General Conditions

for Private Customers

Overview

Empore is an internet-based service offered for compatible devices (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”). Using this service, individuals (“Customers”) can save information about themselves in profiles that are used in searching for suitable employees and/or service provider candidates by Empore with the Service. More information about the Service is available on the public website empore.fi (“Website”) or by registering as a user of the Service.

About us

This Service is provided by Empore Oy (“Empore”). The company is registered in Finland with Business ID 2168862-5 and our official address is Itämerenkatu 5, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland.

Terms of use

These General Conditions (including documents that refer to these) concern all users of the Service and are legally binding. You must read and accept these General Conditions 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 General Conditions 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 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 Empore 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 an Empore 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 Empore 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, not for any commercial or community purposes;
  • 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.

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 Empore 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 are asked to provide your name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address, and to choose a username and 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, Empore 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 your username or password, you must inform us immediately and change your password. If Empore has reason to suspect that a username and/or password has been disclosed to an unauthorized individual, or these have otherwise been misused by an unauthorized individual, Empore 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, Empore can alter the content of the Service.

Interrupting rights of use and removal of profile by Empore

At any time, Empore 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 General Conditions.

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

Customer support

You can contact Empore’s customer support service by sending an email to info @ empore.fi.

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 Empore. Empore grants you a license 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 publicly available or authorize anybody else from doing such;
  2. 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;
  3. 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 General Conditions, thereby entitling Empore 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 Empore 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 users 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 unauthorized 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 General Conditions, thereby entitling Empore 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.

Empore 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 General Conditions or the regulations of currently valid legislation, and your infringement leads to damages incurred by Empore, you are obliged to compensate Empore in full for any and all such damages.

Data Protection Practice

We process your information in accordance with our data protection practice. 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 organizations – 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 Empore profile may become public for other users to view. You hereby accept that Empore 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 behavior, 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.

Links on the Website

This Website may contain links to websites owned by third parties. Empore 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.

Jurisdiction and applied legal provisions

If any conflict arises between Empore 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

Empore reserves the right to alter these General Conditions or make additions to these by altering the Website.

Empore 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. Empore holds the right to assign this agreement or any part of this agreement to a third party.

Full agreement

These General Conditions together with the privacy policy of Empore form a full agreement between you and Empore, and replaces all earlier written and verbal agreements related to the content of this agreement.

Force majeure

Empore 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 General Conditions if the aforementioned are caused by any instance that is beyond the reasonable control of Empore. The above also concerns a situation whereby a potential subcontractor of Empore has experienced the abovementioned force majeure, and Empore 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 info @ empore.fi.