We may process the following different categories of Personal Data:
|Type of data
|Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a user of our services
To process and certify you as a customer including:
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships, and experiences
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to improve the user experience, determine types of companies wanting to use our services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business, and to inform our marketing strategy).
EPFL is bound to respect the principles related to data protection. In application of these principles, we will only process data:
You have the right to receive a copy of your Personal Data and you may request the correction of any Personal Data which is inaccurate or incomplete. You also have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data for legitimate reasons as well as a right to object to the use of those data for commercial prospecting in accordance with applicable laws. When the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. EPFL reserves the right to refuse any abusive request or one which is contrary to applicable laws. Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
EPFL keeps your Personal Data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data are processed, in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Your Personal Data is processed in Switzerland. In compliance with the applicable laws, Personal Data may be transferred outside of Switzerland if the recipient State has an adequate level of personal data protection or if such level is provided with appropriate safeguards. Usually, if your Personal Data is to be transmitted, it will always be coded and therefore does not allow you to be identified as a person.
For any information concerning the management of your Personal Data, please contact the data controller(s) Data controller
Enterprise for Society Center
“Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, utility models, trade or service marks, trade names, copyrights (including rights in computer software, source codes, and databases) and moral rights, design rights, inventions, discoveries, rights in know-how and all or any other industrial or intellectual property rights whether or not registered or capable of registration including, where the context allows, applications for any of the foregoing, and all rights or forms of protection having an equivalent or similar effect to any of the foregoing which may subsist in any part of the world, including any results developed in Levo;
"LEVO" refers to the application programming interface/platform and the website located on www.levo-framework.com as well as all content and services provided herein;
“Purpose” means the assessment and monitoring of a start-up’s impact and sustainability
“Uploaded Data” refers to the datasets that you import in Levo, which may include personal data and non-personal data, and that are in relation to the Purpose for both startups (for instance, implemented employees’ policies, governance structure, strategic goals, sustainability policies etc.) and investors/accelerators (for instance, contact details, portfolio startups).
“we” or “us” or “our” refer to the College of Management and Technology and the Enterprise for Society Center at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Bâtiment CE - 3.316 Station 1, CH - 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
"you" or "your" or “User” refer to any user of Levo;
Levo is a platform that allows startups to assess, monitor and continuously improve their sustainability and impact. At the same time, the platform offers investors and accelerators, who invite their portfolio startups to complete the assessment and as a service, access to a dedicated dashboard to review the status of their startups.
The Services run on the cloud (hosted by hostpoint.ch) and you can access it via web browsers.
You are granted access for an unlimited duration of time. You can close or delete your account whenever you want.
We will give access to Levo with all the functionalities. You accept the following conditions in relation with the Services:
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend Levo, and any service or material we provide on Levo, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of Levo is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Levo, or in its entirety, to the users.
You undertake to comply with the following obligations:
Although we maintain necessary safeguards to protect your data, we may prosecute any parties who illegally attempt to mine member data from this site.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of Levo at any time without notice if we determine any abuse in your use of Levo.
You must be 18 years or older to use Levo. If you are younger than 18 years old, please do not use Levo.
You must be employed by a start-up, a start-up investor or a start-up accelerator.
You are responsible for keeping your account secure. Usernames and passwords are for personal use only. In particular you shall not disclose to others your account identification and password and shall protect that information from access by others. You also agree to log out of your account at the end of each session.
If a third party obtains access to your account, if you notice any unusual activity on your user account, or a breach of your password or username, you must inform us immediately.
We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to:
The access to LEVO Operational Assessment and Impact charting is delivered on a free basis. Further services such as personalized consulting for setting goals and further functionalities that might be developed in the future may be subject to payment.
By uploading your documentation or content you represent and warrant that you duly informed the data subjects and have a duly legal ground to provide the personal data to Levo.
Except for Uploaded Data by a user, all the content present on Levo, including text, features, and functionalities and related Intellectual Property Rights are owned by us or other service providers. We reserve all rights including without limitation all copyrights contained in Levo, including the “Levo” name and logos and all rights on all our trademarks. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of Levo without our express written permission.
You must not access or use for any activity outside of the Purpose or for any commercial purposes any part of Levo or any services or materials available through Levo.
By uploading your documentation or content you represent and warrant that you own all rights to such content, and/or it does not infringe any third-party rights. We do not check Uploaded Data for appropriateness, violations of copyright, trademarks, other rights or violations. We invite everyone to report violations together with proof of ownership as appropriate. Reported violating content may be removed or disabled.
You hereby grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, reproduce and share the Uploaded Data (with the exception of personal data) for the Purpose and also for non-commercial research activities outside the Purpose.
Any analysis performed by us based on your Uploaded Data, whether in relation to the Purpose or for non-commercial research activities outside of the Purpose, shall belong to us.
Analysis performed by us based on your Uploaded Data and in relation to the Purpose (hereafter “Levo Analysis”) shall be communicated to you by us in PDF, CSV, or other similar file that you can download. Such Levo Analysis may be shared with the user’s respective start-up’s investors or accelerators, provided that you acknowledge Levo and EPFL’s work on such Levo Analysis. We may also share such Levo Analysis with your start-up’s respective investors or accelerators in case you have been referred and connected to them before the assessment.
As a start-up investor or accelerator, you acknowledge that we may share your Uploaded Data to the start-ups in your respective portfolio.
We cannot be liable for any breach of our obligations in case of force majeure.
Levo is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, correctness and non-infringement.
We do not warrant that Levo will meet your requirements; that Levo will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the information provided through Levo is accurate, reliable or correct; that any defects or errors will be corrected; that LEVO will be available at any particular time or location; or that Levo is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the Levo. Furthermore, we cannot be responsible for the content provided by any user.
In the case of any cyber-attack, we disclaim all liabilities for any losses or damages caused by such an intrusion, except in the case of serious misconduct on our part.
special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, resulting (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), from your use of Levo. You agree to hold us harmless and indemnify us in case of any claims related to your use of Levo.
Levo may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
You may mention Levo in your start-up’s social media, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or suggest any form of false association, approval, or endorsement by us.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. By continuing to access or use our Levo after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using Levo.
There may be information on Levo that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to Levo, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on Levo at any time, without prior notice.
We may terminate or suspend access to our Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever.
These Terms and any claims raised in connection with Levo are governed by Swiss law, excluding its conflict of rules provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the cantonal court of the Canton of Vaud located in Lausanne, Switzerland.