Updated version: 15 June 2021
These Terms of Service are permanently available https://lessin.hivebrite.com/.
- Legal notice
The Service is provided by Energy Systems Catapult Limited (the ‘Catapult’) :
Energy Systems Catapult Limited, Registered office: Cannon House 7th Floor, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B4 6BS
Private company limited by guarantee without share capital
Registered in the England and Wales Trade and Companies Register under the number: 08705784
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone number: 0121 203 3700
Google Cloud Platform
Company located at Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, Ireland
Registered in the Dublin Trade and Companies Register under the number: 752925594
Phone number: +353 1 436 1000
Community Website: the online platform named LESSIN, powered by Hivebrite and provided by the Catapult, allowing Members to benefit from the Service.
Data Protection Law: means the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) and any national legislation implementing this Regulation and related statutory instruments as amended or in force.
Member Account: means a dedicated online account opened by any visitor and providing an access to the Service.
Identifiers: means login and password or social login the Member used to create the Member Account.
Party or Parties: means the Member and the Catapult designated either individually or collectively.
Service: means the Community Website and all the functionalities provided thereto and described in the Terms and Conditions.
Service Content: any data, text, files, information, Member names, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, and other content or materials made available during the Service.
Member or Members: means any person authorized by LESSIN to access and use of the Service after creation of a Member Account.
Member Content: any content created, posted, or shared by the Member, on or through the Service including any information, data, photos and other content relating to the Member.
The Terms of Service will come into effect on first access to the Service for the entire duration of use.
- Description of the Service
The Service enables Members to connect with each other, build communities, or also do networking.
The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by the Catapult , allowing the Member to:
- Connect with people of <organization>, groups, businesses the Member is interested in:
- Live feed: allows Members to have access to a newsfeed aggregating contents posted via the application. They can comment on the posts.
- Recommend: allows Members to suggest someone to be invited by the admin.
- Geolocation: allows Members to be located via their device in order to know who is near them.
- Mentoring: allows Members to declare themselves mentors in specific domains so they can be contacted by Members wishing to be mentored.
- Request Support: Request Support directly with LESSIN and other support partners.
- Communicate with others by sharing content such as status, photos, videos, sending private messages, as well as creating events, groups, or projects.
- Directory: provide with the contact details of other Members.
- Private messages: allow Members to discuss by private messages.
- Projects: allows Members to create a project.
- Groups: Members can be part of groups with all the features of the application.
- Event organisation: allows Members to register and join events.
- Ensure the safety and integrity of the Community Website with a reporting tool allowing the Members to signal contents and other Members.
- Share job offers or apply to job offers published in the LESSIN Community Website;
- Stay up to date with news about your LESSIN and activities in the Community Website:
- Email campaign: Members can receive emails campaigns from LESSIN
- Notification: Members that have agreed can receive notifications sent by LESSIN.
- Media center: Members can upload files that are stored in the Community Website.
These Terms of Service govern the use of each component of the Service.
- Access to the Service
Access to the Service shall be subject to the creation of a Member Account.
The Service is available on the website https://lessin.hivebrite.com/
- Requirements for the access to the Service
The Member must ensure to has (the “Member’s System”):
- The ability and means required to access the Services and to use it;
- The appropriate hardware (computer, smartphone...) and operating software and shall carry out the responsibility of the maintenance and the security;
- An Internet access from any access provider of the Member’s choice;
- An adapted configuration of the browser.
Members shall bear all the costs for accessing the Service.
- Creation of the Member Account
This shall require the entering of personal identification data through the online registration form accessible at the following address: https://lessin.hivebrite.com/.
The Member shall enter Member identification data such as name, surname, allocated Member ID and email] and is invited to choose its Identifiers.
The Member agrees to provide only accurate and complete information when creating or updating his/her Account information.
In order to benefit from the Services, the Member must log-in to create the Member Account. Identifiers are personal and confidential. Members are responsible for keeping it secret and not disclose it to any third party in any form and for any reason whatsoever.
The Member’s login can only be changed at the request of the Member or at the initiative of <customer name>. The Member’s password is modifiable by the Member through the Member’s Account. The Member is solely and entirely responsible for the use of the Member’s Identifiers and undertakes to do everything possible to keep it secret and not to disclose them to anyone, in any form whatsoever and for any reason whatsoever. If the Member forgets her/his password, the Member can generate a new one by clicking on the link “Reset my password” available https://lessin.hivebrite.com/.
The Member is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on its Member Account and will be responsible to keep its Identifiers secure and for the use of his Identifiers by third-parties or for any actions or declarations made through his Member Account, whether fraudulent or not, and guarantees the Catapult against any request in this respect.
If the Member has reason to believe that a person is fraudulently using identification elements or his Member Account, she or he must immediately inform the Catapult by e-mail at the following address [email protected]
The Member is solely responsible for the improper access, damage, disruption, loss or theft and adverse consequences caused by its breach of the confidentiality of the Identifiers. In case of loss, misappropriation or unauthorized use of its password, the Member shall immediately notify the Catapult.
Members may not use another’s account without permission. A Member Account may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be used by or made available to any person or entity except the registered Member.
- Cost of the Service
The Service is available for free of charge.
- Intellectual property
The Service and the Service Content belong and shall remain the property of the Catapult or its licensors as appropriate, and is protected by copyright, patent when applicable, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.
The Member shall not acquire any of such rights title and interest (including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights such as copies, modifications, extensions and derivative works thereof) save as otherwise expressly set out in this Article 7.2 and the Member shall take all necessary measures to this effect. All rights not expressly granted to Members are reserved and retained.
The Catapult is the producer of databases on the Community Website and <customer name> is the owner of any databases made available. The Member shall not extract or reuse a substantial qualitative or quantitative portion of the databases, including for private purpose.
In connection with the use of the Services and Service Content or Member’s Content, the Member is not authorized to, or cannot allow a third party to:
- violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, notably cause damage or injury to any person or property, infringes any rights of third parties including but not limited to any intellectual property rights and privacy rights or perform any other illegal, harmful or fraudulent activities;
- probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network;
- remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security measures of any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device;
- attempts to connect without permission and/or damage, in any way whatsoever, any Members, hosts or networks;
- disturb, hamper, interfere or interrupt the access to or operation of the Service and Service Content including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.
- Member’s undertakings
The Member represents and warrants that she or he retains ownership of all of his intellectual property rights in the Member Content or that this Member Content is subject to a license granted to the Member by a third party holding these rights, under conditions allowing the Member to freely use and/or transfer these elements for the purpose of using the Service, under the conditions described in the Terms and Conditions. The Catapult does not claim ownership of the Member Content.
The Member holds the Catapult harmless from all claims or actions brought by third parties on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, including, without limitation, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights or privacy rights in the Member Content.
Persons aged 13 years old or less are not authorized to access the Service.
- 2. Member’s rules of conduct
Generally, the Member is committed to use the Services in accordance with LESSIN internal rules/security policy made available to the Member in https://lessin.hivebrite.com/.
Member may not post content which includes, but is not limited to: (i) sexually explicit materials; (ii) obscene, misleading, libelous, slanderous, violent, hateful and/or unlawful content or profanity; (iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent; (iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substances, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and (v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker (“Objectionable Content”)via the Service.
Member may not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, the Member or any other person's credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
Member must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
Member must not attempt to restrict another Member from using or enjoying the Service and must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Service.
Member may only make non-commercial uses of the Service and Service Content. Use of Service or the Service Content for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by LESSIN (or any individual officer or employee of LESSIN); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of LESSIN or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as "spamming"), solicitations for commercial services.
- Reporting and moderation
In order to ensure the LESSIN Community Website provides the best experience possible for everyone, if a Member sees any inappropriate content, she or he must use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.
The Catapult has no general obligation to monitor Member Content nor to investigate whether facts or circumstances are revealing illicit activities. The Catapult has set up a reporting tool allowing any Member to notify illegal, abusive and harmful content.
The knowledge of such content is deemed effective when the hosting provider is notified of following:
- The notification date;
- The notifying Member identity;
- The description of the facts in contention (possibly with screen shots of the content);
- As well as the reasons for which the content must be removed.
If a Member Content is reported, the Catapult reserves the right to withdraw the reported content and/or suspend or terminate the Member Account of the Member having originally published the reported content in the conditions set forth in Article 11.2.
- Termination, suspension, or revocation of access
- Deletion of the Member Account by the Member
At any time, the Member may delete its Member Account without notice through the LESSIN Community Website or by emailing the email address mentioned in Article 15.
Deletion is effective immediately and all the data collected upon the subscription as well as the content published by the Member on the Community Website is deleted after a period of one month.
- Deletion of inactive Member Account
The Catapult will delete inactive accounts after a continuous period of two (2) year the if the Member has not used the Community Website. The Member will be informed by email of the deletion of his or her account subject to prior notice of two (2)weeks allowing the Member to object such deletion.
- Privacy; Confidentiality
- Limitation of Warranty and Liability; Indemnification.
The Catapult is not responsible for the Member’s device compatibility nor if the Member is unable to connect due to any technical problem related to the Internet network or a failure in the Member's computer facilities and equipment.
The Catapult shall not be responsible for Member’s System nor any problems arising from or related to Member’s System or caused by the Internet. Member is responsible for the security of the Member System and the security of its access to and connection with the Services.
Insofar as it has not been reported in the conditions of Article 10, any document, information, data, or elements available via the Service, including Member Content (“Information”) is provided without any guarantees, notably that the Information is comprehensive or accurate.
The Member is solely responsible for the use of the Information and bears all the risks arising from your reliance on this Information. The Information is provided on the condition that the Member can determine its interest for a specific purpose before use. Under no circumstances the Catapult accepts liability for injury arising from reliance on the said Information, its use or use of a product to which it refers.
The Member is solely responsible for all Member Content posted, and assumes all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy. The Member acknowledges that, following the publication of the any content, its information will become accessible to all the Members on the Community Website and that as such, same information will be published, modified, translated, reproduced in any form and accessible, saved and reproduced by other Members and the Catapult. The Catapult will have no responsibility or liability in connection with the Member Content.
The Catapult expressly excludes any liability for events of any kind that may occur during any meeting organized between Members within the use of the Services.
- Hypertext links
The Community Website may provide links to websites operated by third parties or other internet sources/networks, as well as data/information coming from third-party servers. The Catapult does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites and cannot be held liable for any damage following or in relation with use or the fact of having trusted the content/data/results available on such third-party servers, external sources or internet sites.
If a Member uses third-party sites or content from third-party servers, Member does so solely at Member’s own risk. Links do not imply that the Company is affiliated or associated with any linked site.
The Member can use these contact details for any technical support request.
The Member is informed, as consumer, of the possibility to use a conventional mediation procedure or any other alternative dispute resolution method. In particular, the Member may refer the matter to the Consumer Ombudsman https://www.advice.scot/.
The Member can submit a dispute to the Online Dispute Resolution platform proposed by the European Commission, which may be accessed at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
Change of the Service. The Catapult may further develop or modify the Service or the Service Content only to improve its quality. The Member will be informed of such development/modification as soon as it is implemented.
Convention of proof. Electronic documents exchanged by electronic means between the Member and the the Catapult shall be regarded as writings having the same probative force as writings on paper in the meaning of applicable law. They may constitute faithful and durable copies in accordance with applicable law, so that the Member is invited to keep them.
Force majeure. In no case the Catapult may be held liable for any breach of its contractual obligations resulting from a force majeure event as defined in applicable law and related jurisprudence.