Terms and Conditions for use of The Hub Platform
Last Updated: March 22nd, 2023
SPECIFIC TERMS APPLICABLE FOR EACH OF THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE PLATFORM
For the time being The Hub offers the below services (the “Services”) on the Platform:
Funding Overview for Startups
No advice or offer for funding but an overview and guidance
The contents of the funding overview have been created by Rainmaking, Rainmaking Innovation ApS, CVR 37288241, c/o Rainmaking Loft, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 41,1434 Copenhagen K, Denmark (“Rainmaking”) and Startup Maria Oy, Org. no. 2760866-5, Lapinlahdenkatu 16 C, 00180 Helsinki, Finland ("Maria 01") and Northern Ireland Science Park Holdings Limited, NI039294, Unit 10, Innovation Centre, Queens’s Road, BT3 9DT Belfast, Northern Ireland (“Catalyst Inc”) on behalf of The Hub for information and guidance purposes only in order to create an overview of available funding opportunities and give guidance. It has been prepared independently, from publicly available information believed to be reliable as well as from best practices and experience from Rainmaking and does not necessarily reflect the views of others. The information and overview given on this site are entirely those of The Hub and reflecting their view on the topic. It does not constitute, or form part of, any offer of funding, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied on in any connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever. The contents of this site may not be construed in any way to be binding advice to be strictly followed. Whilst reasonable care has been taken to ensure that its contents are not untrue or misleading, no representation is made as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness of the information and opinions contained on this site and no liability is accepted for any loss arising from your reliance on it. The Hub Bank has not verified the contents of this site. Hence, users should not solely rely on the provided information but should seek independent advice wherever necessary. The information and views given on this site are subject to change without notice. This site is protected by copyright and is being supplied to you solely for your information and may not be reproduced or further distributed to any other person or published (in whole or in part) without permission from The Hub.
Linked sites: The Hub has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of off-site pages or any other sites linked to this site.
No warranty: The Hub accepts no responsibility for, and makes no warranty that functions contained at this site will be uninterrupted or error-free. The Hub does not accept any liability for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of this site or its contents, including any harm or defect caused to your computer as a result of access and use of the server that makes this site available.
The Job Matching Service
Terms for Prospective Employees
The Hub offers an online service that connects prospective employees with employers through a simple and non-binding interview request process. As a prospective employee, you have an opportunity to find a position with an employer using this service. Additionally, your use of The Hub is free, and the interview request process does not create any contractual obligations between the employer and you as a prospective employee. The Platform only acts as a tool for prospective employees to explore opportunities without obligations.
The use of the Platform is free for prospective employees. When you use the Job Matching Service, we may require you to provide us information such as your name, phone number and e-mail address at some stage. We may also require information from your LinkedIn profile. We will review the information that you provide to us during the registration process and we may review any other information about you that is publicly available. By applying for a position you agrees to that we will store your name, phone number, e-mail address and url-link to your linkedIn profile and that we will share this with the company that you are applying for a position with. You also agree to that we (The Hub) and the company (where you have applied for a positon) may store your information for two years, and that the company may contact you for similar positions in this time period. You can get your information deleted within the two year period by both the Hub and the prospective employer by contacting the Hub and the prospective employer.
Importing information from your LinkedIn profile does not represent any affiliation between The Hub or the Platform and LinkedIn. The Hub does not store your login username and password from LinkedIn or of any other third party service. Specifically, The Hub does not store your LinkedIn username and password if you entered them into the LinkedIn web login page within the The Hub Platform on its servers; it only stores the information you enter in to your application; name, e-mail address, phone number and url-link to LinkedIn profile. You may have the ability to import data from other third-party entities into the Platform, and through your use of the Platform, you confirm that you voluntarily provide your information to the Platform by your own free choice. Please note that each third party web-Platform linked from the Platform has its own terms and conditions which will apply to you and are separate from these Terms. The Hub will not share any of this information with any other 3rd party without your express consent or request.
As an employer, you have the opportunity to advertise for qualified talent and reduce the costs involved with hiring and retaining talent using the service. You may arrange interviews with any prospective employees that have shown interest in the job add on The Hub and which you feel may be a fit for your company. However, these requests are non-binding and do not create a binding employment contract. You may store information about prospective employees for two years and you may contact the prospective employees for similar positions in this time period. You agree to delete the information about the prospective employee two years after receiving the application from the prospective employee or when the prospective employee asks you to delete it.
The Hub only provides you with information provided by the prospective employees including reference to the prospective employees’ LinkedIn profiles.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT The Hub DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS USERS (ALTHOUGH IT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS AT ANY TIME USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS), AND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR (1) CONDUCTING ANY BACKGROUND CHECKS, REFERENCE CHECKS, OR OTHER DUE DILIGENCE THAT YOU MAY REQUIRE BEFORE MAKING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT TO A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE, AND (2) COMPLYING WITH ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE INTENDED EMPLOYMENT OF ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE.
Except for any log-in data which we may require from time to time, the use of which is regulated below, we do not keep any other of your personal data.
Jobs published on The Hub may be reposted on third party sites e.g. Jobindex.
You agree that The Hub may contact you from time to time with proposals for new financial products or of joint marketing.
Tools Overview for Startups
The tools, information and templates presented in the tools section is only to be used for guiding purposes if not stated otherwise.The Hub does not take any responsibility for decisions made based on the usage of the tools, information or templates.
GENERAL TERMS FOR USE OF THE PLATFORM
You are responsible for your own communications, including the transmission, uploading or posting of information and are responsible for the consequences of such communications to the Platform.
We require all Members to agree not to use the Platform, and specifically prohibit any use of the Platform, for any of the following purposes:
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
You agree to notify us promptly in the event of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security.
If registration for use of a Service on the Platform is required, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration form (“Registration Data”), and (2) maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to accept or reject your registration to use our Platform. If your registration is accepted, you may use the Platform. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. If you provide any content that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or The Hub has reasonable grounds to suspect that such content is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, The Hub has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Platform. You agree not to create an account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree that you shall not have more than one account. You agree not to create an account or use the Platform if The Hub has closed your account previously, or if we have previously expelled you from the Platform or Services.
In order to use The Hub as an employer you must also register. Registration is free. When registering we may ask you for additional information related to your company and the types of Prospective Employees you are looking for. We may also allow you to use a third party service such as an Angellist to register. We will review the information that you provided to us during the registration process and any other information that is publicly available. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to accept or reject your registration to use our Platform. If your registration is accepted, you may engage with prospective employees that have expressed an interest in your company or job ad on The Hub. It is your responsibility to abide by all applicable law when using the Platform, including data protection regulation.
We reserve the right to reject or terminate your registration if your business does not live up to internationally recognized norms and standards for human rights, arms, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.
3. Use of data
We refer to our Privacy Notice for you to know how we use data https://thehub.io/privacy-policy
4. Additional Terms and Conditions
You agree that additional terms and conditions may apply to specific products, services, or your use of certain portions of the Platform (“Additional Terms”), which Additional Terms form part of these Terms by reference. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms shall prevail.
5. Product and Services Information; Limitations on Access
Excluding any contents submitted by users from time to time, we strive to ensure that the information on the Platform is complete and reliable. Certain information may contain errors, including pricing errors, typographical errors and other errors or inaccuracies, which we may correct without liability. We also reserve the right to limit access to portions of the Platform for Members and to revise, suspend, or terminate an event or promotion at any time without notice. We do not guarantee that all products or services described on our Platform will be available.
6. Paid services for clients
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND The Hub, THE FOLLOWING TERMS WILL APPLY TO CLIENTS USING PAID SERVICES.
A. Billing Policies
Certain aspects of the Services may be provided for a fee. If you are a Client and elect to use a paid feature of the Services, you agree to the pricing and payment terms for the applicable Services, as we may update them from time to time. The Hub may (1) add new services and products for additional fees and charges, at any time in its sole discretion, or (2) amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time in its sole discretion upon notice.
We may also provide certain products or services via our third-party partners and you agree that your use of such third-party products or services is subject to the contractual (including payment) terms presented by such third parties should you wish to use their services. You further agree that The Hub has no responsibility for such third-party services and your use of such services is entirely at your own risk. Any change to the fees for paid services shall become effective in the billing cycle following notice of such change to you.
Paying for your subscription or services involves the use of Third-Party payment service providers. Such Third-Party Services are subject to different terms of service and privacy policies, and Members should review them. The Hub uses Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd. as a provider to handle payments and subscriptions. You find the terms for first and single payments here.
The Hub is not responsible or liable for the use of such Third-Party Services. Links to any Third-Party Services are not an endorsement by The Hub of those Third-Party Services.
If you reasonably dispute any portion of an invoice, you must pay the undisputed portion of the invoice and submit written notice of your dispute (with sufficient detail of the nature of the dispute, the amount and invoices in dispute and information necessary to identify the affected Service(s)) for the disputed amount.
The following provision is excluded insofar as Norwegian law is applicable: All disputes must be submitted to The Hub in writing within thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice with respect to which you have a dispute. You waive the right to dispute any charges not disputed within such thirty (30) day period.
In the event that the dispute is resolved against you, you shall pay such amounts plus interest at the rate referenced in Section 6(C) below.
B. No Refunds for Paid Services
You understand and accept that, to the fullest extent available under applicable law, you will not receive a refund of any pre-paid fees if you cancel, terminate, or decide to no longer use of the paid service, prior to the expiration of those services (for example, if you hire a candidate prior to the expiration of your job posting). In the event that The Hub suspends, limits, conditions, or terminates your access to the Services and/or your account due to your breach of this Agreement or any other agreement that you have with The Hub, you understand and accept that you will not receive a refund for any unused time with respect to fees that you have pre-paid for a product or service, and to the extent that you have not paid the applicable fees, you will remain liable to pay The Hub the entire fees due for the product or service, as applicable.
C. Payment Information; Taxes; Delinquent Payments
All information that you provide in connection with a monetary transaction must be accurate, complete, and current. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also pay any applicable taxes relating to such transactions. If at any time The Hub is required by a taxing authority to pay any taxes not previously collected from you, you will promptly submit such taxes (including applicable penalties and interest, if any) to The Hub upon written notice.
If you elect to enhance your job posting with certain upgrades, we will invoice you for such upgrades and/or charge your credit or debit card (or other payment method) accordingly.
Delinquent payments may bear interest at the rate of one-and-one-half percent per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less) from the payment due date until paid in full. You will be responsible for all reasonable expenses (including legal fees and expenses) incurred by The Hub in collecting delinquent amounts, except where the delinquent amounts are due to billing inaccuracies. In addition, if you are late in payment of any fees, we reserve the right to either (i) immediately suspend or terminate your access to the applicable Services without notice, and in the event of any such suspension or termination, you will remain responsible for the entire amount of fees owing for such Services; or (ii) bill your credit/debit card on file with us under this or any other agreement. Unless your subscription plan is terminated timely and correctly, you will continue to accrue charges even if you don’t use the subscribed Services.
D. Credit and Debit Cards
In the event that you pay for any Services using a credit card or debit card, you authorize The Hub to charge your credit or debit card (or other acceptable payment method that you have chosen from those offered) (Payment Method), for the applicable fees for the duration of the applicable term of your selected subscription plan or other paid service or product, together with any applicable VAT, sales, use, excise, consumption or other similar tax applicable to the Services. You represent that you are authorized to use the Payment Method on your company’s behalf, and you agree to accept an electronic record of a receipt. If at any time your Payment Method will not accept the charge for fees due, you agree that The Hub may suspend or terminate your access to the applicable Services and that you will continue to remain liable for the full payment for such Services even after your access to the Services has been terminated or suspended. By providing any Payment Method, you agree that applicable credit card, debit card and billing information may be shared with third parties such as payment processors and credit agencies, and/or collection agencies for the purposes of checking your credit, effecting payment, collecting payments and late fees if applicable, and for providing the applicable Services to you or in order to enforce our agreement with you. We may also share this information with law enforcement authorities and in response to subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.
E. Suspension or Termination
(i) Suspension or Termination for Cause. The Hub may suspend or terminate your access to the Services and/or this Agreement in the following instances: (I) if you breach this Agreement and cannot correct the breach within that period required by The Hub if the breach is capable of cure; (II) immediately, if you fail to pay any monies owed to The Hub for paid services; (III) immediately if you become the subject of a bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership, liquidation, assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar proceeding; (IV) immediately in the event of violations of this Agreement; (V) for any abuse, inappropriate behavior, or other conduct, which in our sole discretion adversely affects or has the potential to affect us, our employees or users of our Services; (VI) immediately if you send excessive, disruptive, deceptive, or abusive communications to another User by mail, email, text, phone, or other mode of communication (as may be determined in The Hub sole discretion), regardless if such communication takes place on or off the Services; (VII) immediately if you in any way disclose, transfer, or sell any Data (defined below) within a User’s resume/CV or profile to a third party, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement; and/or (VIII) immediately, if you charge, or attempt to charge, a Job Seeker any money to review or otherwise proceed with the hiring process after such Job Seeker submits a Job Application on the Services. In the event of any suspension of your access to the Services and/or termination of this Agreement or any other agreement you have with The Hub (other than a termination for convenience by The Hub), you remain responsible for the entire amount of the fees (pre-paid and/or due), for the applicable Services, and you will not receive a refund of any prepaid fees. The Hub may also suspend your access to the Services without penalty and without notice, in the event of a suspected violation of this Agreement. In the event your access to the Services is terminated for cause in accordance with clauses (V), (VI), (VII), (VIII) above, you shall further be prohibited from signing up for or using any other User account, free trial, or paid service on the Services.
(ii) Suspension or Termination for Convenience. The Hub can terminate your access to the Services and/or this Agreement for convenience via email notification to you and, in the event of such termination, you will receive a pro-rata refund of any pre-paid fees pertaining to Services that will not be provided as a result of the termination.
(iii) Your Termination Rights. You may terminate this Agreement if The Hub materially breaches this Agreement and does not cure the breach within ten (10) days after receipt of written notice from you, which notice must be emailed to: email@example.com. Pre-paid fees are non-refundable, except in the case of an uncured material breach by The Hub (and in the absence of any contributory act and/or omission to act by you), in which case you will receive a pro-rata refund of any pre-paid fees pertaining to Services paid for, but not provided, for the balance of the applicable term of your then-current Subscription Plan.
F. Trials and vouchers.
If using a trial or voucher this will be deducted at your first or next upcoming payment. Such trials and vouchers only apply for the set amount of time and/or discount set out when such trials and vouchers were applied. You accept and acknowledge that your subscription will return to normal pricing at the end of such trial or when the discounts no longer apply. Such trials and vouchers could have a limited expiration time and/or date after which they can no longer be redeemed.
7. Proprietary Rights
The Hub is responsible for material published on the Platform. The Hub and its licensors reserve all rights to ownership, copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights relating to the The Hub and the Platform and to products and Services mentioned or on the Platform, except as specifically set out in these Terms.
As a user of this Platform, you may view and print the contents mentioned above for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not otherwise copy, save or otherwise reproduce, adapt, modify, transfer, assign, use or exploit the contents or parts thereof without our prior written consent.
The Hub does not claim ownership of any materials you make available through the Platform. With respect to any materials you submit or make available for inclusion on the Platform, you grant The Hub a perpetual, irrevocable, non-terminable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, modify and create derivative works of such materials or any part of such materials for use on and in connection with The Hub in the Nordic countries. You hereby represent that you hold good and proper rights to any materials (including, but not limited to, text, images, music or video) which you provide to The Hub and the Platform. You further represent that any materials you provide will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. The Hub will be entitled to use any content submitted by you without incurring obligations of confidentiality, attribution or compensation to you.
You assume all responsibility and risk with respect to your use of the Platform.
THE PLATFORM, AND ALL CONTENTS, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM OR THROUGH THIS PLATFORM OR A “LINKED” PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, The Hub DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (1) THE INFORMATION ON THIS PLATFORM IS CORRECT, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (2) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; OR (3) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS PLATFORM OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
The Hub makes no warranties of any kind regarding any non-The Hub platforms to which you may be directed or hyperlinked from this Platform. Hyperlinks are included solely for your convenience, and The Hub makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy, availability, suitability or safety of information provided in such non-The Hub platforms. The Hub does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered or provided by or on behalf of third parties on the Platform.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL The Hub, THEIR AFFLIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES, OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THIS PLATFORM BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THE PLATFORM OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF USE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF The Hub HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF The Hub, THEIR AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THIS PLATFORM TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS PLATFORM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO The Hub IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
You hereby acknowledge that the preceding paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise and services made available through the Platform.
11. International Use
The Hub is controlled and operated from Denmark. We make no representation that materials on the Platform are appropriate or available for use outside of Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland or the United Kingdom. If you choose to access this Platform from outside Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland or the United Kingdom you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
12. 3rd Party applications
Within the Platform, there may be links to third party web-platforms, services, or other activities that are not controlled or owned by The Hub. Links to third party Platforms are included as a convenience to users.
12. Intellectual Property Rights Infringements; Notice and Take Down Procedures
The Hub specifically prohibits the posting of any content that violates or infringes the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that any material contained on this Platform infringes your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you should notify us of your copyright infringement claim. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the following address:
The Hub AS
Att.: The Hub
Tordenskiolds gate 2
To contact us with any questions or concerns in connection with these Terms or the Platform, or to provide any notice under these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Platform Security
Although we believe the Platform to be free from viruses, malware and other errors that might affect your IT systems, you access and use the Platform at your own risk. The Hub assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Platform. Furthermore, the The Hub accepts no responsibility for the availability of the Platform.
Neither The Hub nor any of its officers and employees accept any liability for any damage or direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the availability or use of the Platform, including any harm or defect caused to your computer as a result of accessing and using the IT systems that makes the Platform available.
15. Law and Jurisdiction
The laws of the local The Hub webpage you sign up to shall govern these terms, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction and any disputes that may occur shall be settled in the courts of the jurisdiction you sign up to. If you sign up to thehub.io, Norwegian law and jurisdiction will apply. If you sign up to thehub.se, Swedish law and jurisdiction will apply. If you sign up to thehub.dk, Danish law and jurisdiction will apply. If you sign up to hub.no, Norwegian law and jurisdiction will apply. If you sign up to thehub.fi, Finish law and jurisdiction will apply.