A. User Agreement

Even if the continent is rich in resources, one of Africa's remains is unemployment. To overcome this, we provide a variety of jobs and projects, and have succeeded in building effective and dynamic networks in Africa, from Ghana to Nigeria until Europe and beyond. One of our priorities is to promote linkage, including among growing start-ups. User is our priority, we are working to create the best conditions.

1. Introduction

1.1 Contract

You acknowledge that by clicking on “Register”, “Register on Hotshi” or a similar element, by registering for, accessing or using our services, you agree to enter into a contract which is legally binding on you. If you do not agree to this agreement, do not click on "Subscribe" or anything similar and refrain from accessing and using our Services. If you wish to terminate this contract, you can do so at any time by closing your account and no longer using our Services.

This Agreement applies to www.hotshi.com, Hotshi branded applications, Hotshi Partners, Hotshi AI, and other Hotshi-related sites, applications, communications and other services that claim to be offered hereunder. Agreement, including off-site data collection for those Services, including our advertisements, and plug-ins. Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”.

You enter into this Agreement with Hotshi also referred to as “us”.

You enter into this Agreement with Hotshi DAC (Hotshi) and Hotshi will control the personal data that you have provided to our Services, or that we have collected through our Services, or that we have processed in connection with our Services.

As a Visitor or Member of our Services, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy and its updated versions.

1.2 Members and Visitors

When you register for the Hotshi Services, you become a Member. If you have chosen not to subscribe to our Services, you can access certain features as a “Visitor”.

1.3 Modification

We may change this Agreement, our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to them, we will notify you through our Services, or by other means, to give you an opportunity to review the changes before they take effect. We recognize that changes cannot be retroactive. If you object to any of the changes, you can close your account. If you continue to use our Services after posting or sending notice of changes we have made to these terms, that means you accept the updated terms from the date they become effective.

2. Obligations

2.1 Right to Services

The Services are in no way intended for people under the age of 16. To use the Services, you must:

  1. be of the "Minimum Age" defined below or above;
  2. have only one Hotshi account in your real name;
  3. not have been prohibited by Hotshi from using its Services. Creating an account with incorrect information constitutes a violation of our terms, especially in the case of accounts registered in the name of third parties or persons under the age of 16.

The minimum age is 16. However, in the event that the law requires you to be older than indicated for Hotshi to legally provide the Services to you without parental consent, including the use of your personal data, the minimum age will then be that stipulated by the law.

2.2 Your account

Members are account holders. You accept :

  1. use a strong password and keep it confidential;
  2. not to transfer one or more parts of your account, such as relationships;
  3. to comply with the law and the rules described here. You are responsible for all use of your account unless you terminate it or report abuse.

When it comes to relationships between you and others, your account is yours. However, if you use services purchased for you by a third party, the purchaser of the Service has the right to control access to said paid Service and to obtain reports on its use, but he does not have any rights over your account. Staff.

2.3 Rules

If you purchase any of our Paid Services, you agree to pay us applicable fees and taxes and to comply with additional terms specific to those Paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your Paid Services. You also agree to the following:

  • Depending on the location of your transaction, foreign exchange transaction fees or different prices may be applicable to your purchase.
  • We may save your payment method and continue to bill you for it even after it expires, to avoid interruptions to your Services and to pay for any other Services you have purchased.
  • If you buy a subscription, if you want you can be automatically billed with your payment method at the start of each subscription period up to the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid being billed later, cancel before the renewal date.
  • All of your purchases of Services are subject to Hotshi's refund policy.

You can obtain a copy of your invoice in the settings of your Hotshi account, in your personal space.

2.4 Notifications and Messages

You agree that we will communicate notifications and messages to you by the following means:

  1. in the Service;
  2. sent to the contact details you provided to us.

You agree to keep your contact details up to date. Change your settings to control and limit the messages we send to you.

2.5 Sharing

Our Services allow you to send messages and share information in a variety of ways, including through your profile, articles and group posts, links to news articles, job postings, and posts. The information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members, Visitors or third parties. In accordance with the available settings, we will respect your preferences regarding the visibility of content and information. By default, no notifications are sent to your connections or the public for job search activities. Therefore, if you apply for a job through our Service or choose to indicate that you are interested in a job, only the author of the job posting is informed.

We have no obligation to post any information or content on our Service. We may remove any information or content with or without notice.

3. Rights and restrictions

3.1 Your License Grant to Hotshi

As part of the relationship between you and Hotshi, you retain ownership of the content and information you submit or post on the Services, and you only grant Hotshi and its affiliates the following non-exclusive license:

A worldwide right, transferable and from which a sub-license may be granted, to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish and process the information and content you provide through our Services and the services of third party, without any other consent, notice and / or remuneration towards you or towards third parties. These rights are restricted as follows:

  1. You can terminate this license for specific content by removing that content from the Services, or generally by closing your account.
    1. Unless, as part of the Services, you have shared this content with others who have copied, re-shared or stored it,
    2. Subject to a reasonable period of time necessary to remove it from backup and other systems.
  2. We will not include your content in advertisements for third party products and services without your specific consent. However, we have the right to place advertisements near your data and content without our being required to pay you or to pay any third party financial compensation. Likewise, as specified in the Privacy Policy, your social actions may be visible and included in advertisements. If you use the functionality of a Service, we may indicate this by displaying your name and photo for promotional purposes on our Services, depending on your preferences.
  3. We will ask for your consent if we wish to give third parties the right to publish your content outside of the Services. However, if you choose to share your post as “public”, we will enable a feature that allows other Members to integrate this public post with third-party services, and we will allow search engines to make this public content accessible through their services.
  4. Although we may change your content or its layout from time to time, we will not change the meaning of your expression.
  5. Because your content and data belong to you, and we have only non-exclusive rights to them, you may choose to make them available to others.

You and Hotshi agree that we may access, store, process, and use the information and personal data you have provided in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your preferences.

By submitting any suggestions or feedback on the Services to Hotshi, you agree that we may use and share this feedback for any purpose and without offering you financial compensation. You agree to only provide content and data that does not violate law and do not violate the rights of any person, nor any intellectual property rights. Likewise, you guarantee the veracity of your profile information. Under the law of certain countries, Hotshi may be obliged to remove content and information.

3.2 Availability of Services

You can change, suspend or discontinue any Service. We may also change our prices by giving you prior notice within a reasonable time to the extent permitted by law.

We do not guarantee that we will store or continue to display the information and content that you have posted. Hotshi is not a Storage Service. You agree that we are under no obligation to store, maintain or provide you with a copy of any information or content that you or others have transmitted to us, except to the extent required by applicable law and as described in our Privacy Policy.

3.3 Other sites, content and applications

While using the Services, you may be confronted with inaccurate, partial, delayed, confusing, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful information and content. Generally, Hotshi does not review material posted by its Members or others. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the content and information of third parties. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our Services and you agree that we are not responsible for this. You also accept the risk that you or your organization may be mistakenly associated with content about third parties when we notify your connections and those who follow you that you or your organization have been mentioned in the news. Members have choices on this feature.

Hotshi can help connect Members who are offering their services to other Members who are looking for those services. Hotshi does not and does not employ anyone to provide these services. You must be at least 18 years of age to offer, provide or procure these services. You acknowledge that Hotshi does not supervise, direct, control or monitor the Members who provide these services and agree that:

  1. Hotshi is not responsible for the offer, provision or procurement of these services,
  2. Hotshi does not endorse any Member for the services it offers,
  3. Nothing can create an employment, agency or joint venture relationship between Hotshi and a Member providing services. If you are a Services Member, you represent and warrant that you are fully licensed and will provide the Services in accordance with our Professional Community Policies.

Likewise, Hotshi may help you register and / or participate in events organized by Members and connect with other Members who participate in such events. You agree: 1) that Hotshi is not responsible for the conduct of Members or other participants in such events, 2) that Hotshi does not endorse any of the events listed in our Services, 3) that Hotshi does not control or verify any of these events and 4) to comply with the conditions that apply to such events.

3.4 Restrictions

Hotshi reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other members. Hotshi reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your account if you violate this Agreement or the law or your use of the Services is abusive.

3.5 Intellectual property rights

Hotshi reserves all of its intellectual property rights relating to the Services. The trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services belong to their respective owners. Hotshi, the Cori brand logos and other Hotshi marks, Service marks, illustrations and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hotshi.

3.6 Automated processing

We use the information and data that you provide and that we have to provide you with recommendations for relationships, content and features that may be of use to you. For example, we use data and information about you to suggest job offers and recommend you to recruiters and vice versa.

4. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

4.1 No guarantee

Hotshi and its affiliates make no representations or warranties regarding the Services, including that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free and provide the Services "as is" and "as available". To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, hotshi and its affiliates disclaim any implied or statutory warranty, including all warranties. Implied ties of title, accuracy of data, absence of infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

4.2 Exclusion of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Hotshi, including its affiliates, will have no liability arising out of this contract for lost profits or lost business opportunities, reputation, loss of data or any consequential, incidental damages, consecutive, special or punitive.

Hotshi and its affiliates will not be liable to you in connection with this contract.

4.3 Basis of negotiations and exclusions

The limitations of liability in this section form part of the basis for negotiation between you and Hotshi and apply to all claims for damages including if Hotshi or its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damage, and even if these liability remedies do not fulfill their ultimate purpose.

These limitations of liability do not apply in cases of death or personal injury, fraud, gross negligence or willful misconduct, or in cases of negligence due to the breach of a material duty, an obligation substantial enough to warrant it. Make the prerequisite for providing services and on which you can reasonably rely, but only to the extent that the damage was caused directly by the breach and was foreseeable at the conclusion of this Agreement and to the extent that it is typical in the context of this Agreement.

5. Termination

You and Hotshi may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving notice to the other party. Upon termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following stipulations survive termination:

  • Our rights regarding the use and disclosure of your feedback;
  • The rights of Members and / or Visitors to continue to re-share content and information that you have shared through the Services;
  • Articles 4, 6 and 8.2 of this Agreement;
  • Any amount owed by either party prior to termination remains due after termination.

You can consult our customer support to close your account.

6. Applicable law and dispute resolution

This section can in no way deprive you of mandatory consumer protections under the laws of the country in which you obtain the Services, i.e. where you usually reside. You and Hotshi DAC agree that the laws of Ireland, excluding the rules on conflict of laws, govern exclusively any dispute in connection with this Agreement and / or the Services. You and Hotshi DAC agree that claims and disputes may be resolved only in Dublin, Ireland, and we each accept the in personam jurisdiction of the courts located in Dublin, Ireland.

7. General conditions

If a court having jurisdiction over this Agreement decides that one or more clauses are not enforceable, you and we agree that that court will modify them while retaining their purpose. If the court is unable to do so, you and we agree to ask the court to remove this unenforceable part and enforce the rest of the Agreement.

This Agreement is the only Agreement between us relating to the Services. It cancels and replaces all previous Contracts for the Services.

If we do not act on a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that Hotshi is waiving its rights under this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement to another person without our consent. However, you agree that Hotshi may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or an acquirer without your consent. This Contract does not contain any stipulation for others.

You agree that the addresses mentioned in section 10 are the only means of providing us with legal notice.

8. Hotshi's Dos and Don'ts

8.1 To do

You agree to:

  1. compliance with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, privacy laws, laws relating to intellectual property rights, laws relating to unsolicited e-mail, laws relating to export controls, tax laws and regulatory requirements;
  2. provide us with accurate information and update it;
  3. use your real name on your profile;
  4. use the Services in a professional manner.

8.2 Not to do

You agree not to :

  1. create a false identity on Hotshi, forge your identity, create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself, or use or attempt to use someone else's account;
  2. develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots or any other means or process aimed at performing web scraping of the Services or otherwise copying profiles and other data from the Services;
  3. override any security functionality or bypass any access controls or use Service limits;
  4. copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties, without Hotshi's consent;
  5. disclose information that you are not authorized to disclose;
  6. violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or any other property rights.
  7. Infringing the intellectual property rights or other rights of Hotshi, which includes, but is not limited to,
    1. copying or distributing our learning videos or other materials,
    2. the copying or distribution of our technologies, unless they have been released under an open source license,
    3. use of the term “Hotshi” or our logos in a business name, email address or URL, except as described in the Trademark Use Guidelines;
  8. post anything that contains viruses, worms or other harmful code;
  9. reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decrypt or generally attempt to obtain the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source;
  10. imply or represent that you are affiliated with or sponsored by Hotshi without our express consent;
  11. rent, lease, lend, market, sell / resell or otherwise monetize the Services or associated data or access them without Hotshi's consent;
  12. create deep links to our Services for any purpose other than promoting your profile or a group on our Services, without Hotshi's consent;
  13. use computer bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
  14. monitor the availability, performance or functionality of the Services for competitive purposes;
  15. use the technique of mirroring or, in general, simulate the appearance or operation of the Services;
  16. cover or otherwise modify the Services or their appearance (for example by inserting material into the Services or by removing, covering or obscuring any advertisement included on the Services);
  17. disrupt the operation of the Services or impose a disproportionate burden on them;
  18. violate any additional conditions in connection with a specific Service provided, when you register for such Service or when you first use this Service.

9. Content complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require members to post accurate information that does not infringe the intellectual property rights of others. We have a policy and complaints procedure regarding content posted by our Members.

10. How to contact us

Our Customer Support also provides information about our Services.

For general questions, you can contact us online. For legal notices or procedural documents, you can write to us at info@hotshi.com.

B. Privacy Policy


Even if the continent is rich in resources, one of Africa's remains is unemployment. To overcome this, we provide a variety of jobs and projects, and have succeeded in building effective and dynamic networks in Africa, from Ghana to Nigeria until Europe and beyond. One of our priorities is to promote networking, including among growing start-ups.

Our Privacy Policy applies to all members and visitors using our services.

Our Members share their professional identity, communicate with their network, exchange professional information and perspectives, publish and view content, learn and develop skills, and find business and career advancement opportunities. The content and data of some of our services are available to Visitors.


This Privacy Policy applies to Hotshi.com, Hotshi branded applications, Hotshi Partners, Hotshi AI, and all other Hotshi sites, applications, communications and related services, including Offsite Services, such as our advertising services and plug-ins, excluding services expressly provided under another privacy policy.

Data controllers and contracting parties

Hotshi DAC (Hotshi) will monitor the personal data that you have provided to our Services, or that we have collected through our Services, or that we have processed in connection with our Services.

As a Visitor or Member of our Services, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy and other documents indicated in the Privacy Policy, as well as its versions. updates.


Any changes to the Privacy Policy are applicable to your use of our Services after the effective date.

Hotshi may modify this Privacy Policy and, if the changes made are material, will notify you through the Services or by other means, to give you the opportunity to review the changes before they take effect. If you object to any of the changes, you can close your account.

You acknowledge that if you continue to use our Services after the posting of changes to our Privacy Policy or sending a notice thereof, this means that the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated version of the Privacy Policy, as of its effective date.

1. Data collected

1.1 Data you provide to us


To create an account, you must provide your name, email address, as well as a password. If you subscribe to a Paid Service, you will be required to provide payment information and billing data.


You can choose what information will appear on your profile, such as your education, work experience, skills, photo, city / region, and recommendations. You are not required to provide additional information on your profile. However, profile information allows you to get the most out of our Services, including gaining visibility for recruiters and for business opportunities. You can choose whether you want to include sensitive data on your profile and whether you want to make it public. Add or publish in your profile only personal data that you agree to make public.

Publishing and uploading to the platform

We collect your personal data when you indicate, publish or upload it to our Services, for example when you fill out a form, answer a survey, submit a CV or complete an application on our Services. If you choose to import your address book, we receive your contacts.

If you synchronize your contacts or calendars with our Services, we will collect your address book and calendar meeting information to continue to grow your network by suggesting connections to you and third parties, and giving you information about events.

You are not obligated to post or download personal data. However, if you do not do this, your ability to grow your network and interact with your relationships through our Services may be limited.

1.2 Third party data

Content and news

You and third parties may post content that includes infinformation about you on our Services. We may also collect public information about you, such as your news and your professional achievements, and make it available as part of our Services, including, as permitted by your preferences. , in notifications of mentions in the news sent to other people.

Third parties may synchronize their contacts and calendars with our Services

Contacts and calendar information

We receive personal data about you when other people import or sync their contacts or calendars using our Services, associate their contacts with Member profiles, scan and upload business cards, or send online messages. using our Services.


We receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as employers, potential employers or applicant tracking systems, which provide us with data about the vacancies for which you apply.

Related companies and other services

We receive data about you when you use some of the other services provided by us or our affiliates.

1.3 Use of the Services

We record your visits and your use of our Services, including mobile applications.

We record usage data when you access our Services, which includes our sites, applications and platform technology, including when you view or click content or advertisements, when you search, when you install or update one of our mobile applications, when you share articles or when you apply for jobs. We use login credentials, cookies, device information and IP addresses to identify you and to record your activity.

1.4 Cookies and similar technologies

We collect data through cookies and other similar technologies.

As detailed in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect data that allows us to recognize you or your devices, whether or not you are logged in, across all the different services and devices that have enabled you to interact with our Services. We also allow third parties to use cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. You can opt out of our using data from cookies and similar technologies that track your activities on third-party sites for targeting and other advertising purposes.

1.5 Your device and your location

We receive data through cookies and other similar technologies.

When you visit or leave our Services, we receive the URL of the site you are leaving and that of the site you are going to, as well as the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and your device. If you use our Services on a mobile device, it will send us data about your location according to the settings defined on your phone. We will ask for your consent before using GPS or other tools to identify your exact location.

1.6 Messages

We also know if you communicate through our Services.

We collect information about you as you send, receive or view messages in connection with our Services.

1.7 Information provided on the workplace and the school

When your organization purchases a Paid Service for you to use, it provides data about you to us.

Any third party who purchases our Services for you to use, such as your employer or school, provides us with personal data about you and tells us that you qualify to use the Services purchased for employees, students or to former students.

1.8 Third-party sites and services

We receive data when you visit sites that feature our advertisements, cookies, or some of our plug-ins, or when you sign in to third-party services with your Hotshi account.

We receive information about your visits to and use of services provided by third parties when you log in through Hotshi or access third party services including some of our plug-ins or our advertisements, cookies or similar technologies.

1.9 Various

As we improve our Services, we are getting new data and looking for new ways to use it.

Our Services being dynamic, we proWe often ask for new features that may require the collection of new information. If we were to collect personal data of a substantially differentnature or significantly change our collection, use or sharing of your data, we will notify you and also amend this Privacy Policy.

2. Use of your data

We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.

Our use of your personal data depends on the Services you use, how you use them and the options set in your preferences. We use the data we hold about you to provide and personalize our Services, including through automated systems and our inferences, so that they are more relevant and useful to you and to others.

2.1 Services

Our Services allow you to connect with other people, actively or passively find work opportunities, stay informed, educate yourself and be more productive.

We use your data to give you access to our Services and to track your preferences.

To stay in contact

Our Services allow you to stay in touch with colleagues, partners, clients and other professionals, as well as keep up to date with their latest news. For this, you can connect with the professionals of your choice, if they accept it. When you connect with other Members, you will each be able to research the other's connections to exchange professional opportunities based on your preferences and theirs.

We use data about you to help other people find your profile, suggest connections to you and others to others, and to allow you to invite others to become Members and connect with you. . You can also allow us to use your exact location or your proximity to other people for certain tasks.

It is up to you to decide whether you wish to invite someone to join our Services, send a connection request or allow another Member to connect with you. If you invite someone to connect with you, your invitation will include basic information about your network andprofile. We will send reminders to the person you invited. You can choose whether or not to share your own list of relationships with the people you are in a relationship with.

Visitors have a number of options to choose from regarding the use of their data.

Stay informed

Our Services allow you to stay informed of news, events and opinions on professional topics that interest you and from professionals you respect. With our Services, you can also enrich your skills and acquire new ones. We use the data we have on your account to personalize our Services, including recommending or ranking relevant content and discussions on our Services to you. We also use the data we have on you to suggest skills you might add to your profile and others you might need to move on to your next opportunity. Therefore, if you tell us that you are interested in a new skill, we use that information to personalize your news feed, suggest Members to follow on our site, or provide you with related training content to develop that new skill. We use your content, activity, and other data, including your name and photo, to send notifications to your network and to others.

Professional career

Our Services allow you to consider various career paths, assess training opportunities and find, actively or passively, career opportunities. Your profile is accessible to recruiters and to people wishing to be hired by you. We will use your data to recommend jobs or people to mentor, to show you and other members relevant business contacts. You can signal that you want to change jobs and share this information with recruiters. We will use your data to suggest job offers and recommend you to recruiters. We may use automated systems to provide content and recommendations to better tailor our Services to our Members, Visitors and customers. An up-to-date and accurate profile can allow you to be better connected with other people and to find opportunities through our Services.


Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, as well as find prospects, customers, partners and others with whom to do business. Through our Services, you can communicate with other Members to schedule and prepare for meetings.

2.2 Paid services

Our Paid Services allow users to find and contact Members through our Services, manage talent, and promote content on social media.

We sell Paid Services which provide our customers and subscribers with the functionality of increasing visibility. Customers of Paid Services may store information they hold about you on our Paid Services. This could be a CV, contact details or a sales history. The data about you provided by these customers is subject to the policies governing those customers.

2.3 Communications

We contact you and allow communication between Members. We provide preferences that determine the type of messages you receive and how often certain types of messages are sent.

We will contact you by e-mail, on your mobile phone, by posting to the Hotshi website or applications, by messages to your Hotshi inbox or by other means through our Services, including text messaging or email messages. notifications. We will send you messages relating to the availability of our Services, security, or other matters relating to the Services. We will also communicate about the use of our Services, news from your network, recalls, job recommendations and promotional messages issued by us or our partners. You can change your communication preferences at any time.

We also allow communication between you and others through our Services.

2.4 Publicity

We send you personalized advertising both within and outside of our Services. You can make choices about personalized ads, but you can't choose not to see other ads.

We measure the performance of advertisements and target them based on Members, Visitors and others, both as part of our Services and directly or through a set of partners, using the following data used: in combination or individually:

  • data from advertising technologies, both within and outside of our Services, such as pixels, advertising tags, cookies and device identifiers;
  • information provided by Members;
  • data obtained through the use of our Services, including as described in section 1.3;
  • information from advertising partners, suppliers and publishers;
  • and information extrapolated from the data described above.

We will show you advertisements, similar in appearance to unsponsored content. If you take an action on these ads, that action is associated with your name and visible to others, including the advertiser. Depending on your preferences, if you take an engagement action on the Hotshi Services, that action may be listed along with relevant advertisements.

Information for advertising providers

We do not share your personal data with advertising networks or third party advertising networks, except:

  1. device identifiers or hashed identifiers;
  2. the elements for which you have specifically given your authorization;
  3. data already visible to users of the Services.

However, if you view or click on an advertisement that is on or off our Services, the advertiser will be notified that the page containing the advertisement is viewed. It can then determine that it is you through mechanisms such as cookies. Advertising partners may associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with device identifiers or hashed identifiers from us. In this case, we aim to contractually require these advertising partners to obtain your express consent in advance to do so.

2.5 Marketing

We promote our Services to you and to third parties.

In addition to advertising our Services, we use Member data and content for invitations and communications to promote subscriptions, as well as the development of their network, interactions and our Services.

2.6 Service Development and Research

Development of Services

We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and research activities. development related to our Services, in order to offer you and others a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, to increase the number of memberships and interactions on our Services, and to help professionals to relate to each other and discover professional opportunities.

Other research

We seek to provide professional opportunities for Members all over the world, and we want to help them succeed and become more productive. We use the personal data we have to study social, economic and professional trends, such as vacancies and skills required, as well as the policies put in place to link different sectors and regions. We sometimes conduct this research in collaboration with trusted third parties, establishing controls that ensure that your privacy is respected. We publish, with authorized third parties, information of an economic nature presented in the form of aggregated data, not personal data.


Through our Services, we and third parties carry out polls and surveys. You are not required to respond to these polls and surveys, and you can choose whether or not to disclose certain information. You can turn off survey invitations.

2.7 Customer support

We use the data to help you and troubleshoot issues

We use the data to investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints and Service issues.

2.8 Information that does not identify you

We use the data to produce information that does not identify you.

We use your data to produce and share information that cannot be identified.

2.9 Security and Investigations

We use the data for security, fraud prevention and investigative purposes.

We use your data either for security reasons or to avoid or investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Terms of Service and / or attempts to harm our Members, Visitors or others.

3. Information sharing

3.1 Our services


Your profile is visible in its entirety by all Members and clients of our Services. Depending on your preferences, your data may also be viewed by third parties within or outside of our Services.

Posts, likes, subscriptions, comments, messages.

Our Services enable the posting and sharing of information, including through posts, subscriptions, likes and comments.

When you share an article or post publicly, it can be viewed by anyone and shared anywhere. Members, Visitors and others will be able to search and view content that you have shared publicly, including your name.

In a group, posts are visible to other Group Members. Your group membership is public and appears in your profile, but you can change the visibility in your preferences.

All information that you share through Company Pages or other organizations on our Services is visible to those entities and to people who visit those pages.

When you follow a person or organization, you appear as a follower to others and the page owner.

We alert senders to actions you take on their message, based on your preferences where applicable.

We inform a Member when you view their profile, based on your preferences.

When you like, re-share, or comment on someone else's content, other Members will be able to see those social actions and relate that social action to you.

Your employer can find out how you use the Services they make available to you for business purposes and see related information. We will not show them your job searches or personal messages.

Business accounts

Your employer may give you access to our Corporate Services as with Hotshi Partners. Your employer may monitor and manage the use of such Business Services.

Before any use and depending on the relevant Corporate Service, we will ask your permission to share with your employer the relevant data of your profile or relating to the use of our other Services. We understand that certain activities, such as job search or personal messages, are confidential. Therefore, we do not share this information with your employer unless you choose to do so through our Services.

Depending on your preferences, when you use the tools and services, some of your data may also be lost.be made available to your employer or be connected to information that we receive from your employer to activate these tools and services.

3.2 Archiving of communications

Members subject to controls may be required to store communications outside of our Services.

For reasons of legal or professional compliance, some Members must archive their communications and their activity on social networks, and may call on an external service provider to meet this need. We activate the archiving of messages from Members outside of our Services and those intended for these Members.

3.3 Third party services

You can link your account to third-party services so that they can search for your contacts' profiles, post your shares on other platforms, or allow you to start a conversation with your connections on other platforms. Extracts from your profile will also appear on third-party services.

Depending on your preferences, other services may view your profile. When you link your account with other services, those services have access to your personal data. When linking accounts, the sharing and use of this personal data will be described on a consent screen or a link to that type of screen. Your email provider may also offer you to upload your Hotshi contacts to their own service. Because third-party services have their own privacy policies, you may need to give them permission to use your data in a way that is different from ours. You have the option to unlink these accounts.

Depending on your preferences, snippets of your profile will appear on third party services. Old profile information is retained in these services until they update their data cache with the changes you made to your profile.

3.4 Related services

We will share your personal data with our affiliates as part of the provision and development of our Services. We may aggregate information internally about the different Services covered by this Privacy Policy to help our Services be more relevant and useful to you and others.

3.5 Service providers

We use third parties to provide our Services. They have access to your information to the extent necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

3.6 Legal disclosures

We may need to share your data if we believe we are required to do so by law or to ensure our rights and safety, as well as yours and those of third parties.

We may need to disclose information about you when we are required to do so by law, injunction or other judicial action, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to

  1. to investigate known or suspected illegal activities, prevent such activities or take measures against them, or assist judicial institutions;
  2. enforce our contracts with you;
  3. investigate and defend ourselves against allegations and complaints from third parties;
  4. guarantee the security or integrity of our Services (for example, by sharing with companies facing the same threats);
  5. exercise or protect the rights and safety of Hotshi, our Members, our staff or third parties.

If we deem it appropriate, we do our best to notify Members who are the subject of a legal request for disclosure of their personal data, except in an emergency or where prohibited by law or a court order. We may challenge such requests when we believe, in our discretion, that they are excessive, vague or not properly authorized, but we do not undertake to challenge all of them.

3.7 Takeover or sale

We may share your data in the event that our business is sold to third parties, but it should always be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may also share your personal data in connection with a sale, merger or takeover, or in preparation for such events. Any third party entity that purchases our business in whole or in part will be permitted to use your data, but only in accordance with this Privacy Policy, unless you specify otherwise.

4. Your choices and obligations

4.1 Data retention

We keep most of your personal data as long as your account is open.

We usually keep your dPersonal data as long as your account remains open or as we need it to provide the Services to you. This includes data that you or third parties have provided to us as well as data generated or inferred based on your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services to search for new employment on an occasional basis, we will keep your information and keep your profile open unless you close your account. In some cases, we store information in a de-identified or aggregated manner.

4.2 Access and control rights over your personal data

You can access and delete your personal data. There are many options available to you for collecting, using, and sharing your data.

We offer many options for collecting, using and sharing your data. You can delete or correct the data included in your profile, manage the visibility of your posts or even control your communications and the display of advertisements. You have the ability to control and manage the personal data we hold about you through preferences.

Regarding the personal data we have about you, you can:

  • Delete data: you can ask us to erase or delete all or part of your personal data.
  • Modify or rectify data: you can modify some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to modify, update or correct your data in certain cases, in particular if it is inaccurate.
  • Deny, limit, restrict or use data: You can ask us to stop using all or part of your personal data or to limit our use of it.
  • Access and / or obtain your data: you can request a copy of your personal data from us as well as a copy of those you have provided in a machine-readable format.

Visitors can learn more about how to make these requests here. You can also contact us using the contact details available below and we will process your request in accordance with applicable laws.

4.3 Closure of account

We only keep certain traces of your data even after the closure of your account (date of modification, type of modification for example) but without having access to the encrypted data itself.

Information that you have shared with third parties is no longer visible after closing your account or deleting data from your profile or mailbox. We do not control the data that other Members have copied outside of our Services. Group content and ratings or comment content associated with a closed account will be sourced from User Unknown or similar innuendo. Your profile may continue to appear on third-party services until their cache is refreshed.

5. Other important information

5.1 security

We monitor security breaches and try to prevent them. Please use the security features available on our Services.

We implement security measures to protect your data, such as the HTTPS protocol. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, this does not allow us to guarantee the security of the information you send to us. There is no guarantee that the data will not be accessible, disclosed, modified or destroyed by a violation of our managerial, technical or physical protections. Please visit our Security Center for more information on safe use of our Services, including two-factor authentication.

5.2 Cross-border data transfers

We store and use your data outside of your country.

We process your information and rely on legal processes to legally transfer the data beyond our borders. The laws of the countries in which we process the data may be different from those of your own country, in particular less protective.

5.3 Legal basis for processing

We have legal bases for the collecte, the use and sharing of data concerning you.

We will only collect and process personal data concerning you for which we have a legal basis. The legal bases include your consent, the contract and legitimate interests.

When the processing of your personal data is subject to your consent, you have the right not to grant this consent or to withdraw it at any time; when the processing of your personal data is subject to legitimate interests, you have the right to object.

5.4 Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals

Currently, we do not share personal data with third parties for direct marketing purposes without your permission.

5.5 Contact information

You can contact us or use other options to voice your complaints.

If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy, please contact Hotshi online first. You can also email us at info@hotshi.com.



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