Terms of Use


Effective date: January 1, 2018

Welcome to TalentSpace.  TalentSpace provides a platform through which job seekers can apply to Talent Summits, Talent Days and Talent Nights (collectively the “Experiences”), manage their participation in the Experiences (“Experience Participant”) and where employed professionals (“employee”) connect with job seekers who desire job counseling  ("Job Seekers"). Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website(s), products, services and applications (the “Services”).  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at info@talentspace.io

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a legally binding contract between you (“you,” “your,” “Employee,” and/or “Job Seeker”) and TalentSpace GmbH. (“TalentSpace”, “Organizer”, “we” and “us”).   You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services.  Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.  These Terms include the provisions in this document, as well as those in the PRIVACY POLICY. You must be aged 18 years or older to use the Services. Will these Terms ever change?We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services.  We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the www.talentspace.io website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services.  If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What about my privacy? TalentSpace takes the privacy of its users very seriously.  For our current Privacy Policy, please CLICK HERE.

What are the rules for using TalentSpace?

General Rules
You agree that by using this service you are:(a) At least 18 years of age and you are legally able to enter into a contract.(b) You will be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and user name (“TalentSpace User ID”).  You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself.  You may not select as your TalentSpace User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.(c) You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third part and only in a manner that complies with all laws and employer policies that apply to you.  For example purposes only, you may not use the Services for commercial recruiting, hiring, or “head hunter” purposes.(d) If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws or your employer policies, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services.  We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law or is in violation with your employer policies.(e) You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password.  You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.(f) You will not make arrangements outside of the Service to have paid relations or any contact with any other Job Seeker, Company, or Employee contacted through the Services without written consent from TalentSpace or its agents.

Additional Experience Participant Rules
If you are a selected as an Experience Participant, you warrant and declare that while you are using the Services you will agree to and act according to the following additional rules:
Attendee Requirements

Admittance. Your selection to be a participant of one of our Experiences entitles you to admittance to the Event for which you have been selected. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance (including without limitation travel and accommodation expenses) shall be borne solely by you, and the Organizer shall have no liability for such costs.

Use of Likeness. By attending the Event you acknowledge and agree to grant the Organizer the right at the Event to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to the Organizer includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.

Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that the Organizer, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Event, including but not limited to, the Event name, themes, content, program, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, and time.Age Requirements. No one under the age of 18, including children in strollers accompanying their parents, will be admitted.

Identification. All attendees must provide two forms of identification: one government-issued photo ID and the purchased Eventbrite ticket.

Attendee Badge Usage
Attendee badges must be worn at all times in Event areas.

Visa Requirements
It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of any government visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa should allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. The Organizer will not contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants or provide any other assistance relating to visa issues. Failure to obtain a visa in advance of an Event does not constitute a valid basis for obtaining a refund.

Prohibited Conduct Limitations on Use
By accepting your selection and / or purchasing your ticket for the Experience you were selected for, you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your ticket. In the event that the Organizer determines that you have violated this policy, the Organizer may cancel your badge(s), retain any payments made by you, report you to law enforcement authorities, and ban you from future Experience.

Disruptive Conduct. You acknowledge and agree that the Organizer reserves the right to remove you from the Experience if the Organizer, in its sole discretion, determines that your presence or behavior create a disruption or hinder the Experience or the enjoyment of the Experience by other attendees. All Experience badges are the property of the Organizer and must be returned upon request.

Suitcasing. “Suitcasing” refers to the practice of attending an Experience but “working the aisles” from a suitcase or briefcase, soliciting business from other attendees and exhibitors. Participants observed soliciting business during an Experience will be ejected from the Event and may be banned from future events in the Organizer's sole discretion.

Unethical/Non-Compliant Behavior.
The Organizer reserves the right to deny admission to anyone who engages in or is reputed to engage in unethical or non-compliant behavior.
The Organizer reserves the right to cancel, in its sole discretion, any attendee’s registration upon refund of the admission fees paid to the Organizer; provided, however, that if an attendee is cancelled for violating any prohibition or requirement set forth in this Section 2, the Organizer may retain all fees paid.FeesPayment. The payment of the applicable participation fees for an Experience is due upon confirmation, if not stated otherwise (e.g. ticket purchase at the door).Taxes. The fees may be subject sales tax, value added tax, or other taxes and duties which, if applicable, will be charged to you in addition to the fees.

Cancellation of Attendance
All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing via e-mail by the deadlines listed within this section. Telephone, fax, and chat requests WILL NOT be honored.
Refund requests will be processed based on the following Cancellation Schedule:
Letters sent more 21 calendar days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund
Letters sent less than 21 calendar days prior to arrival will not receive a refund

Registration Confirmation, Experience Updates
Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive your registration confirmation by email. Please ensure that your valid email is entered correctly on the registration form. Be sure to check your junk email box to in case any of your Experience email(s) are caught by spam filters.You will receive essential information for confirmed participants electronically at the email address and mailing address that you provided on your application form.In addition, you will also begin to receive the TalentSpace newsletters, if you were not previously on our mailing list. If you would like to opt-out of any of these benefits, please let us know.

Privacy Policy
The Organizer is committed to protecting the privacy of its attendees. Therefore, we will only share your data and personal information with our official partners, and never with any other third parties.

Disclaimer of Warranties,
Limitation of Liability
The Organizer gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Experience or any materials related thereto or offered at the Experience and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. The Experience is provided on an “as-is” basis. Neither the Organizer, nor its affiliates and partners accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Event or any information provided at the Event.Except as required by law, neither the Organizer, nor its affiliates or partners shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.The maximum aggregate liability of the Organizer for any claim in any way connected with, or arising from, the Experience or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any negligent act or omission), shall be limited to the amount paid by you to the Organizer under this Agreement.MiscellaneousThe Organizer's failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. The Organizer shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond the Organizer's reasonable control.If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with the Organizer's prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the City of Berlin and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Berlin District Courts.Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind the Organizer in any respect whatsoever. Additional Job Seeker RulesIf you are a Job Seeker, you warrant and declare that while you are using the Services you will agree to and act according to the following additional rules:TalentSpace is not involved in any transactions between Job Seekers and Insiders. TalentSpace does not control or verify the quality, relevance, reliability or accuracy of the advice, whether the Insider is qualified to provide the specific advice, whether the Insider is categorized correctly or in the most appropriate category to provide the advice sought by the Job Seeker, the accuracy of any postings on the Services or any transmissions through it by Job Seekers or Insiders.Job Seeker will provide correct and accurate representation of background and other information as prompted in any form on the Services and will maintain and update all such information during the term of these Terms (or during the course of your use of the Services) to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.Job Seeker will not seek counseling services from an Insider who the Job Seeker knows is employed at a company to which Job Seeker is forbidden from contacting by an enforceable non-compete agreement.Job Seeker agrees that any information or content that he or she posts, transmits or receives through the Services will not be considered confidential.Job Seeker consents to TalentSpace collecting and processing any personal information, as per the terms of TalentSpace‘s Privacy Policy.

Job Seeker will not take any actions that may undermine, disrupt or manipulate the integrity of the Job Seeker feedback (rating) system on the Services. Job Seeker will not interfere with or disrupt the Services servers or networks connected to the Services.Job Seeker will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks connected to the Services.Job Seeker will not transmit through the Services any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, racist, harmful, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.Job Seeker will not disobey or breach these Terms or any other applicable instructions conveyed by TalentSpace.Job Seeker will not violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, statute, ordinance, rule, regulation or ethical code.Job Seeker will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available: (A) any information or material that infringes upon a third party right, especially intellectual property rights; (B) any third party advertisements, including banner exchange services; (C) any software viruses, Trojan horses, worms or any other malicious application; or (D) any information or material which may constitute or encourage conduct that is a criminal offense, civil wrong or which otherwise violates any applicable law. Job Seeker will not stalk, threaten or harass Insiders or other Job Seekers or infringe upon or attempt to infringe upon their privacy or anonymity. What are my rights in TalentSpace?The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including TalentSpace’s) rights.You understand that TalentSpace owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services. Do I have to grant any licenses to TalentSpace or to other users?Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission.”  Some User Submissions are viewable by other users.  In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to use them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions.  Please note that all of the following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.For all User Submissions, you hereby grant TalentSpace a license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on an iPhone as well as a computer) and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below.  This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.If you store a User Submission in your own personal TalentSpace account, in a manner that is not viewable by any other user except you (a “Personal User Submission”), you grant TalentSpace the license above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Personal User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Personal User Submission accessible to you and providing the Services necessary to do so.If you share a User Submission only in a manner that only certain specified users can view (for example, a private message to one or more other users)(a “Limited Audience User Submission”), then you grant TalentSpace the licenses above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Limited Audience User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Limited Audience User Submission accessible to such other specified users, and providing the Services necessary to do so.  Also, you grant such other specified users a license to access that Limited Audience User Submission, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Services.If you share a User Submission publicly on the Services and/or in a manner that more than just you or certain specified users can view, or if you provide us (in a direct email or otherwise) with any feedback, suggestions, improvements, enhancements, and/or feature requests relating to the Services (each of the foregoing, a “Public User Submission”), then you grant TalentSpace the licenses above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Public User Submission for the purpose of making that Public User Submission accessible to all TalentSpace users and providing the Services necessary to do so, as well as all other rights necessary to use and exercise all rights in that Public User Submission in connection with the Services and/or otherwise in connection with TalentSpace’s business for any purpose, provided that TalentSpace will try to notify you if it uses your Public User Submission for any reason other than displaying it on the Services.  Also, you grant all other users of the Services a license to access that Public User Submission, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Services.You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licenseable, irrevocable, and worldwide, provided that when you delete your TalentSpace account, we will stop displaying your User Submissions (other than Public User Submissions, which may remain fully available) to other users (if applicable), but you understand and agree that it may not be possible to completely delete that content from TalentSpace’s records, and that your User Submissions may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent that they were copied or stored by other users.You also agree that the User Submissions (including your CV and personal data) will be used for our internal purposes and will be shared with our partner companies, their employees and agents for the next two years. You further confirm that our partner companies also have the right to store and user your User Submissions for recruiting purposes only for the next two years. You acknowledge that the list of our partner companies might change over time, and  that your profile might become visible to companies that were not partners at the time of your User Submissions. For a full and updated list of our partners, please refer to talentspace.io/partner-list.  Finally, you understand and agree that TalentSpace, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users (including you), may need to make changes to your User Submissions to conform and adapt those User Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so. Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it.   We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services.  We can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services.You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it.  You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services.The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by TalentSpace. When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that TalentSpace is not responsible for such risks.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize.TalentSpace has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, TalentSpace will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that TalentSpace shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party (including user’s current or former employer), you agree that TalentSpace is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users or any third party (including your current or former employer), you release TalentSpace, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services.TalentSpace enables the transfer of files between Job Seekers and Insiders. Opening any such files is at your sole risk. It is your responsibility to scan such files with an anti-virus software application prior to opening them. TalentSpace is not responsible for any the transfer of any computer viruses, malicious software or other damage resulting from opening such files. Will TalentSpace ever change the Services?We’re always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time.  We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services.  We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice. Does TalentSpace cost anything?You may use TalentSpace free of charge.  We also have paid features, such as the attendance of certain Experiences or paid counseling services.  If you enroll or use one of these paid features, you agree to pay TalentSpace all fees and authorize TalentSpace to charge your chosen payment method.  At any time, TalentSpace is free to change our fees.You are responsible for all taxes associated with your use of the Services. What if I want to stop using TalentSpace?You’re free to do that at any time, by deactivating your account in your dashboard or contacting us at support@talentspace.io; please refer to our Privacy Policy, as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services.TalentSpace is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. TalentSpace has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account.  We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important User Submissions you may have stored in your account (to the extent allowed by law and these Terms), but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, not in the interest of someone’s safety or security, or otherwise harmful to the rights or property of TalentSpace.If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at support@talentspace.io – we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything.Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination.  By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.

Warranty Disclaimer.  
Neither TalentSpace nor its licensors or suppliers makes any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services.  We (and our licensors and suppliers) make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services.  Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from TalentSpace or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product).  THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY TalentSpace (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR  A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.Limitation of Liability.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL TalentSpace (OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR (B) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) €100 OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM, OR (III) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

You agree to indemnify and hold TalentSpace, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms.Assignment.  You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without TalentSpace’s prior written consent.  We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

Choice of Law; Arbitration.  
These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the jurisdiction of the German Federal Republic. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in the district court of Berlin Charlottenburg.

You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that the TalentSpace may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit.  The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.  If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.  You and TalentSpace agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and TalentSpace, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms.  You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of TalentSpace, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind TalentSpace in any respect whatsoever. Except as expressly set forth in the section above regarding the Apple Application, you and TalentSpace agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.