Terms and conditions
Just One Giant Lab (hereinafter referred jointly to as «JOGL») is a collaborative and open research and innovation platform dedicated to collective learning and solving of problems associated with the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
The present rules are mandatory to register (hereinafter referred to as «Rules») to the platform.
JOGL is the sole entity liable for all questions related to the organization of Programs and Challenges, and the development, hosting, and maintenance of the technologies supporting the Platform..
Article 1. Definitions
Challenges: refers to the challenges hosted on the JOGL platform.
Programs: refers to the programs hosted and organized by JOGL
Content: refers to all information provided by the User on the Platform.
EULA: defines the specific contracts related to the software and hardware provided by JOGL’s Partners to Users.
Jury: refers to the committee gathered for different programs, such as the Ethics, Science and Impact committee. The exact rules governing each jury are defined by the programs rules and conditions.
User: refers to any physical or moral person who created an account on the JOGL platform and accepted the CGU.
Leader: In the context of a project, refers to any Users who has created or have been given admin rights to the aforementioned project.
Contributor: In the context of a project, refers to any Users who is been given the rights by a Leader of the aforementioned project to contribute to the goals of the aforementioned project.
Participant: refers to any Users who has accepted the Rules of a Program or a Challenge and whose application was accepted by such Program or Challenge.
User account: refers to the account created by the User.
Team: refers to a group formalized by several Users, with at least one Leader.
Enabler: refers to an organisation providing resources to JOGL and its community.
Platform: refers to the website available on app.jogl.io and also to its ancillary services embedded in the website and provided to the Users during the different Programs.
Project: refers to the entirety of the content generated by a User or a Team of Users through the project feature of the Platform. Projects can be attached by users to different Challenges in order to participate within the rules and conditions of each challenge.
Group: refers to the entirety of the content generated by a multitude of Users through the group feature of the Platform.
Rules: refers to this very contractual framework.
Article 2. Access to the platform
2.1 Modalities of registration
The registration and participation to JOGL, projects, groups, programs and challenges is open and free to any person over the legal age of majority in the state of the User, or to any person under the legal age of majority in the state of the User with an explicit and written consent of his/her/their legal guardian(s). Each registration is for one private person. A moral person is also allowed to participate when it has one individual acting on its behalf. Registration and participation is open to every nationality without any college graduation requirement.
The participation to the Platform shall be considered as an acceptance of the integrality of the Rules by the Users without any reservation.
2.2 Contractual framework
The User has to agree to the Rules and to the different EULAs in order to access/use the Platform. Those contracts constitute the entire agreement between the User and JOGL.
Furthermore the User has to comply with the Open data licenses provided by the data producer.
2.3 Creation of a User Account
The acceptance of the aforementioned contractual framework leads to the creation of a dedicated User Account provided by the Platform. This User Account is a mandatory requirement to participate in any activities on the Platform. A registration will necessitate some personal data (for further information please refer to Article 9 – Privacy below). Among those information, a password with a minimal complexity will be required to prevent any misuse of the User Account by any third party.
Those information will be stored by JOGL and be available to the User on the profile page. As a subscriber to the Rules, the User commits:
- to provide true, exact and complete information
- to maintain the completeness of the information and to update it.
The User Account is strictly personal. It could only be used individually and could not be shared or be assigned to any third party. The User is liable to keep secret her/his password. Therefore, all action contrary to article 4 below committed under the User account shall be deemed as done by the User.
Article 3. Creation and management of the teams
Users are strongly encouraged to gather into Teams in order to participate to the platform.
Any User can choose to participate alone or with a Team. The Team exists when several Users are gathered in a project submitted by a User. Within a Group, Users with the ownership right have the ability to determine whether a User is welcomed in the Team (s)he/they created.
Article 4. Programs and challenges
4.1 Definition of programs
A program is created and coordinated by JOGL around a specific thematic of action, with the potential involvement of Enablers. Enablers provide resources to allow for the realization of said program. A program in turn contains a set of one or more Challenges which define the scope of the participation. Enablers agree to collaborate fully with the JOGL team for the organization of said program.
4.2 Definition of challenges
A Challenge is created by any User on the platform, given that they have expressly requested the right to create a Challenge by email to hello[at]jogl.io. JOGL reserve the right to refuse the creation of a Challenge. Challenges are governed by a set of rules of participation. Users can submit their Projects to any Challenge they choose to, but the organizing Team of the Challenge reserve the right to accept or reject any Project.
4.3 Rules governing the participation to programs and challenges
Each Program or Challenge registered on the platform will contain a set of participation rules and conditions that can be found on their respective pages. Participants and Teams must refer to and comply with those rules for their participation to be considered, or risk being removed from the program. Rules can include but are not limited to, a submission date, an end date, terms and conditions, ethics rules, and good behavior rules.
Article 5. Moderation and prohibitions
5.1 Rules of prohibitions
The User is entirely liable of every Content that (i) (s)he/they provides to any third party, (ii) that (s)he/they sends through private messages provided by the Platform, or (iii) (s)he/they stores in her/his/their personal spaces on the Platform or (iv) the spaces available to third party, (v) that (s)he/they downloads from the Platform, or (vi) (s)he/they sends through by any way through the interface provided by the Platform.
The User is also aware that every Content put online by another User is published under her/his/their sole liability. JOGL can not be held liable to any prior control on those contents, neither to any general obligation to monitor the Content stocked by the User.
However, JOGL reserves the right to delete any Content in conflict with the Rules without issuing any formal notice. User explicitly agrees that (s)he/they is explicitly forbidden from using the Platform in order to participate, directly or indirectly, in any way whatsoever, in:
- provocation, advocacy or encouragement to commit crimes or offenses, and particularly crimes against humanity,
- advocacy or encouragement of racial hatred,
- activity or Content of racist, xenophobic, or negationist character,
- activity or Content of pedophile character, or that is liable to constitute or be associated with, either directly or indirectly, child pornography, or the trivialization of such acts,
- advocacy or encouragement of violence, suicide, or the use, production or distribution of illegal substances, or acts of terrorism,
- insults, slander, violation or injury to the right of personal privacy, image, honor and/or reputation, violation of the personality rights of a third party or of JOGL,
- any attack or hacking of a third party’s computer system, or the illegal collection, processing, or transmission of data,
- any propagation of computer contaminants, or hacking activity of any sort whatsoever, whether it concerns the Platform, or system, or any other service, or system linked to the Internet, regardless of the technology and method used (for example, use of an automated program).
Specifically, in accordance with the local applicable law, the User declares and guarantees, but not in a limiting way, that the use of the Platform, its various pages, and all Content that the User makes available:
- respects all local laws and legislation, in particular those of France, as well as the rights of third parties, and that the User will exclusively pursue legal purposes in its use,
- will not participate, directly or indirectly, in any prejudicial, deviant, abusive and/or illegal practices, such as the use or attempted use of data that violates the rights of third parties and/or laws or legislation, and/or activities such as phishing, spamming, hacking or any attempt to hack a computer system, or any infringement mentioned in Articles 323-1 to 323-7 of the French Penal Code.
5.2. Code of conduct
The present code of conduct is also enforced within the challenges. All the users are obliged to respect it.
5.2.1. JOGL’s Pledge
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, JOGL pledges to make participation in challenges a harassment-free experience for all the Users, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
5.2.2. Our Standards
Examples of behavior that contribute to creating a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
- Showing empathy towards other community members
Examples of unacceptable behavior by the User include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
5.2.3. JOGL’s responsibilities
JOGL is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and is expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
JOGL has the right and the responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this code of conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that JOGL deems inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting JOGL at report[at]jogl.io. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. JOGL is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Users who do not follow or enforce the code of conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by JOGL.
This code of conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at contributor-covenant.org.
5.3. Reporting of infringement
In case of a Content stocked on the Platform presenting a manifestly unlawful disturbance, it could be noticed to JOGL by sending an email to report[at]jogl.io. The notification shall allow JOGL to identify the alleged unlawful Content and its path to the said Content. The notification shall contain the following information:
- name, first name and residence of the plaintive ;
- a copy of the Content and the URL address of the website page ;
- the reason of why the alleged unlawful Content shall be withdrawn.
All wrongful notification of a lawful Content shall be punished by judicial sanctions or shall trigger the stipulation stated in 6.3. below.
When one or several aforementioned acts are perpetrated, JOGL will demand to the infringer User to stop her/his/their acts when those acts are irrelevant. However, in the case of repetition or in the case of the breach of law, and notwithstanding the expulsion of the User from the Platform, JOGL will communicate the infringement to the police. In consideration of article 5, JOGL under its own and only appreciation can exclude User infringer.
Article 6. Liabilities
JOGL won’t be held liable of all network malfunction or servers of its website host, or any kind of event which could escape its reasonable control, which may prevent the User from accessing to the Platform.
JOGL keeps the right to interrupt, to suspend momentarily or to modify part or the whole access to the Platform, in order to maintain the Platform, or for any other kind of reason, without any kind of liability nor any kind of compensation.
JOGL shall employ any means to ensure a quality access to the Platform. JOGL could not be held liable to any continuity of the Platform.
JOGL warrants to own every intellectual property right of content provided by JOGL to Users. On this basis, JOGL warrants that all the services available to the User could not constitute a counterfeit of a previous work, whichever nature the work is.
In those conditions, JOGL warrants to keep safe and secure the User from any intellectual property infringement action which may be activated by any potential stakeholder on the basis of any functionality provided by the Platform or on the basis of third party softwares hosted and available to the User in the conditions described by the Rules
JOGL is held to a best efforts obligation to the commitment held in the Rules.
The User explicitly acknowledges and agrees that JOGL shall not be held liable to services interruptions nor to subsequent damages linked to:
- a force majeure or an administrative/judicial decision ;
- to an interruption of electricity whichever is provided by a public or private operator ;
- to an abnormal or fraudulent use of the Platform by the User or any third party necessary to stop the service for security reasons ;
- to a dysfunctioning of hardware or software hosted or to an access to Internet by the Participant or due to a wrong use of the Software by the User ;
- to any attack or hacking by a third party hosted into the system or to the illicit extraction of data, despite the implementation of security protocols in the state of art, JOGL is only held to a best effort obligation ;
- to delay in the transfer of information and data, when JOGL is not at the origin of the said delay ;
- to the functioning of any means of communication which are upheld by JOGL ;
- to search to deanonymize personal data which were anonymized, and to inform immediately JOGL in the case of a fortuit personalization of the personal data.
JOGL could not be held for any incidental damages or for damages which are directly and exclusively linked to a failure of the Platform.
JOGL keeps the right to proceed to service interruptions in order to uphold and maintain the Platform. JOGL commits, in the width of its best efforts, to proceed to those interruptions only in short periods.
Article 7. Force majeure
In case of a force majeure as defined by la Cour de Cassation’s case law, JOGL’s liability shall not be engaged. Thus the modalities of challenges shall be modified, shortened or cancelled. JOGL reserves the right to report any announced date. In the case of the presence of a force majeure, JOGL reserves the right to report, shorten, extend, modify or cancel challenges without being held liable for this action. Users could not sue for any claim or any compensation for this subject.
Article 8. Convention of proof
JOGL reserves the right to modify the Rules at any time by a public announcement done by any electronic means or by a public announcement on the platform website app.jogl.io.
Users acknowledge that, except in an obvious mistake case, JOGL could use as proof any act, fact or omission, software, data, registration files, operations and other elements (such as follow-up reports) of any kind of form or computer supports, established, received or conserved directly or undirectly by JOGL, including the information systems of the enablers. JOGL shall respect the stipulation of article 10 (Privacy) below.
Users commit to not contest the admissibility, the validity or the probative force of the elements as aforementioned, on whichever legal basis and which specified that certain documents shall be written or signed by the parties in order to become a proof.
Article 9. Intellectual Property
9.1. Reproduction of the Content
Users explicitly agree that the Contents created and shared on the Platform will be displayed under an open source license as defined by the criteria settled by the Open Source Initiative (available on opensource.org/osr).
The editing of a Content on the Platform implies that User agrees to JOGL a worldwide, royalty-free, non exclusive, irrevocable licence for any public reproduction and representation of the Content on the Platform, understood that JOGL is entitled to organize and upgrade the Content through publication techniques implemented by the Platform. Furthermore, the User explicitly agrees that JOGL is authorized to reproduce and represent the Content freely in a context of research and development. However, JOGL commits to always mention the authorship of the User of the Content when displayed or represent outside of JOGL.
Due to a moderation obligation, User’s Content could be modified or deleted by JOGL upon any request of any third party. However a cached copy will be kept until the prescription of french criminal law.
Considering the original Content, i.e. the Content solely created by the User, the User agrees to accept that the original Content shall be under an Open source licence in the conditions aforementioned.
9.2. Content created as a Project
Each User is a stakeholder of the intellectual property of her/his/their contribution within the Project. However, each User provides a warranty to JOGL and to the Team against any claim based upon a copyright infringement from any third party.
9.3. Hypertext links to the Contents
JOGL authorizes, without prior grant, to set up hypertexts links toward its Platform. The websites which choose to point toward app.jogl.io are solely liable to the content displayed.
JOGL accepts to host hypertext links toward websites edited or published by third parties. JOGL does not exercise any prior control on the content linked, Users explicitly acknowledge that JOGL shall not be liable for the provisioning of those resources and Users cannot hold JOGL liable for the display of this content.
Article 10. Privacy
In a logic of privacy of Users, JOGL commits that the data collection and treatment of personal data, done through the use of the Platform shall be done in accordance to the law n°78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés, dite Loi « Informatique et Libertés ». The purpose of this collect and of this process of personal data is in order to personalize User’s experience, to improve the website and to improve User’ service.
Accordingly to the article 34 of the « law n°78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés, dite Loi « Informatique et Libertés », JOGL commits to provide Users the right to oppose, access and modify the personal data related to them. Users could use the right by writing to hello[at]jogl.io or to Association JOGL (CRI) - 10 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France.
This authorization is granted only for a non commercial purpose. All commercial purpose shall be the object of a specific contract concluded between the concerned User(s) and with JOGL.
Users who do not wish their image to be used publicly by JOGL in the context of its missions such as valorizing the actions of the users must send a written request to hello[at]jogl.io or to Association JOGL (CRI) - 10 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France.
Users are informed and agree that their personal data are automatically processed. The personal data are used only in the framework of the Platform in order to allow the User access to the services provided by the Platform and to upgrade it. Personal data and metadata could also be collected for the purposes developed below:
- All personal data collected during the registration;
- All actions implying an API call;
- All actions implying an ancillary service provided by the Platform.
JOGL may also implement anonymization technique for all personal data collected in view of scientific analysis and publications.
All servers hosting personal data are situated in dedicated services provider situated in France. The servers are situated within Heroku’s european premises. Those servers are automatically registering information based upon the IP address of the User related to the connection on the Platform. Those information doesn’t identify the User as a person but are identifying the terminal. Those information are used to determine from where the website is seen and what are the browsing patterns of the User. Those informations are used in order to provide the best coverage and to enhance the Platform.
During the visit of the User on the Platform or on its ancillary services, small text files called cookies may be installed on the User’s terminal.
A cookie is a small file installed on the terminal during the visit of a site. The purpose of such cookies is to collect information related to the browsing of the Platform. Those information stocked on the User’s terminal which maintains the operability with the Platform. Those cookies are not threatening the privacy of the User neither the security of its terminal because their are stocking a single code randomly attributed. The cookies can be managed by the internet browser of the User.
The analysis cookies are used to enhance the performance of the Platform by collecting information related to the number of visitors or the use of the website.
The Platform uses the following cookies:
- Analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on our site. When you visit our site, these programs set certain cookies that record statistical information about your visits to the site. We measure the number of visits, the number of pages viewed as well as visitors' activity on the site and their frequency of return. This helps us improve our website and its functionality, for example, by ensuring that users can navigate it intuitively. These cookies do not store any personal information that could be used to identify you.
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Article 11. Litigation
In the hypothesis of an alleged or proved infringement of the Rules during the challenges, by the User, JOGL may summon an ad hoc committee which will hear the User. In consideration of the importance of the infringement, this ad hoc committee will judge between the temporary or permanent suspension of the User.
Any contestation related to the execution of the obligations coming from the organization, the execution or the interpretation of Rules or any contestation related to the procedure stated above, will be submitted to a procedure of amiable composition. This procedure will be triggered by the reception of registration letter in Association JOGL – Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (CRI) - 10 Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France, before one (1) month following the end of the challenges. In case of the impossibility to reach an agreement by a sole arbitrator, each Party will appoint its own arbitrator, those two arbitrators will choose a third one.
If there still is a litigation, the dispute shall be referred to the exclusive jurisdiction to the Paris court which power is expressly allocated, notwithstanding multiple defendants.
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