Terms & Conditions

Overview

Pockethunt is an internet and mobile application based service offered for compatible devices (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”). Using this service, individual professionals and freelancers (“Professionals”) and individual recruiters (“Recruiters”) can save information about themselves and/or the company they represent in profiles. The Service is used by either Recruiters searching and interacting with suitable employees and/or candidates, or by Professionals searching and interacting with recruiters. More information about the Service is available on the public website pockethunt.com (“Website”) or by registering as a user of the Service.

About us

This Service is provided by Pockethunt Oy (hereinafter “Pockethunt”, “we”, “us” or “our”). The company is registered in Finland with Business ID 2685292-2 and our official address is Itämerenkatu 5, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland. We provide professional recruiting, networking and communication services using digital interaction and mobile technology (“Services”).

Terms of use

These Terms and Conditions of Use (including documents that refer to these) concern all users of the Service and are legally binding. You must read and accept these Terms and Conditions of Use before using the Service. By using the Service, you are providing your approval of these conditions and commit to adhering to these conditions. If you cannot accept all the Terms and Conditions of Use or you are unable to adhere to these, you shall not use the Service.

Receiving rights to use the Service and using the Service

Receive rights to use the Service as a Professional by:

  • Registering yourself for the Service and entering the compulsory fields in the registration form.

Alternatively, you may be given rights to use the Service via other services provided by Pockethunt or its partners.

To be eligible to receive rights to use the Service, you must

  • Be at least 15 years old, in order to register a Pockethunt profile;
  • Commit to providing honest and correct personal information during registration, and always informing us if your personal information changes;
  • Understand that the Service only functions in the geographical locations (“Domain”) where it has been advertised as operating. Under no circumstances shall Pockethunt be held liable for any costs, infringements or other matters, such as damage compensation caused by you using or attempting to use the Service outside of its Domain;
  • Use the Service solely for personal and private intentions;
  • Make sure you have the use of an appropriate mobile connection and/or broadband internet connection that you pay for;
  • Refrain from using the Service in any illegal or inappropriate manner, and make sure nobody else does.

Receive rights to use the Service as a Recruiter by:

  • Registering yourself for the Service and entering the compulsory fields in the registration form.

To be eligible to receive rights to use the Service as a Recruiter, you must

  • Work in a company or organisation or work for an agency you represent in the Pockethunt Recruiter profile (“Employer representative”)
  • Commit to providing honest and correct personal information as the Employer representative, as well as company and/or organisation information (“Company”) during registration, and always informing us if your information changes;
  • As the Employer representative, commit to using the Service exclusively as a Recruiter and assure that you have the appropriate rights and authorisation for doing so;
  • Commit not to use the Service for recruiting purposes where entrepreneur-based distributors are sought or acquired, or representatives for online or multi-level marketing, pyramid schemes, direct selling or similar business or marketing forms;
  • As the Employer representative, commit to using the Service precisely for the recruitment, competence mapping or acquisition requirements of the Employer, and assure that you mention yourself as an agency representative if you use the Service for commercial of non-commercial recruiting, staff hire/resourcing or other similar manpower agency requirements of your own organisation or for any third party (hereinafter referred to as “Manpower agencies”). If you use the Service for the abovementioned purposes, you agree that Pockethunt can alter the Pricing and Contractual Terms for Manpower Agencies at its own discretion and whenever it sees fit, in which case you have the right to terminate the agreement in accordance with the section "Terminating the Service".*;
  • Understand that the Service only functions in the geographical locations (“Domain”) where it has been advertised as operating. Under no circumstances shall Pockethunt be held liable for any costs, infringements or other matters, such as damage compensation caused by the user using or attempting to use the Service outside of its Domain;
  • Make sure you have the use of an appropriate mobile connection and/or broadband internet connection that you pay for;
  • Refrain from using the Service in any illegal or inappropriate manner, and make sure nobody else does.

*Pockethunt Oy has the right to enter into agreements with commercial or non-commercial recruitment and staffing agencies. In this case, the agreement and Service details will be agreed separately on a case-by-case basis.

Parties adhering to the agreement and terms of use

The parties adhering to the agreement and terms of use are the Employer representative and Pockethunt. The Employer representative is not entering a contractual relationship on behalf of the Company, rather as an individual who intends to utilise the Service for professional recruitment purposes, but with the consent and approval of the Company. The same Company can have a number of Employer representatives present in the Service.

Pricing and Rates

Pockethunt is currently provided as a free of charge service. We do reserve the right to alter our business model and ‘Pricing and Rates’ in the future, by providing some of the following, but not limited to, or a combination of:

A freemium Service, where money is charged for any current or new additional features, services, membership types or virtual (online) or physical (offline) goods A free of charge service with advertisement A paid service for either Recruiters and/or Professionals

Alterations to price changes or charges

If the current use of the Service will alter from ‘free of charge’ to any other form, we will inform you of such by email and/or in the mobile application no later than 14 days before the changes are instated.

If you do not accept the alterations to price changes or charges when they take place, you have the right to quit using the Service and no charges will be made.

Devices, systems and usability

Your possibilities for using the Service depend on whether you are using compatible devices, systems and connectivity. Before registering for the Service, you must make sure and test that you have all the devices, systems and connectivity that are required for proper use of the Service.

We may occasionally decide with which devices the Service will be compatible.

Please understand that the availability of the Service can be affected by congestion on the data networks or by other network, ISP, electrical, computer or other communication problems or faults, and that Pockethunt shall not be held responsible for unsuccessful use of the Service due to cases of congestion, problems or faults.

Username and password security

When registering, you can alternatively choose to register with your email. You are asked to provide your email address as your username and to choose a password. You must keep your password confidential and never disclose it to a third party. Only you are entitled to use your username and password, and only on one device (e.g. computer or smartphone) at a time.

At any time with reasonable warning, Pockethunt is entitled to request you to change your password. Please understand that this change can temporarily interrupt your access to the Service.

If you suspect someone else is using you username or password, you must inform us immediately and change your password. If Pockethunt has reason to suspect that a username and/or password has been disclosed to an unauthorised individual, or these have otherwise been misused by an unauthorised individual, Pockethunt is entitled to immediately cease provision of the Service and/or will terminate your rights to use the Service, or will engage in any other means to prevent the continuation of the unlawful activity.

Service alterations

At its own exclusive discretion, Pockethunt can alter the content of the Service.

Interrupting rights of use and removal of profile by Pockethunt

At any time, Pockethunt is entitled to interrupt your use of the Service or remove your profile. Special reasons for interrupting the service or removing the profile can be if:

  1. you are using or suspected of using the Service in an illicit manner,
  2. you fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Furthermore, Pockethunt reserves the right to demand damage compensation if Pockethunt incurs damages as a consequence of the infringement of items 1–2 above.

Customer support

You can contact Pockethunt’s customer support service by sending an email to support@pockethunt.com.

Intellectual property rights

The entire content of the Service is protected in accordance with the laws of Finland or other nations. All copyrights and other intellectual property rights for material, documents, data or content forming the Service belong to Pockethunt. Pockethunt grants you a licence with such rights solely for personal and private purposes (not for any commercial purposes) with the condition that with the exception of service properties intended for the users of the Service, you will not

  1. copy, publish, duplicate, hire-out, inform, send, distribute, forward or make the content of the Service publically available or authorise anybody else from doing such;
  2. Processing orders, billing and payment control
  3. download, forward or share any of the content of the Service, use the Service on any device not registered, or charge any fees for viewing the Service;
  4. twist, convert, remove, reverse engineer, back translate, deconstruct, alter or otherwise tamper with any security, encryption or other technologies or software that are a part of the Service.

No proprietorship rights to the Service or any of its content will be transferred to you.

Infringement of these conditions and intellectual property rights is always treated as a serious infringement of these Terms and Conditions of Use, thereby entitling Pockethunt to immediately shut down your access to the Service and/or remove your rights to use the Service, or to engage in any other means to prevent the continuation of the unlawful activity.

Security

You shall not attempt to bypass the security system of Pockethunt or the Service or test the security of the Service.

You shall not use the Service in any way that can cause damage, close, overload, harm or compromise other uses from using the Service. This covers all sending or forwarding of material that contains software viruses or other computer codes, files or applications that have been designed to damage, interrupt, harm, destroy or restrict the operation of any computer software or device that is either directly or indirectly associated with the Service.

You shall not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any computer system, network, content or data that form the composition of the website, Service or Service systems. Furthermore, you shall not attempt to gain access to material or data that is not intentionally made available by or through the Service.

Infringement of the above conditions is always treated as a serious infringement of these Terms and Conditions of Use, thereby entitling Pockethunt to immediately shut down your access to the Service and/or remove your rights to use the Service, or to engage in any other means to prevent the continuation of the unlawful activity.

Our responsibility

The Service is provided “as it is” and we hold no responsibility for the flawless or accurate nature of the content, information, Service or material provided by or via the Service.

Pockethunt shall not be held responsible for damages that are caused by using services offered by third parties by or via the Service or Website.

Compensation in situations of contractual infringement

If you infringe these Terms and Conditions of Use or the regulations of currently valid legislation, and your infringement leads to damages incurred by Pockethunt, you are obliged to compensate Pockethunt in full for any and all such damages.

Data Protection Practice

We process your information in accordance with our data protection practice (more information about our data protection practice in our Privacy Policy). By using the Website or Service, you agree to this processing.

Social media

The Service may provide you with the opportunity to publish your profile, share links with other users, and the linking of your Service-related actions on social networking services provided by third party organisations – including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (“Social media”) functions. If you decide to use this facility and link the Service to your Facebook account, your Pockethunt profile may become public for other users to view. You hereby accept that Pockethunt is no longer responsible for content when it has been shared on Social media and you must read more information regarding the conditions for using the Social media provider in question. If you use Social media in connection with the Service, you commit to refrain from using the service in any way that is regarded exclusively by us to be inappropriate, including (but not limited to) the following:

  1. Any disrespectful behaviour, harassment, intimidation, or violation against another user, impersonating another person and sending trash mail to other users.
  2. Any publishing or creation of offensive, abusive, derogatory, pornographic or indecent material.
  3. Use in any other illegal, immoral or adverse purposes.
  4. Infringement of the rights of any other third party.

This Website may contain links to websites owned by third parties. Pockethunt does not monitor the contents of these websites and therefore is not responsible for these or any losses or damages that can be incurred by the use of such.

If any conflict arises between Pockethunt and the consumer, the parties shall primarily attempt to resolve the conflict by mutual agreement. If the parties fail to reach an agreement, the conflict shall be exclusively resolved by the Finnish court system. Regardless of the above, the consumer always holds the entitlement to take the case up with the Consumer Complaints Board in accordance with Finland’s Consumer Protection Act.

Alterations

Pockethunt reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions of Use or make additions to these by altering the Website.

Pockethunt recommends that you stay up to date by regularly visiting the Website. All significant alterations/additions will also be notified to you via email.

Assigning the agreement to a third party

This agreement is only valid for individual customers and the user shall not assign this agreement or any of its rights or related responsibility to any third party. Pockethunt holds the right to assign this agreement or any part of this agreement to a third party.

Full agreement

These Terms and Conditions of Use together with the data protection policy (Privacy Policy) of Pockethunt form a full agreement between you and Pockethunt, and replaces all earlier written and verbal agreements related to the content of this agreement.

Force majeure

Pockethunt is not to be held liable if the Website or Service does not function, is not available or has a fault, or for any delays in adherence to these Terms and Conditions of Use if the aforementioned are caused by any instance that is beyond the reasonable control of Pockethunt. The above also concerns a situation whereby a potential subcontractor of Pockethunt has experienced the abovementioned force majeure, and Pockethunt was unable to rely on an alternative subcontractor.

Contact details

If you have any problems using the Service or any other questions related to the use of the Service, please email us at support@pockethunt.com