Resume Database Nightmare: Appendices

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Appendix A :Copy of Invoice to Biotechcareers for “resume sale.”

This invoice is referenced from the publicly available case files of Medzilla, Inc. v Optimum Intelligence LLC, et al Case No. CO2-2122R, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle.

In the case file, the Declaration of Jason Monastra in Support of Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel , Exhibit 3, contains the invoice of “resume sale” to The invoice is labeled as #628, and is dated November 30, 2002. The description of the goods is marked as a “Resume Sale,” and the invoiced is marked as paid in handwriting.

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Appendix B : Text of Medzilla job seeker notification.

This text is taken from Medzilla, Inc. v Optimum Intelligence LLC, et al Case No. CO2-2122R . Case file. Also: Declaration of Jason Monastra in Support of Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel, Paragraph 14, which contains the text of the email notice.

The message was sent November 14 to 2, 399 job seekers whose resumes Mr. Monastra had downloaded.


A few months ago we discovered that a person claiming to be a recruiter was actually setting up a new job board, and had taken several thousand resumes from the Medzilla site.

We then learned that he had similarly taken thousands of resumes from other biotech related job boards, several of which have also initiated action against him.

On October 15th Medzilla, Inc filed a lawsuit against Jason Monastra and his company “Optimum Intelligence” ( in the Federal District court.

The lawsuit alleges fraud, copyright infringement, and breach of contract.

A restraining order imposing injunctive relief was obtained on November 1 st .

We value our business relationships with your firm as clients, and felt that you should be aware of the above.


Frank Heasley Ph.D.

President, CEO

Medzilla. Inc.


Appendix C :HotResumes Privacy Policy & Information as of February 11, 2003

Following is a portion of the February 11, 2003 version of privacy policy as posted publicly on its Web site. The entire policy is available at . Researchers have retained for their records a complete printout of the February 11 policy for study and reference purposes.

Excerpt of posted privacy policy:

Information About All Visitors

We gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. We only use such information in the aggregate and not on an individual basis. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can develop a better overall Website for our users. This information may be shared with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may develop a better overall career Website for you, as well.

Information About You Specifically

In some instances, such as when you sign up to use a service, enter into a contest, or purchase a product, we may need more specific information about you, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, etc. We may use that information to make you aware of additional products and services which may be of interest to you, or to contact you regarding site changes. We may also ask you for other information, such as feedback regarding the site, the types of jobs you are interested in, etc., Again, in an effort to develop for you deliver to you the best possible career Website.

General Information Disclosure

We do not disclose information about your individual visits to, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, etc., to any outside parties, except when we believe the law requires it. But, we may record and share aggregated information with our partners.



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