Terms and conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF START.SPACE

Welcome to Start.Space tech platform (henceforth the “Platform”). By accessing, browsing or using this Platform, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). If you do not agree to these Terms, you should not use or access this Platform. Start.Space reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You are encouraged to review these Terms frequently, because your use of the Platform after the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of the changes. When changes are done to the Terms we will send a notice to you of this at your next login to the platform. We grant you a personal, limited, non-transferable non-exclusive, license to access and use the Platform. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and without notice to you, to revise the products and services available on the Platform and to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Platform and we will not be liable to you or to any third party for doing so. We may also impose rules for and limits on use of the Platform or restrict your access to part, or all, of the Platform without notice or penalty if you in our opinion in any way misuse the Platform or we change the focus of the platform. Your continued use of the Platform will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.

“Start.Space” as mentioned below refers to www.strtspace.com

TERMS OF EACH SERVICES

Specific terms are applicable for each of the services offered on the platform. For the time being Start.Space offers the below services (the “Services”) on the Platform:

  • The Talent Matching Services

Terms for Prospective Employees (talents)

Start.Space offers an online service that connects prospective employees and talents 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 Start.Space 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 and relevant users. When you use the Talent 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 Start.Space and the company (where you have applied for a position) 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 Start.Space and the prospective employer by contacting the Start.Space and the prospective employer.

Importing information from your LinkedIn profile does not represent any affiliation between Start.Space and LinkedIn. Start.Space does not store your login username and password from LinkedIn or of any other third party service. Specifically, Start.Space does not store your LinkedIn username and password if you entered them into the LinkedIn web login page within the Start.Space Platform on its servers. We only stores the information you enter in to your application; name, e-mail address, phone number and url-link to LinkedIn profile. Start.Space will not share any of this information with any other 3rd party without your express consent or request.

For Employers: Startups, accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces

As an employer you have the opportunity to advertise for qualified talents and reduce the costs involved with hiring and retaining talent using our talent matchmaking services. 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.

Start.Space only provides you with information provided by the prospective employees including reference to the prospective employees’ LinkedIn profiles.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT Start.Space 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 Start.Space may be reposted on third party sites.

You agree that Start.Space may contact you from time with proposals for new services or request of joint partnerships.

  • Accelerators and incubators matching
  • Accelerators and incubators

As an accelerator or incubators, you can launch the application to your accelerator programs on Start.Space. As a part of your application process, startups will register their profile on Start.Space, making it easy for you as an Accelerator to have a clean and simplistic overview of the start-ups, its founders and team members. You can launch your application with your own questionnaires. Information sent from applicants will be made available on your dashboard on the platform, where you can communicate to users and take notes of their status.

You may store information about prospective startups for two years and you may contact the prospective startups for similar programs in this time period. You agree to delete the information about the prospective employee two years after receiving the application from the prospective start-ups or when the prospective start-ups asks you to delete it.

Start.Space only provides you with information provided by the prospective startups including their pitch. We do not take responsibility for the information provided by users.

Users applying for accelerator or incubator programs

As an entrepreneur, applying for an accelerator or incubator program you can fill the application on our platform. As a part of the application, you will be required to create a profile on our platform. This gives you the opportunities to promote your startups to prospective talents, investors, accelerators and co-working spaces.

Start.Space only provides information set by the accelerators on their applications. We do not take responsibility for the information provided by the accelerator or incubator.

Funding and Investment Overview

In time, Start.Space will launch a list of  investment companies, investors and funding opportunities available for African start-ups. We do not provide advice, funding or investment for startups. Start.Space has created the contents of the funding overview from publicly available information believed to be reliable as well as from best practices and experience from leading actors in the various ecosystems in Africa. The information and overview given on this site are entirely those of Start.Space 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 constructed 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. 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 Start.Space.

Linked sites: Start.Space has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of off-site pages or any other sites linked to this site.

No warranty: Start.Space accepts no responsibility for, and makes no warranty that functions contained at this site will be uninterrupted or error-free. Start.Space 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.

Co-working Spaces Matchmaking

As a co-working space, you can create profile and promote the benefits that you offer start-up. Start.Space only provides information about the start-ups. We do not take responsibility for the information provided by the start-ups and other users on the platform.

As an entrepreneur, you can have an overview of co-working spaces that are relevant for you across the continent. We do not take responsibility for the information provided by on the overview of the co-working spaces.

  1. GENERAL TERMS FOR USE OF THE PLATFORM
  • You are responsible for your own communications

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:

  1. Posting, communicating or transmitting any material that infringes on any intellectual property, publicity or privacy right of another person or entity.
  2. Posting any information which is untrue, inaccurate or not your own
  3. Engaging in conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation.
  4. Attempting to interfere in any way with the Platform’s or Start.Space’s network security, or attempting to use the Platform’s service to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system.

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.

  • Registration

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 Start.Space has reasonable grounds to suspect that such content is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Start.Space 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 Start.Space has closed your account previously, or if we have previously expelled you from the Platform or Services.

In order to use Start.Space 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 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 Start.Space. 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.

Use of data

Start.Space is responsible for processing the personal data you provide in connection with your use of Start.Space and the Platform. When you create a user profile in Start.Space, we will request a variety of information from you, including your name, email address and address. Start.Space uses this information to make the Services available to you. Start.Space also uses the information for administrative purposes and to and improve our services.

Start.Space may use your data for statistical purposes. You may always ask Start.Space to inform you of which information Start.Space has registered about you. You may also at any time demand that Start.Space deletes information registered about you.

If it turns out that Start.Space’s information about you is incorrect, you may edit the information in your profile and the information you have entered into the Start.Space. If Start.Space has information that you cannot correct, Start.Space will correct them for you. Start.Space shall simultaneously notify any recipient of this information if we have transferred such information to others with your consent.

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.

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.

Disclaimers

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, Sart.Space 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.

Sart.Space makes no warranties of any kind regarding any non-Start.Space platforms to which you may be directed or hyperlinked from this Platform. Hyperlinks are included solely for your convenience, and Start.Space makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy, availability, suitability or safety of information provided in such non-Start.Space platforms. Start.Space does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered or provided by or on behalf of third parties on the Platform.

International Use

Start.Space is controlled and operated from Norway. 

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 Sart.Space. Links to third party Platforms are included as a convenience to users.

Intellectual Property Rights Infringements; Notice and Take Down Procedures

Start.Space 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:

Start.Space, Stigenga 166, 0979 Oslo, Norway 

info@Strtspace.com

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. Start.Space assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Platform. Furthermore, the Start.Spaceaccepts no responsibility for the availability of the Platform.