Terms & Conditions
You agree that by clicking , “Connect”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (described below), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with DeepBloo (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you do not agree to this contract (“Terms & Conditions”), do not click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.
This Contract applies to Deepbloo.com and other DeepBloo-related sites, apps, communications and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”).
Registered users of our Services are “Users” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Contract applies to both.
1.2 Users and Visitors
When you register and join the DeepBloo Service, you become a User. If you have chosen not to register for our Services, you may access certain features as a visitor.
2.1 Service Eligibility
The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 16.
To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age (2) you will only have one DeepBloo account which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by DeepBloo from using the Services.
2.2 Your account
Users are account holders. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections) and (4) follow the law and our list of Dos and Don’ts. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
As between you and others (including your employer), your account belongs to you. However, if the Services were purchased by another party for you to use (bought by your employer), the party paying for such Service has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of such paid Service; however, they do not have rights to your personal account.
If you buy any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional terms specific to the paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services. Also, you agree that:
- Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
- We may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Services and to use to pay other Services you may buy.
- If you purchase a subscription, your payment method automatically will be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date. Learn how to cancel or suspend your Premium Services.
- All of your purchases of Services are subject to DeepBloo’s refund policy.
- We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
You can get a copy of your invoice by contacting our services
2.4 Notices and Service Messages
You agree that we will provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a notice within the Service, or (2) a message sent to the contact information you provided us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
Please review your settings to control and limit the messages you receive from us.
Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, links to news articles, opportunities postings, InMails. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Users or Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., message content to your addressees, sharing content only to DeepBloo connections, restricting your profile visibility from search engines, or opting not to notify others of your DeepBloo profile update).
We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
- Rights and Limits
3.1 Your License to Deepbloo
As between you and DeepBloo, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting DeepBloo the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
- You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
- We will get your consent if we want to give third parties the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Users and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your choices.
- While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
- Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to DeepBloo, you agree that DeepBloo can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. DeepBloo may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
3.2 Service Availability
We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We don’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you’ve posted.
3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. DeepBloo generally does not review content provided by our Users or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Users’) content or information. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our services, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse. You also acknowledge the risk that you or your organization may be mistakenly associated with content about others when we let connections and followers know you or your organization were mentioned in the news. You may opt out of this feature.
DeepBloo reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Users. DeepBloo reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if DeepBloo believes that you may be in breach of this Contract or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don’ts).
3.5 Intellectual Property rights
DeepBloo reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Using the Services does not give you any ownership in our Services or the content or information made available through our Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
4.1 No Warranty
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, DEEPBLOO AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT DEEPBLOO WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
4.2 Exclusion of Liability
DEEPBLOO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF DEEPBLOO AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THOSE THAT DEEPBLOO WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESS THAN 100% THE YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND DEEPBLOO AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF DEEPBLOO OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The user and DEEPBLOO may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. On termination, the user looses the right to access or use the Services.
- Dispute Resolution
You agree that the laws of France, excluding conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Contract. These claims can only be litigated in Paris, France.
- General Terms
If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that DeepBloo has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your usership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent.
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Contract and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.
- “Dos” and “Don’ts”
- Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
- Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
- Use your real name on your profile;
- Use the Services in a professional manner.
You agree that you will not:
- Act in an unlawful or unprofessional manner in connection with our Services, including being dishonest, abusive or discriminatory;
- Post inaccurate, defamatory obscene, shocking, hateful, threatening or otherwise inappropriate content or airing personal grievances or disputes;
- Use image or pictures that are not corresponding to the real image of your company, offices
- Create a false identity on DeepBloo. The occasional creation of clearly fictional profiles by DeepBloo or with its express permission in connection with a promotional campaign does not waive this obligation;
- Use or attempt to use another's account;
- Harass, abuse or harm another person;
- Send or post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any form of solicitation unauthorized by DeepBloo;
- Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology or manual work) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services;
- Bypass or circumvent any access controls or Service use limits (such as caps on keyword searches);
- Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of DeepBloo;
- Use, disclose or distribute any data obtained in violation of this policy;
- Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
- Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license;
- Violate the intellectual property or other rights of DeepBloo, including, without limitation, (i) copying or distributing our learning videos or other materials or (ii) copying or distributing our technology, unless it is released under open source licenses; (iii) using the word “DeepBloo” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines;
- Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
- Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services.
- Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
- Create or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
- Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source;
- Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by DeepBloo without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited DeepBloo trainer);
- Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related data;
- Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize any Service without DeepBloo’s consent;
- Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on our Services, without DeepBloo’s consent;
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
- Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
- Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
- Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
- Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
- Overlaying or otherwise modifying the Services or their appearance;
- Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by DeepBloo, such as its mobile applications, DeepBloo.com and slideshare.net;
- Use a Service for tasks that it is not intended for;
- Override any security feature of the Services;
- Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or
DeepBloo’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful in the Energy market. Central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent with you about the data we collect about you and how it is used and shared.
- Information We Collect
1.1 Information You Provide To Us
You provide data to create an account with us.
To create an account you provide data including your name, your company, email address and/or mobile number, and a password.
You decide the information on your profile, such as your skills, experience, companies, photo, and locations. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information
Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
Posting and Uploading
We collect data from you and your company when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill your user profile, company profile, send invitations, create or answer to business opportunities, create events.
1.2 Information From Others
Others may post or write about you.
Content and News
You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services (as part of blog posts, feed updates and comments, videos). Unless you opt-out, we collect public information about you, such as professional-related news and accomplishments (e.g., patents granted, professional recognition, conference speakers, projects, etc.) and make it available as part of our Services.
Others may sync their contacts or calendar with our Services.
Contact and Calendar Information
We receive personal data about you when others import or sync their address book or calendar with our Services, or send messages using our Services (including invites or connection requests).
1.3 Service Use
We log your visits and use of our Services, including mobile apps.
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology (e.g., our off-site plugins), such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install one of our mobile apps, share articles or create opportunities or events. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies
We collect data through cookies and similar technologies.
1.5 Your Device and Location
We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data.
When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings.
If you communicate through our Services, we learn about that.
We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a DeepBloo connection request, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. We also use automatic scanning technology on messages.
1.7 Workplace Provided Information
When your employer buys a premium Service for you to use at work, they may give us data about you.
An employer (or other person or entity procuring our Services for your use) may provide us information about their employees, customers, partners, or contractors who make use of these Services.
- How We Use Your Data
We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide, support, personalize and make our Services (including ads) more relevant and useful to you and others.
Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for work and business opportunities, stay informed, participate to and create events, create company profiles and private groups, notify others when your create a trip, a mission, an event, an opportunity or a post.
We use your data to authenticate you and authorize access to our Services.
Our Services allow you to communicate with colleagues, partners, clients, and other professional contacts mainly in the Energy Sector. To do so, you will have the possibility to send business invitations with the professionals you have chosen, and who also wish to be in business relationships with you.
It is your choice whether to send a business invitation to someone to join DeepBloo,. When you send a business invitation to someone, your invitation will content some of your profile information. We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited.
Our Services allow you to stay informed about news, events, companies profiles, public tenders, business opportunities and activities from other professionals in the Energy sector, including customers, suppliers and competitors.
We may use the information about you to recommend relevant content across our Services, suggest events or opportunities you may be interested in. So, if you let us know that you are interested in an activity or company may use this information to personalize content in your feed. We use your content, activity and other data, including your name and picture, to provide notices to your network and others.
You will allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others to notify other users when you will “create a trip“, create an event, a post or a business opportunity
Our Services allow you to be contacted for business opportunities. Your profile can be found by those looking to find a company for an opportunity. We will use your data to show your profile to others such as industry, function, skills or location.
Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow you to communicate with other professionals and schedule and prepare meetings with them.
We will contact you through email, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to your DeepBloo inbox, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
2.4 Service Promotions
We use data and content about Users for invitations and communications promoting usership and network growth, engagement and our Services.
2.6 Developing Services and Research
We develop our Services and conduct research.
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive usership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
We seek to create an eco-system in the Energy sector and help our users to be more productive and successful. We use the data available to us to set market trends. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data. Indeed, We use your information to produce aggregate insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our users, companies, their activity or industry, or the demographic distribution of companies or users by location, activity or functions.
Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and you have choices about the information you provide.
2.7 Customer Support
We use data to help you and fix problems.
We use the data (which can include your communications) needed to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).
2.9 Security and Investigations
We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations.
- How We Share Information
3.1 Our Services
Any information you include on your public profile and any content you post or social action (e.g. comments, posts) you take on our Services will be seen by others.
Your profile is fully visible to all Users and customers of our Services.
Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Messages
Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, likes and comments.
- When you share a post (e.g., an update, video or blog), the default is to share it publicly. Others who are not your connections will be able to find (including through search engines) and see your post.
- When you like, comment on another’s post, others will see it, including the person who initiated the post.
Your employer can see how you use Services they provided for your work and related information. We will not show them your job searches or personal messages.
3.5 Service Providers
We may use others to help us with our Services.
We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3.6 Legal Disclosures
We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to protect your and our rights and security.
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of DeepBloo, our Users, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Users about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand. To learn more see our Data Request Guidelines and Transparency Report.
3.7 Change in Control or Sale
- Your Choices & Obligations
4.1 Data Retention
We keep most of your personal data for as long as your account is open.
We retain the personal data you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. We will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information (e.g., visits to sites carrying our “share with DeepBloo” or “apply with DeepBloo” plugins without clicking on the plugin) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
You can access or delete your personal data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used and shared.
We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile.
4.3 Account Closure
We keep some of your data even after you close your account.
If you choose to close your DeepBloo account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others (e.g., through InMail, updates or group posts) will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Users copied out of our Services. Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.
- Other Important Information
We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches. Please use the security features available through our Services.
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
5.2. Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals
Our statements regarding direct marketing and “do not track” signals.
We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission. Learn more about this and about our response to “do not track” signals.
5.3. Contact Information
You can contact us or use other options to resolve any complaints.
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact DeepBloo online. You can also reach us by physical mail. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you have more options.