Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of gust.network GmbH, registered at:

gust.network GmbH
Ackerstraße 4, 10115 Berlin

Germany

info@gust.network

By accessing this website, any sub-domains and using any of the software provided, we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use gust.network GmbH's website, services or software, if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to the Terms and Conditions: "User", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "gust.network", “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and "Us", refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the candidate and ourselves, or either the user or ourselves.

General

gust.network is a decentralized protocol for the creation, management, sharing and access of digital identities. Candidates host their data privately and use gust.network to manage and share their professional identity. They can provide or revoke access to their personal information via our decentralized protocol. Any company or recruiter (hereinafter called ‘solicitor’) can use our open source API to connect with gust.network and request candidates to access their data. As a shared, talent network with full data ownership in the hands of candidates, gust.network empowers an inclusive ecosystem for the entire recruitment and talent acquisition industry. gust.network offers a free, open source sourcing tool with optional applicant tracking system that can be upgraded with additional features and a monthly subscription plan.

For candidates

The following terminology applies to the Terms and Conditions section for candidates: "Candidate", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "gust.network", “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and "Us", refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the candidate and ourselves, or either the candidate or ourselves.

Description of service

gust.networks offers the candidate a tool to host their professional identity profile and share it with interested recruiters and HR applications. The candidate has sole control and responsibility of the information included in the public and private section of the professional identity profile. The public profile is openly accessible by all parties using gust.network, while access to the private profile relies on individual permission of the candidate.

As soon as you have set up your professional identity profile, recruiters may see the anonymous, public section of your profile by searching for attributes similar to the information you provided. You may receive legally non-binding requests from these recruiters to access the private section of your profile.

You can specify a token amount as reimbursement for the provision of your data. This token amount is part of your public profile and mandatory for recruiters to pay for accessing your private section.

You can independently choose to provide or revoke access to your private data. As you host your professional identity, gust.network only serves as communication protocol between you and the solicitor.

Candidate rights and obligations

The use of the service of gust.network is free-of-charge for the candidate. Any costs associated with complementary services of third parties or fees for exchanging tokens into other currencies are not part of gust.network’s offer or responsibility.

You can choose, at any time, to revoke access to your private profile or delete your profile. No correspondence with gust.network is necessary to terminate connection with the protocol.

You always have to keep your profile updated and must not provide untrue information.

Use of candidate data

You host your profile, which means you own and control your data. gust.network does not use candidate data, instead gust.network serves as the infrastructure for candidates to share their data with recruiters and HR applications. gust.network has no control or responsibility how recruiters or HR applications use candidate data.

For solicitors

The following terminology applies to the Terms and Conditions section for solicitors: "Solicitor", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "gust.network", “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and "Us", refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the solicitor and ourselves, or either the solicitor or ourselves. “Customer” or “ Customers” refers to subscribers of the premium sourcing tool.

Description of service

gust.networks offers the solicitor a chance to find qualified candidates swiftly and transparently and to reduce the cost and effort associated with the recruitment process. gust.network does not guarantee any results or performance improvements from using the service.

There are two versions of the gust.network sourcing tool. A free version and a premium version for recruiters with a monthly subscription plan.

gust.network is entitled to offer the services to anyone, include the customer’s competitors (or potential competitors). Protection against competitors is excluded.

The solicitor can scan the public profiles of candidates for free, but needs to pay a token amount, specified by the respective candidate, and the candidate’s permission to access the private profile of the candidate.

The solicitor receives free access to a candidate’s private profile, if the candidate has directly applied for a job or proactively provided the solicitor with access to the private data.

Tokens can be purchased using the gust.network sourcing tool. The solicitor has no right to redeem tokens in exchange for FIAT currency from gust.network. Tokens are the method of payment on gust.network and can be exchange on 3rd party exchange systems.

gust.network has no control or responsibility of the activities of third party applications or exchanges.

Service agreement

This Agreement will remain in effect as long as you have an active subscription for the premium version of our service. If you elect to use the free version, you can terminate the agreement at any time.

Subscriptions purchased by the solicitor commence on the start date specified upon payment and continue for the subscription term selected at the time of payment.

You are solely responsible for the proper cancellation of your subscription. You may cancel your subscription at any time by emailing info@gust.network.

gust.network may suspend your access to the service and terminate this agreement and your use of the service at any time in the event you materially breach this Agreement (including failure to pay, which may occur in the event when your credit card cannot be charged) and do not cure such breach within 30 days of gust.network providing you with written notice (including notice by email).

In the event your subscription is terminated, other than in instances where it is terminated by gust.network for your nonpayment, you will continue to have the ability to download the information provided, inputted or uploaded to the Service by you or on your behalf (“Data”) for 30 days after the effective date of expiration or termination. After such 30-day period or if your subscription is terminated due to your nonpayment , gust.network shall have no obligation to maintain any Data and shall thereafter, unless legally prohibited to do so, delete all of your Data contained in gust.network’s systems or otherwise in its possession or under its control.

gust.network reserves the right to conduct verification and security procedures in respect of all information provided by the customer to gust.network. If gust.network has reason to believe that the information provided by the customer to register and use any of the service breaches or is likely to breach any of the provision in these Terms, gust.network at its sole discretion may take any action that it deems appropriate including without limitation, to terminate the Customer’s Contract.

Modification of Service or this Agreement

The service may be made available in free or paid versions at different levels. Not all features and functionality of the service may be available in each version or level. gust.network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, add, or remove portions and/or functionality of the service on a temporary or permanent basis, without liability to you or any third party.

gust.network may modify or update this agreement at any time. In the event gust.network determines it is necessary to make a material modification to this agreement, you will be notified of such change and asked to affirmatively agree to such modified version of the agreement. Note, however, that your use of the service after modifications to the agreement become effective constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.

If you are dissatisfied with the terms of this agreement or any modifications to this agreement or the service, you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate this agreement and discontinue any use of the service.

Solicitor rights, obligations and restrictions

During the Term, gust.network grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive right to access and use the hosted sourcing tool with optional applicant tracking features (herin after called ‘Software’) and related documentation included in the service and all modifications and/or enhancements to any of the foregoing via a web browser or other device owned or controlled by you for your internal business use. Nothing in this agreement obligates gust.network to deliver or make available any copies of computer programs or code from the service to you, whether in object code or source code form. You agree to use the Software only in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. You shall not, and shall not agree to, and shall not authorize, encourage or permit any third party to:

  • use the Software to upload, transmit or otherwise distribute any content that is unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, obscene, threatening, abusive, hateful, contains viruses, or is otherwise objectionable as reasonably determined by gust.network;

  • use the Software for any fraudulent or inappropriate purpose, or in a manner for which it is not intended to be used (as determined by gust.network in its sole discretion);

  • attempt to decipher, decompile, delete, alter or reverse engineer any of the Software;

  • duplicate, make derivative works of, reproduce or exploit any part of the Software without the express written permission of gust.network;

  • use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Software other than copying or exporting of the Data as contemplated in the documentation; or

  • rent, lease, distribute, or resell the Software, or access or use the Software or services for developing a competitive solution (or contract with a third party to do so), or remove or alter any of the logos, trademark, patent or copyright notices, confidentiality or proprietary legends or other notices or markings that are on or in the Software or displayed in connection with the service.

gust.network shall maintain commercially reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the service, and the security of your Data. gust.network shall not (a) disclose your Data except as compelled by Applicable Law or as you expressly authorize in writing, or (b) access your Data except to provide the service and prevent or address service or technical problems, or at your express request in connection with customer support matters. In the event we are compelled by Applicable Law to disclose your Data, we will provide you with notice thereof, (in advance, if possible) if permitted by Applicable Law.

You are solely responsible for your Data, and all uses of your Data that occur through your account.

Payment Terms

Your subscription to the service renews automatically for the same term selected upon initial payment (e.g., month-to-month, annual, etc.). You may change your subscription term at any time by contacting gust.network using one of the methods set forth in the Contact Information section below. If you are paying by credit card, your credit card will be charged once a month for monthly subscriptions and at the time your annual subscription payment has been depleted based on your number of employees and subscription to the service. gust.network will email you a receipt when your card has been charged. If your card cannot be charged, gust.network will notify and you will need to update your payment information. In the event you do not update your payment information within 30 days of gust.network’s notice, your access to the service may be suspended and you will need to update your card information in order to resume use of the service. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service.

Annual subscription pricing requires a one-year minimum commitment. If you cancel your full subscription, or your subscription is suspended for nonpayment, before the end of the one-year commitment period, you will no longer qualify for annual subscription pricing and you will be charged the difference between the monthly and annual commitment pricing for the number of months your subscription was active. If you cancel only a portion of your subscription, you may still qualify for annual pricing and the prepaid amounts attributed to that portion will be used against other services to which you have subscribed.

gust.network may at any time, upon notice of at least 90 days, or a longer period if required by Applicable Law, change the price of your subscription or any part thereof, or institute new charges or fees. Price changes and institution of new charges implemented during your annual subscription period will come into effect for any subsequent annual subscription periods and to all new subscribers after the effective date of the change. If you do not agree to any such price changes, then you must cancel your subscription and stop using the service prior to the commencement of the renewal subscription period for which the price change applies.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using gust.network GmbH's website, including any subdomains, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with gust.network GmbH’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive websites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

Eligibility

You represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years of age. If you are under age 16, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Services. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms of Service are in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to you and the right to access the Services is revoked where these Terms of Service or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.

License

Unless otherwise stated, gust.network GmbH owns the intellectual property rights for all material on gust.network GmbH websites. All intellectual property rights are reserved.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;

  • Search engines;

  • News organizations;

  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the websites of other listed businesses; and

  • Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources

  • associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,

  • online directory distributors;

  • internet portals;

  • accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and

  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of gust.network GmbH; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to info@gust.network. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or

  • By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or

  • By use of any other description of our Website or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of gust.network’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

IFrames

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our website.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our website or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

• limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

• limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

• limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

• exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.