Terms and conditions

1. The editor

This website is owned and operated by HEXAGONE, a simplified joint stock company with a share capital of 13,679.00 euros, registered in the Caen Trade and Companies Register under number 804461838 and whose registered office is located at 2 rue Jean Perrin, 14460 Colombelles, France  (« Inject », « Inside », « Inuit », « Schoolab », ou « nous »).


2. Object

Schoolab provides an innovation platform service accessible at https://theschoolab.com (the “Website”), which allows companies to facilitate the implementation and management of: innovation venues, innovation programs, innovation community.

These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the Website and its Services.

By opening an account on the Website, you must check a box and confirm that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use, which constitute a legally binding contract between you and Schoolab.

Please read the following carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, do not use the Website. We may change these Terms of Use at any time by posting an updated version on this web page and notifying you before the changed Terms of Use become effective.

In order to improve your user experience, we may also make changes to the structure and design of our Website, as well as to certain Services or content, without notice.


3. Definitions

In this document,

  • « Account » means the account that must be created to become a Member and access the Services offered by the Website;
  • « Member » means any natural person who has an Account on the Website;
  • « Community » means all the Members of the Website;
  • « Deliverables » means all textual content or documents (such as presentations, videos, etc.) uploaded to the Website by Members;
  • « Services » means all content and products, services, features, technologies, or functions that we provide through the Website; and
  • « Sponsor » means the company that operates the platform or submits an Innovation Program to Members via the Website.


4. Registration

A. Conditions

You must be authorized to link your company. You must confirm that you are authorized to bind any company or entity on whose behalf you use our services and that such company or entity agrees to these Terms.

B. Create an Account

The Website allows Members to reserve event or meeting spaces, register for events, view articles, view innovation programs operated by Schoolab or the Sponsor, view teams and team members participating in innovation programs, manage their profile files, and manage their team files. The Website also allows Members to view and register for Innovation Programs and to interact with other Members, Sponsors, or Schoolab through discussion forums, chats, emails, and messages.

You may view public Abstracts and Innovation Programs if you are not registered, but you may not register or participate in an Innovation Program without first opening an Account and registering as a Member.

To open your Account, you can either:

  • Complete the required fields on the registration form (for example, your name, email address and password). A link to activate your Account will be sent to you by email; your Account will be activated once you click on this link.
  • open an Account using your company’s Single Sign-On (SSO) system or the authentication system of a social network such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Google. By using this feature, we will access, publish, and store personal data obtained from these platforms.

To open an account, you must have read and accepted these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

C. Accuracy of Account Information

You agree that the Account associated with your profile contains accurate and truthful data and that you will update it as necessary.

D. Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password associated with your Account. You agree to notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account or any breach of security, such as loss or theft of your login information.


5. Services

The Website is an online innovation platform on which Sponsors may manage a community, manage physical innovation venues, and manage innovation programs in which Members may participate, subject to the specific terms and conditions of each Program as set forth in the Program Rules.

As a Member:

  • you can access a personalized area on the Website, which contains your profile, allows you to view the Innovation Programs for which you have registered, and to communicate and exchange messages, including by email and chat, with Members, Sponsors, Mentors and Schoolab ;
  • You may enroll in Innovation Programs, provided you meet the requirements of the Innovation Program Regulations;
  • You may participate in an Innovation Program as an individual, as a representative of a business entity, or by forming or joining a team, as specified in the Innovation Program Rules;
  • you can download Deliverables to follow an Innovation Program, as specified in the Innovation Program Rules;
  • you may retrieve the data and Deliverables you submitted during your participation in a given Innovation Program, as specified in the Innovation Program Rules;
  • you can take an online innovation project management and monitoring program;

Sponsors may make awards for winning Deliverables submitted by Registered Members to participate in an Innovation Program in accordance with the Innovation Program Rules.

It is the sole responsibility of the Sponsors to evaluate all Deliverables and to decide independently, according to their own criteria, the winner(s) of an Innovation Program. Decisions made by the Sponsors are considered final.


6. Content you post on the Website

You may communicate with other Members, Mentors, Jurors, Program Managers, or Sponsors through the Website. Any information you communicate on the Website, both during registration and while using the Services (e.g., postings to public discussion forums, emails, discussions, Deliverables, etc.), is subject to the following:

You agree that the content you post will be accurate and will not: (i) infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy of any third party; or (ii) violate any law (including export control, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising laws).

With respect to the Deliverables, you warrant that (i) you are the owner or authorized user of the intellectual property contained in your Deliverable and (ii) you are not required to transfer any rights you have in the Deliverable to a third party under an employment relationship or other contract; or (iii) you have obtained any necessary authorization from your employer or co-contracting party prior to submitting the Deliverables. At any time, you may be required to make legally binding warranties and representations to the Sponsor with respect to a Deliverable or any particular information you submit.

You are solely responsible for the content you post or upload to the Website, and for the transfer of any technology or information, you engage in. Schoolab expressly disclaims all liability in this regard.


7. Rules of Conduct for Members on the Website

Certain rules apply to Members.

When you use our Website, you’re agreeing to:

  • not to submit any false, misleading, malicious, or fraudulent information to us, other Members, mentors, the jury, or Sponsors;
  • not to publish content of a defamatory, abusive, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, offensive, aggressive, inappropriate, violent, threatening, harassing, racist or xenophobic nature, or content with sexual connotations, inciting violence, discrimination or hatred, encouraging illegal activities, or more generally content that contradicts good morals or the purposes of the Website ;
  • not to infringe Schoolab’s rights and image, such as its intellectual property rights;
  • not to open more than one Account on the Website and not to open an Account in the name of a third party;
  • not to use the Account of another Member;
  • not to circumvent the Website, including attempting to contact or send your Deliverables to a Sponsor outside the Website;
  • not to transfer any data that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other files or computer programs that could disrupt, destroy or limit the functioning of any computer or network directly or indirectly linked to the Website;
  • not to use any device, software, or routine that may interfere with the proper functioning of the Website or that is intended to damage, disrupt, intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information;
  • not to take any action (e.g., send spam) that imposes an unreasonable burden on our Website;
  • not to violate the principle of confidentiality that may exist in the context of an Innovation Program; and more generally, not to act in any way that violates the law or these Terms of Use.


8. Confidentiality As part of an Innovation Program, you may be required to keep certain information confidential.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Schoolab free and harmless from all claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of your unauthorized disclosure of confidential information.


9. Intellectual property rights

A. Licensing of Schoolab by Members

For the purposes of our Website and to enable the Services, you grant Schoolab a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license, during the term of our contractual relationship with you, to use the content and data you submit to the Website.

Specifically, you authorize us to display, distribute, publish, reproduce, perform, adapt, use and translate any content you provide, disseminate it via the Website and any other communication protocol, and communicate it to the public, the Community, and the Sponsors.

B. Schoolab’s IP Rights/Limited License

This Website is controlled and operated by Schoolab. Our proprietary software and materials contained on the Website, including logos, trademarks, trade names and images, text, illustrations, audio and video files, and the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such materials, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other proprietary rights owned either by us or by other parties who have licensed their intellectual property to us, and all other trademarks, service marks and trade names used on the Website belong to their respective owners.

Provided that you are a Member, Schoolab grants you a non-exclusive, revocable, personal, non-transferable license to use the Website for your personal and private, non-commercial use for purposes of the Website.

You may not make any other use or exploitation of the Website and Services nor the content without the prior written permission of Schoolab. In particular, you may not:

  • to reproduce, adapt, distribute, publicly perform, and communicate the Website, the Services, the Summaries, the Innovation Programs, and the content of the Website;
  • extract or attempt to extract (including through the use of data mining robots or similar data collection tools) a substantial portion of the data from the Website;
  • reproduce, modify or attempt to discover any source code, create a derivative work therefrom, or subject it to reverse engineering or assembly;
  • modify or attempt to modify the Website in any way or form, unless you have the right to modify content that you yourself have generated on the Website;
  • frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including descriptions of Innovation Programs, images, text, page layout, or form);
  • use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” associated with Schoolab’s name or trademarks.

Any unauthorized use by you in violation of the foregoing will terminate the license we have granted you.

All new versions, updates, or modifications to our Website, Services, or related content will be subject to these Terms of Use. Schoolab reserves all rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

C. Recourse

If you believe that your legitimate intellectual property rights have been infringed by the introduction of certain content on the Website, you must promptly notify Schoolab and inform us of the following:

  • Your contact information. If you are submitting the Claim on behalf of a third party, please submit proof of your right to represent such third party;
  • An identification of the Website content in question, which you believe to be protected by intellectual property rights, and its location on the Website (indicating the URL link);
  • The attribution of the aforementioned intellectual property rights; as well as the reasons for the alleged infringement.


10. Role of Schoolab/Limitation of liability

Schoolab has no control over the conduct of Members, Sponsors, Mentors, or other users of its Website. We do not control the information provided by others and made available through the Website; any other user’s information may be inaccurate.

By accepting these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that Schoolab does not control in any way the nature, quality, legality, or timing of the Innovation Programs. You agree that the Inject platform, as an intermediary, does not offer any Innovation Program and is not a party to any agreement you have with the Sponsor in connection with an Innovation Program.

Schoolab has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the acts or omissions of any Sponsor, or the quality, accuracy, or legality of any Abstract or Innovation Program. We do not endorse any Sponsor. Members act under their sole and entire responsibility. As an intermediary, Schoolab shall not be liable if an Innovation Program does not take place as planned, for example, due to:

  • erroneous information provided by Sponsor in its Summary or in connection with an Innovation Program, or by any other means, with respect to the Innovation Program and its terms;
  • cancellation or modification of an Innovation Program by a Sponsor;
  • non-payment of the prize or award by a Sponsor;
  • the attitude of its Members during, before, or after an Innovation Program, or at any other time.

We are not responsible for the content or use of any Deliverable, for a Member’s failure in an Innovation Program, for any harm caused by Sponsors to a Member, and for any consequential harm such as financial loss, loss of business, or pain and suffering that a Member may suffer as a result of using the Website or participating in an Innovation Program.

You agree to submit only to Sponsor any claims you may have regarding information provided by Sponsor. If you have a dispute with another Member, you must notify Schoolab of all claims of any nature arising from such dispute.

Schoolab will not be liable to you for any claims, damages, fees, or other costs you incur or suffer as a result of third-party claims related to your use of the Services. In no event shall Schoolab be liable for any consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, assuming such damages have been properly proven. You agree that you shall be responsible for defending, and shall defend Schoolab at its request, against claims by third parties arising out of information you provide to Schoolab for publication or arising out of any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the Services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


11. Suspension and Termination of Your Account, and Limitations on Access to Your Account

You may terminate your contractual relationship with Schoolab and close your Account at any time by contacting Schoolab. The termination will take effect immediately.

If you fail to comply with your obligations as set forth in these Terms of Use, or if you have reasonable cause to believe that the safety and integrity of Schoolab, its Members, Sponsors, or third parties are threatened, we reserve the right to: immediately terminate these Terms of Use as binding on you and Schoolab; temporarily or permanently suspend your Account.

You will be notified of any such action so that you can respond. Schoolab will decide, in its sole discretion, whether to lift the measures.


12. Personal Data. We collect and process some of your personal data.

By using the Website and registering as a Member, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your personal data in the manner set out in our Privacy Policy.


13. Operation, availability, and functionality of the Platform

We will make every effort to ensure that the Website is constantly accessible, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, access to the Website or the use of certain features may be suspended or interrupted without notice, due to technical maintenance, migration or updates, or due to breakdowns or network constraints, or for other technical reasons.

We reserve the right to modify or suspend all or part of your access to the Website or its functionality, at our sole discretion, temporarily or permanently.


14. Hyperlinks

Our Website contains links to other websites. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their content. By including such links, we do not endorse the material on such websites or imply any association with their operators.


15. Modification of the General Conditions of Use

These Terms of Use and the documents incorporated herein by reference set forth the entire agreement between you and Schoolab with respect to your use of the Website and the Services.

Schoolab may modify these Terms and Conditions of Use in order to adapt them to its technological and commercial environment and to comply with the law. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use will be posted on the Website with the effective date, and Schoolab will notify you before the changes take effect.


16. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with French law, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute relating to the execution or interpretation of these Terms of Use shall be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commercial Court of Paris.


17. Hosting

Heroku – Amazon Web Services Western Europe Inc. P.O. Box 81226 Seattle, WA 98108-1226 http://aws.amazon.com

18. Attribution of the design of the Website and contact details of the publisher

Schoolab, 2 rue Jean Perrin 14460 Colombelles dpo@theschoolab.com

19. Effective Date

These Terms and Conditions of Use became effective on December 12, 2018.