Updated version: 2022-11-09
The Service is provided by Validio AB:
Validio AB, Registered office: Linnégatan 78, 11523
E-mail: [email protected]
Publication Director: Sara Landfors
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 Heroes of Data, edited by Hivebrite and provided by Validio AB, allowing users 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).
User 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 User used to create the User Account.
Party or Parties: means the User and Validio AB 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, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, and other content or materials made available during the Service.
User or Users: means any person authorized by Validio AB to access and use of the Service after creation of a User Account.
User Content: any content created, posted, or shared by the User, on or through the Service including any information, data, photos and other content relating to the User.
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 Users to connect with each other, build communities, or also do networking.
The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by Validio AB, allowing the User to:
Connect with other data professionals, groups, businesses the User is interested in:
Live feed: allows Users to have access to a newsfeed aggregating contents posted via the application. They can comment on the posts.
Recommend: allows Users to suggest someone to be invited by the admin.
Geolocation: allows Users to be located via their device in order to know who is near them.
Mentoring: allows Users to declare themselves mentors in specific domains so they can be contacted by users wishing to be mentored.
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 Users.
Private messages: allow Users to discuss by private messages.
Projects: allows Users to create a project.
Groups: Users can be part of groups with all the features of the application.
Event organization: allows Users to create events.
Ensure the safety and integrity of the Community Website with a reporting tool allowing the Users to signal contents and other Users.
Participate in fundraising events organized by Validio AB;
Share job offers or apply to job offers published in the Community Website;
Stay up to date with news about Heroes of Data and activities in the Community Website:
Email campaign: the User can receive emails campaigns from Heroes of Data/Validio
Notification: Users that have agreed can receive notifications sent by Heroes of Data/Validio .
Media center: Users 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 User Account.
The Service is available on the website heroesofdata.com.
Requirements for the access to the Service
The User must ensure to has (the “User’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 User’s choice;
An adapted configuration of the browser.
Users shall bear all the costs for accessing the Service.
Creation of the User Account
This shall require the entering of personal identification data through the online registration form accessible at the following address: heroesofdata.com.
The User can create a User Account by connecting through his or her Facebook/LinkedIn/Google account.
The User agrees to provide only accurate and complete information when creating or updating his/her Account information.
In order to benefit from the Services, the User must log-in using his or her Facebook/LinkedIn/Google account that the User used to create the User Account. Identifiers are personal and confidential. Users are responsible for keeping it secret and not disclose it to any third party in any form and for any reason whatsoever.
The User’s login can only be changed at the request of the User or at the initiative of Validio AB. The User’s password is modifiable by the User through the User’s Account. The User is solely and entirely responsible for the use of the User’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 User forgets her/his password, the User can generate a new one by clicking on the link “Reset my password” available at https://heroesofdata.com/users/password/new.
The User is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on its User 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 User Account, whether fraudulent or not, and guarantees Validio AB against any request in this respect.
If the User has reason to believe that a person is fraudulently using identification elements or his User Account, she or he must immediately inform Validio AB by e-mail at the following address: [email protected] .
The User 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 User shall immediately notify Validio AB.
Users may not use another’s account without permission. A User 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 user.
Cost of the Service
The Service is available for free of charge (excluding any connection costs, whose price depends on your electronic communication service provider).
The Service and the Service Content belong and shall remain the property of Validio AB or its licensors as appropriate, and is protected by copyright, patent when applicable, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.
The User 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 User shall take all necessary measures to this effect. All rights not expressly granted to Users are reserved and retained.
Validio AB is the producer of databases on the Community Website and Validio AB is the owner of any databases made available. The User shall not extract or reuse a substantial qualitative or quantitative portion of the databases, including for private purpose.
User’s right of use
In connection with the use of the Services and Service Content or User’s Content, the User 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 users, 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.
The User represents and warrants that she or he retains ownership of all of his intellectual property rights in the User Content or that this User Content is subject to a license granted to the User by a third party holding these rights, under conditions allowing the User to freely use and/or transfer these elements for the purpose of using the Service, under the conditions described in the Terms and Conditions. Validio AB does not claim ownership of the User Content.
The User holds Validio AB 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 User Content.
User’s rules of conduct
User 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.
User 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 User or any other person's credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
User 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.
User must not attempt to restrict another User from using or enjoying the Service and must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Service.
User 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 Validio AB (or any individual officer or employee of Validio AB); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Validio AB 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 Community Website provides the best experience possible for everyone, if a User sees any inappropriate content, she or he must use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.
Validio AB has no general obligation to monitor User Content nor to investigate whether facts or circumstances are revealing illicit activities. Validio AB has set up a reporting tool allowing any User 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 User 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 User Content is reported, Validio AB reserves the right to withdraw the reported content and/or suspend or terminate the User Account of the User having originally published the reported content in the conditions set forth in Article 11.2.
Termination, suspension, or revocation of access
16.1.Deletion of the User Account by the User
At any time, the User may delete its User Account by contacting Validio AB at the address or email address mentioned in Article 15.
16.3.Deletion of inactive User Account
Validio AB will delete inactive accounts after a continuous period of two (2) years the User has not used the Community Website. The User will be informed by email of the deletion of his or her account subject to prior notice of two (2 ) weeks allowing the User to object to such deletion.
Limitation of Warranty and Liability; Indemnification.
Validio AB is not responsible for the User’s device compatibility nor if the User is unable to connect due to any technical problem related to the Internet network or a failure in the User's computer facilities and equipment.
Validio AB shall not be responsible for User’s System nor any problems arising from or related to User’s System or caused by the Internet. User is responsible for the security of the User 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 User Content (“Information”) is provided without any guarantees, notably that the Information is comprehensive or accurate.
The User 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 User can determine its interest for a specific purpose before use. Under no circumstances Validio AB accepts liability for injury arising from reliance on the said Information, its use or use of a product to which it refers.
The User is solely responsible for all User Content posted, and assumes all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy. The User acknowledges that, following the publication of the any content, its information will become accessible to all the Users 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 Users and Validio AB. Validio AB will have no responsibility or liability in connection with the User Content.
Validio AB expressly excludes any liability for events of any kind that may occur during any meeting organized between Users 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. Validio AB 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 User uses third-party sites or content from third-party servers, User does so solely at User’s own risk. Links do not imply that the Company is affiliated or associated with any linked site.
The User can use these contact details for any technical support request.
The User is informed, as consumer, of the possibility to use a conventional mediation procedure or any other alternative dispute resolution method.
The User 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. Validio AB may further develop or modify the Service or the Service Content only to improve its quality. The User will be informed of such development/modification as soon as it is implemented.
Convention of proof. Electronic documents exchanged by electronic means between the User and the Validio AB 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 User is invited to keep them.
Force majeure. In no case Validio AB 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 Heroes of Data (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 heroesofdata.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 act n°78-17 dated January 6, 1978, on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties and the EU Regulation n°2016/679 regarding data protection dated April 27, 2016 named General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”.
Date of last update: 2022-11-09
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:
URL to Linkedin profile
Role title at work
Work area of Focus
Social media links
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:
Posts, articles and news
Status updates, incl. Location and trips
Videos and pictures, incl livestream content
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
Act n°78-17 dated January 6, 1978, on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties and the EU Regulation n°2016/679 regarding data protection dated April 27, 2016 named General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”.
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;
If applicable, management of transactions through the Platform;
If applicable, management of delinquencies and claims
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;
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 six (6) months].
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.
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:
Process User’s personal data lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner;
Ensure that the personal data processed are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
Do the best efforts to ensure that the personal data processed are accurate and, if necessary, kept up to date and take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
Keep personal User’s data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they are processed;
Put in place all necessary technical and organizational appropriate measures in order to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and the resilience of the process systems and services;
Limit the access to the Users’ data to the persons duly authorized to this effect;
Guarantee to the Users their rights under the Data Protection Law in relation to the processing of their data and make the best efforts to satisfy any request, where this is possible.
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 [email protected] or by mail at the following address Linnégatan 78, 115 23 provided that the User justifies his/her identity.
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:
RECIPIENT AND PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS THE USERS’ DATA
Only authorized persons working for the Data Controller and, in some cases, its subsidiaries, 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 behalf for hosting and payment services. 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