretending to do what ART does, you are misleading your clients and candidates, and this kind of misrepresentation of your services could subject you to prosecution by ART or by these parties.

 

Any party that is found to have used ART's copyrighted website materials is in violation of U.S., Canadian, European, Chinese, Indian, Singaporean, and International law, and as such, violators are subject to a variety of possible punitive measures by ART. None of these punitive actions by us would involve much expense to us in terms of either time or money, but they could ruin your business permanently.

    PUNITIVE MEASURES AT OUR DISPOSAL. Please do not force us to have to resort to any of these punitive measures, simply to enforce our copyright:

     
      1. Shutting down your website by informing your web hosting service that you are violating the terms of your contract with them, which usually requires that you do not violate any laws, including copyright laws.
     
      1. Notifying various search engines to remove you from any search results following queries related to your firm's website. Most search engines respect copyright laws, and violations of copyright are grounds for a website being removed. Please note that if your firm is not in the USA, most search engines based in the USA do recognize US copyright law, even if the violator is not in the USA. Do you really want to cause your firm to be banned from search engines worldwide and in all languages?

     

      1. Informing the local press in your city or country. Especially in a difficult economy, the press might find it interesting to cover unethical behavior of a recruitment firm. Most people are aware that the internet is filled with copyright violations due to "copy and paste," but perhaps the press in your city might find it an interesting story to hear our very effective advice about how to stop someone anywhere from violating one's copyright. Your copyright violation could be highlighted in the article and you would have to answer many embarrassing questions about your lack of ethical behavior. Please note that ART proudly counts among our candidates around the world people who are journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters. Are you prepared to have to explain your unethical business practices in the court of public opinion?

     

      1. Informing your local society of human resources professionals, because a firm that misrepresents itself and violates copyright laws might not be a firm to do business with.

     

      1. Informing relevant industry groups that your firm is likely to deal with, because a firm that misrepresents itself and violates copyright laws might not be a firm to do business with.

     

      1. Informing relevant government and law enforcement agencies in the places where you operate, because a firm that misrepresents itself and violates copyright laws might also violate other laws and be a danger to society. Copyright violators whose recruitment business involves the obtaining of work visas, such as USA H1-B's, or Canadian skilled worker visas, should note that ART will have no problem whatsoever in contacting relevant national or provincial immigration bureaus to complain that your firm violated copyright laws and that your businesses might be perpetrating fraud by doing so. Such a complaint might affect your abiity to do business, not only the name of the website in which the violation was spotted, but in all of your businesses identified by us as belonging to you. Please note that ART proudly counts among our candidates around the world people who are at the ministerial and subministerial levels in their respective governments.

     

      1. Contacting your firm's current, past or potential clients and/or candidates and informing them of your violation of international copyright law.
     

    Nearly every country on earth is a signatory of the Berne Convention on Intellectual Property, and ART's friends in your country can be very helpful to us, in seeing to it that there is no place on earth for copyright violators to be safe.

     

    ART has successfully stopped copyright violators around the globe, including firms in countries said to be "untouchable" as far as copyright law enforcement is concerned, but typically within 24-48 hours, our violated material has been removed from the violator's website, either by them or by us.

     

    In our experience, every single firm that has been confronted with our "Cease and Desist" letter, sent following our discovery of their violation, quickly has understood that compliance with copyright law is greatly to their benefit. We have been successful in enforcing our copyright over and over again in countries as diverse as the following (listed in order of frequency of violations):

    • India
    • Canada
    • China
    • USA
    • Hong Kong
    • Singapore
    • UK
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Sweden
    • Belgium
    • Germany
    • Mali
    • Benin
    • Serbia
    • France
    • Malaysia
    • Nigeria
    • Egypt
    • Turkey
    • Czech Rep.
    • Australia
    • Mexico
    • Netherlands
    • Greece
    • Russia
    • Lebanon
    • Dubai
    • Latvia
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • UAE
     

    A firm that is found to have violated our copyright cannot claim that they have a right to publish our materials because they paid a third party content provider for this material. This is like buying stolen merchandise and claiming a right of ownership. The violator's first obligation under the law is to cease violating our copyright. If they wish to pursue the web content developer to return fees paid, that is their business, but such action does not take priority over ending their violation of our copyrighted materials.

     

      When first presented with our evidence of their firm's having violated our copyright, many violators claim that they had hired an outside contractor to provide content to them. Our question is this: when you read the content that they sold you, why did you not change the material when you saw, quite clearly, that the marketing language did not accurately describe your firm's business operations, methods or capabilties? In our findings, most violators of our copyrighted material do not remotely do what we do, do not in any way have the resources or abilities that we do, yet in their theft of our language, they quite brazenly claim to do what we do. So when our investigators confront a CEO of such a firm and he says, almost invariably, that he did not know that the material was stolen, our next question is: "So at what point, when reading your website, did it occur to you that your website was describing a firm that does not do what your firm does, and when did this seem odd to you?" Of course, another obvious question to pose is, "For what reason did you hire the content provider, and how could that person possibly be knowledgeable of executive search practices to a degree worthy of  hiring him?"

     

      If asked these questions in a courtroom or by a journalist, how would the CEO of that recruitment company answer? The fact is that he did hire someone to go out and steal another company's copyrighted material. One company CEO told our investigator that he had hired a person to "mirror" two mass staffing company websites, since they were his direct competitors, but he was "surprised" that they took ART's material, since ART was an executive search firm and not an employment agency. Apparently the ethics of "mirroring" in the first place had escaped the conscience of this gentleman!

     

    Any third party web content vendor that violates our copyright and then sells it to another firm will make themselves subject to prosecution and/or severe punitive action, not only by ART, but possibly in conjunction with the firm to whom you illegally sold our material. At our discretion, ART might decide to inform the content developer's potential and/or present clients and partners of their violations. Any reasonable firm should not want to risk the future of their business with content stolen and provided by such a person or company.

     

    Any party that is discovered to have used ART's copyrighted materials for any criminal purpose will be subject to investigation and legal prosecution. It should be noted that this firm in the past has taken extraordinary measures to identify perpetrators to authorities with the goals of ceasing their activities and/or bringing them to prosecution, no matter where their location on earth. More....

     
     

 

 

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