The Mentor Hive - Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.thementorhive.com or www.thementorhive.co.uk (" our site"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information about us

www.thementorhive.com (and .co.uk) is a site operated by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Ltd ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 06886337 and have our registered office at Halford House, Coval Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1TD.

We are a limited company.

Accessing our site

Please remember that mentors provide help and guidance on a goodwill basis. Please therefore be polite and courteous at all times, so that you can get the best out of our site. You should note that mentors, once registered, will only mentor registered mentees of this site. As such, mentoring through our site will not be provided to the general public, although we may from time to time run limited projects whereby our registered mentors will provide guidance to a wider group of recipients.

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us. If you would like to register as a mentor please click here or to register as a mentee, please click here. To be eligible to become a mentor or mentee, you must be over 18 and be a UK resident. Whilst we try to process all eligible applications, registration to use our site is at our discretion and we reserve the right not to process your application without giving you a reason why.

If you choose, or you are provided with an access code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy .

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference or to share complete copies of the downloaded content with third parties providing it is for non-commercial use only.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed; they are there for guidance purposes only. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

In particular, if you are a mentee, you should note the following:

  • Our mentors are only giving you advice based on the information contained in your profile. Because you are required by us to only share anonymous information about you and your personal circumstances, the mentor helping you will not know who you are or have had an opportunity to undertake a detailed assessment of your circumstances and your needs. The advice of our mentors is therefore only meant to be guidance to you and not absolute advice, to the exclusion of all other advice.
  • Our mentors provide information and guidance to you free of charge (on a goodwill basis). Their help is not intended to replace the services of professional experts. In particular, if you have any health-related concerns, you will need to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  • In order to encourage the development of The Mentor Hive, we encourage you to rate our mentors, by using our feedback system or to report mentors you are concerbed about.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
loss of income or revenue;
loss of business;
loss of profits or contracts;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of data;
loss of goodwill;
wasted management or office time; and

whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading material to our site

We provide interactive services on our site, by providing registered mentors and mentees a channel for communicating with one another on an anonymous basis, either by messaging through a mentee’s secure profile. In doing so, registered mentors and mentees will be able to upload written content to our site (via the mentee's secure profile). Those communications will remain in the secure area of a mentee's profile, unless the mentee and the relevant mentor permit us to make those communications available to other registered mentees of our site.

Whenever you make use of the above feature, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty (meaning that you must reimburse us for any costs we incur as a result of your breaching those standards). This helps us to ensure we are making the best use of our funding and not wasting it unnecessarily.

Any content you post to a secure profile on our site will be considered confidential, unless you ask us to publish it as a thread in the discussion forum in the registered members' general area (this will require the permission of both the mentor and the mentee involved in the communication), in which case it will become non-confidential. In all cases, any such content (whether confidential or not) will be considered non-proprietary (meaning that you assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the material to us), and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose, although we will not publish confidential material unless asked to by a mentee (as referred to above). We also have the right to disclose confidential communications to an appropriate and responsible third party if we consider it necessary to prevent someone from suffering serious harm.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to thementorhive@ixionholdings.com.

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

How is The Mentor Hive moderated?

Our network provides an On-Line Mentor scheme which provides an introduction to a Mentor for e.g. new Business Start-Ups. For Mentors that select to provide 'face to face' mentor support when registering, an Ixion Mentor Coordinator will contact you to discuss this service before you are allowed to have face to face contact with any Mentee's. Mentors & Mentee's that select to provide support via Skype, do so at their own risk, as conversations on Skype are outside the control of the Mentor Hive. Mentors and Mentee's are required to adhere to our Terms, Company Policies and Procedures.

The Mentor Hive offers an online solution to mentor the unemployed (and those employed) and those wanting to start or grow their own business. We have a registration process for Mentors.

Mentor Moderation is simply a review of the prospective Mentors comments on their registration form and that their backgound appears to be suitable for an on-line mentor role.

Mentors & Mentee's must adhere to the strict safeguarding policies and our other policies. You agree to ensure that you do NOT share any confidential information about yourself and that you conduct your activities at your own risk and that you agree not to meet in person (other than Skype) any other Mentor or Mentee, as a resut of the Sites purpose and terms. We strongly suggest you use a private e-mail and Skype address that cannot be traced back to yourself in any way that may out you at risk.

Mentees that are registered with our Network will be able to access the Mentor service. Interactions between Mentor and Mentee is anonymous, with protection built in to allow inappropriate interactions to be reported to us and we request that you help moderate your own discussions and those of others and make sure you do not use language that is considered abusive, obscene, defamatory or generally unlawful, nor ever to divulge and personal or sensitive data. We reserve the right to remove or block interactions between Mentor or Mentee at our discretion.

If you have any concerns of a Mentor or Mentee relating to the Governments PREVENT (preventing extremism) agenda you agree to inform us immediately, in confidence and as per our policies.

We cannot moderate interactions inside or outside of The Site nor discussions that take place using Skype which are therefore entirely at your own risk.

What should I do if I want to close my Mentor account?

If at any time you want to stop being a Mentor, please e-mail thementorhive@ixionholdings.com (or call Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Ltd) and we will contact you to make arrangements for your Mentor Account to be removed. Once your Mentor Account has been removed, it cannot be re-instated and therefore we would encourage you to keep your account live, but change your profile to remove all areas in which you offer help so that your Mentor Profile does not come up in a Mentee Search, and decline any requests you receive until such time that you are available to Mentor again. We will not be able to remove historic conbversations with other Mentee's or Mentors on the site, rather you agree that you Account with us and our Site be closed for future activity.

Are there any age restrictions to register as a Mentor or Mentee?

You must be 18 or over to register as a Mentor or Mentee and open to UK residents only.

Our Policies

By using our site you agree and accept the Terms, Policies & Complaints Procedures (click here) as operated by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Ltd


Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact thementorhive@ixionholdings.com or CONTACT us at Ixion

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