Updated version: 15 June 2021
These Terms of Service are permanently available https://lessin.hivebrite.com/.
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.
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:
These Terms of Service govern the use of each component of 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/
The Member must ensure to has (the “Member’s System”):
Members shall bear all the costs for accessing the Service.
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.
The Service is available for free of charge.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Data Controller offers a platform called LESSIN (hereafter, the “Platform”) to its users which have subscribed on the Platform and as such have a user account (hereafter, the “Users”). The Platform is available at the following url address https://lessin.hivebrite.com/
The Data Controller uses a solution called “Hivebrite”, which enables the import and export of user lists and data, the management of content and events, the organization of emailing campaigns and opportunity research and sharing as well as the management of funds and contributions of any kind.
The Data Controller is particularly aware and sensitive with regards to the respect of its Users privacy and personal data protection. The Data Controller commits to ensure the compliance of the processing it carries out as data controller in accordance with the Data Protection Law.
Data Protection Law is the EU Regulation n°2016/679 regarding data protection dated April 27, 2016 named General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”.
The Data Controller has appointed a Data Protection Officer (hereinafter “DPO”) you may contact at the following address: [email protected]
Your details will be used for the purpose of creating the LESSIN network and providing you with appropriate support within the scope of Local Energy Systems projects. Your details will be available to other members of the network registered in the LESSIN network and hivebrite.
Your details may also be shared with support organisations with the explicit aim of providing support to you. Your details may be shared with Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to provide a better service or to address specific requirements. No personal details will be shared with European Union funding bodies.
Your consent can be withdrawn by using the controls in LESSIN powered by Hivebrite or by emailing [email protected]
Your details will be treated in accordance with the privacy policies outlined below for the purposes of LESSIN
Date of last update: June 2021.
1. COLLECTED PERSONAL DATA
1.1 When subscribing on the Platform
When subscribing to the Platform, the User is informed that its following personal data is collected for the purpose of creating a user account:
The User is informed that it is not possible to access the Platform without providing the mandatory data strictly necessary to create an account and authenticate the User.
1.2 During the use of the Platform
The User may validly publish, at its own initiative, any content on the Platform which shall be kept by the Company:
2. THE PURPOSE OF THE DATA PROCESSING
The Data Controller and its subcontractors process personal data that are freely transferred by the User when accessing the services proposed by the Platform for the following purpose:
Creation and management of a user account; https://lessin.hivebrite.com/;
Providing the User with all functionalities of the Platform, meaning:
Management of data subjects rights according to the Personal Data Legislation.
Storage of User personal data;
Management of prospection operations:
Making statistics in order:
Making statistics regarding the effective use of the Platform;
Making statistics regarding the different levels of activity on the Platform.
Enable the synchronization of the User’s LinkedIn profile;
3. DATA RETENTION PERIOD
The Data Controller informs the User that the personal data related to the User Account is retained only during the length of the User’s subscription on the Platform.
Following the termination of said subscription, the data collected upon the subscription as well as the content published by the User on the Platform shall be deleted after a period of 1 month
4. DATA TRANSFERS
The Users’ data are stored in the European Economic Area (EEA) by the Data Controller, its subsidiaries and its trusted service providers. However, depending on the processing, the Users’ data may also be transferred in a country outside the EEA, to our trusted service providers and/or subsidiaries.
When transferring data outside the EEA, the Data Controller ensures that the data are transferred in a secured manner and with respect to the Data Protection Law. When the country where the data are transferred does not have a protection comparable to that of the EU, the Data Controller uses “appropriate or suitable safeguards”.
When the service providers to whom personal data are transferred, are located in the United States, these transfers are governed by the standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission.
Users can access such safeguards by contacting the DPO at the following address [email protected]
5. COMMITMENT OF THE DATA CONTROLLER
The Data Controller commits to process User’s personal data in compliance the Data Protection Law and undertake to, notably, respect the following principles:
6. EXERCISE OF THE USERS’ RIGHTS
The User is duly informed that it disposes at any time, depending on the legal basis of the processing, a right to access, to rectification, to erasure, to restriction of processing, to data portability, and to object.
When processing is based on User’s consent, the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
The User can exercise its rights by sending an email to the following address
In addition, in the event the User considers that its rights have not been respected, the User of which the personal data is collected can lodge a complaint before the competent supervisory authority. For any additional information, you can review your rights on the websites of the competent authorities.
The competent supervisory authorities are listed on the following website:
8. RECIPIENT AND PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS THE USERS’ DATA
Only authorized persons working for the Data Controller and, LESSIN Partner organisations, can access your personal data. The Data Controller makes its best effort to ensure that these groups of people remain as small as possible and maintain the confidentiality and security of User’s personal data.
The Data Controller also uses trusted service providers to carry out a set of operations on his/her behalf for hosting. The Data Controller can also use service providers in the tech industry, editors of specific tools integrated in the Platform for technical purposes.
The Data Controller only provides service providers with the information they need to perform the service and ask them not to use your personal data for any other purpose. The Data Controller does his best to ensure that all these trusted service providers only process the personal data on our documented instructions and provide sufficient guarantees, in particular in terms of confidentiality, expert knowledge, reliability and resources, to implement technical and organizational measures which will meet the requirements of the applicable legislation, including for the security of processing.
List of the main service providers:
44 rue la fayette
Google Cloud Platform
Gordon House, 4 Barrow St,
Hosting of all data and content produced / provided by the User, as well as images, profile pictures and backups
38 avenue John F. Kennedy,
132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco,
Production and storage of error logs enabling our developers
to correct the code
375 Beale Street, Suite 300,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Sending of emails from the Platform
16 Nassau St,
New York, NY 10038,
Customer support for the Platform