This document is a summary of CVTrust General Conditions enforceable for the Candidates and the Institutions. The Candidates and Institutions who wish to subscribe to CVTrust’s Services must agree to the complete version of the General Conditions.
Smart Certificate has been recorded by the assignment recordation branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The Site user agrees to respect the intellectual property of CVTrust. He undertakes not to perform any activity that competes with the CVTrust site and accepts that CVTrust may interrupt, suspend or modify the services accessible on this site at any time.
Article 1. Definitions and identification of the various participants
CVTrust is the provider of the Services defined below, operating from the CVTrust Internet platform made up of a computer system and a database specifically designed for the Services, and accessible at the URL address www.cvtrust.com (the Site).
The anonymous company, CVTrust, is registered in the Companies Register under number 0819.649.109 and its registered office is situated 4, rue des Pères Blancs at 1040 Brussels (Belgium), email@example.com.
- The “Institution” is any academic institution, such as universities, polytechnics schools, business schools, training centres, language schools, etc, authorised to give courses and award certificates and/or diplomas certifying participation in the courses or training, attendance and/or success in the course given by its participants.
- The “Candidate” is any natural person of majority age registered on the Site. A Candidate may have taken a course at an Institution and be awarded a Diploma.
- The “Addressee” is any natural or juristic person interested, on his own behalf or on behalf of a third party, in the academic profile of Candidates for the purposes of recruitment, canvassing or human resources management. It may be (without the following being exhaustive) a temping agency, a human resources department of a company, a public institution, a representative of a juristic person or a natural person.
- “The Parties” mean, without distinction, every party registering on the CVTrust site or participating in the Services offered by CVTrust.
- The “Diploma” is any certificate issued by an Institution. This certificate may certify the level of education, aptitudes or knowledge of a Candidate. It may be a diploma certifying the successful completion of a full course of education or enrolment on a course (certificate of having taken training) or any other document certifying an academic status or similar of a Candidate, certificates, attestation letters, reports, etc.
- The “Electronic Diploma” is a Diploma issued by an Institution to the Candidates, using CVTrust’s Smart Certificate service, in electronic form with a secure mechanism guaranteeing, by encryption, the source of the issue of the Diploma (the Institution) and the unchangeability of its content.
- The “Site” means the CVTrust Internet site, primarily accessible at the address www.cvtrust.com.
- An “Experience” is a set of factual information relating to the training of the Candidate, characterised by a course taken at an Institution.
Article 2. Application of the General Conditions
This document is a public summary of the General Conditions. The complete version of the Terms and Conditions is enforceable for the Institution and the Candidates who have registered an account on CVTrust.
In the event of the adaptation, amendment or establishment of a new version of the present General Conditions, the Parties shall be informed of it and shall have access to the new applicable text, which they confirm they accept. This acceptance is required to access the Site.
If a Party does not accept the general conditions, it may not access the Site for as long as it has not accepted them.
The new General Conditions shall apply by default, until the acceptance or refusal to accept them.
Article 3. Definition of the Service offered by CVTrust to the Institutions
CVTrust provides the “Smart Certificate” solution, enabling Institutions to create unique Electronic Diplomas and to send them to the Candidates through an encrypted and secure connection.
CVTrust guarantees the identity of the Institution issuing the Electronic Diploma and the unchangeability of the Electronic Diploma.
CVTrust also enables the Institution to obtain information on the academic experience of the Candidates, but only after these last-mentioned have expressly accepted the access to their personal data, and only as a function of the Electronic Diploma that the Candidate presents in his Profile.
Article 4. Definition of the Service offered by CVTrust to the Candidates and Addressees
The Internet platform offers to Candidates a private space (Profile) on the Site with a specially designed interface for the presentation of Electronic Diplomas, which may then be made accessible to the Addressees of their choice.
The Electronic Diploma is generated on the initiative of the Institution and is refused or accepted and saved by the Candidate.
CVTrust gives the Candidate the possibility to attach his Electronic Diploma in the form of a pdf document, hyperlink or QR code to his electronic curriculum vitae, or any other document of his choice. The Electronic Diploma can also be added on social networks.
Access to Electronic Diploma enable the Addressees to assess the veracity of the information provided by the Candidate relating to his academic Experiences. CVTrust is not a curriculum vitae search engine or editing tool.
The Candidate who has obtained an Electronic Diploma awarded by an Institution may thus make his Profile accessible or register it in secure PDF format, bearing the electronic signature of CVTrust and secured by a class 3 CDS certificate. This certification counts as validation of the Academic Experience concerned, given that it has been issued by the Institution itself and that it is certified as not having been altered.
The registered Addressees may access the Electronic Diplomas through a link sent to them, that may be integrated in the PDF file of the Diplomas themselves. They have to agree with the complete version of the Terms and Conditions prior to their first access to the Website.
Article 5. Registration of the Institution
In order to benefit from the Services of CVTrust, the Institution must register on the Site using an online form or contact a CVTrust representative at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. All compulsory fields must be completed so that the registration request can be sent to CVTrust.
Article 6. Registration of the Candidates
Any Candidate who wishes to activate his/her Electronic Diploma first needs to register on the Site by giving personal data (name, firstname), and a personal password to access his/her Profile. The registration may be done directly on the Site or through an integrated computer system of a third party giving access to the Services via its own platform, if appropriate.
The registration on the CVTrust Site by the Candidate requires the acceptance of the complete General Conditions beforehand. The registration of the Candidate who is not already registered is necessarily done using the e-mail address on which he received the activation invitation for his Electronic Diploma. The Candidate shall nevertheless be able to change the e-mail address attached to his Profile in the management page of his CVTrust Profile.
Once registered the Candidate can access his Profile using his login and password, and may consult his Electronic Diplomas.
Article 7. Publication of the Electronic Diploma
The Candidate shall select the Electronic Diploma that he wants to make public to the Addressees on his Profile, accessible with an URL.
The Electronic Diploma may be made accessible freely to the Addressees by several means:
- Integration of the URL link by the Candidate in his curriculum vitae in the form given by it.
- The Candidate sending the URL link or QR Code in an e-mail.
- Insertion of the URL link or QR Code on a web platform or Profile.
- Insertion of the URL link or QR Code on a web platform or Profile.
- Publication of Electronic Diploma in social networks.
CVTrust shall not spontaneously communicate or otherwise give access to any data of the Candidates.
Addressee may save the Electronic Diplomas in PDF format, print them, send them in emails or download them independently of the CVTrust platform.
Article 8. Conditions of use of the Service
The Service is free for the Candidates.
Article 9. Responsibility of CVTrust
CVTrust expressly declines all responsibility in the event of the non-observance of the obligations of the parties or in the event of damage that is directly or indirectly imputable to them. If applicable, the Party in the wrong or who is liable shall indemnify CVTrust against any judgement pronounced against it.
CVTrust is not responsible either for the erroneous nature of certain data communicated by the parties on the Site.
CVTrust is not responsible for the use that third parties or the Addressees make of the data communicated by the Parties on the Site.
CVTrust has no general obligation to monitor the information that it sends or stores, nor any general obligation to actively search for facts or circumstances revealing illicit activities, in accordance with article 21 of the Act of 11 March 2003 on certain legal aspects of services of the information society.
In the event of the publication of illicit content on the Site, CVTrust may only be held liable in the following cases:
- If it actually knew of the illicit activity or information,
- and if it did not respond promptly, as soon as it knew of all the required details, to remove the illicit information or to make access to it impossible.
CVTrust may be asked to communicate to the competent judicial or administrative authorities the information enabling them to identify the Parties in the event of illicit activities being performed on the Site, with observance of the applicable procedures.
CVTrust does not guarantee that the Services are accessible if the Internet Service provider of the Parties defaults. CVTrust is not responsible for the non-operation, impossibility of access or poor conditions of use due to unsuitable equipment, malfunctions attributable to the Internet Service provider of the Parties, congestion on the Internet, malfunctions of the host and the provider of the CVTrust Services, or for any other reason that is not due to wrongdoing directly imputable to CVTrust. CVTrust declines all responsibility in the event of the loss of data due to the poor functioning of the Site.
CVTrust may temporarily interrupt access to the Site and/or the Services for reasons of maintenance, updates, technical improvements or development of the content or its presentation.
CVTrust may include hypertext links to other Web sites or other Internet sources. However, CVTrust is not able to verify or control these external sources and may not be held responsible for the provision of these sites or sources, nor their content, publicity, products or services offered. The parties consult them at their own risk and under their own responsibility.
CVTrust does not guarantee the continuity of its Services either.
Article 10. Intellectual property
The interface, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text contained on the Site are the intellectual property of CVTrust or its partners, and may not be reproduced, used or represented without its express authorisation. The same applies to the CVTrust database and its content, and to the source codes of the Site as well as any software enabling its operation.
The user rights for these elements, granted to the parties by CVTrust, are limited to access, downloading, printing and reproduction on any media and the use of these documents for private or professional purposes, while registered with CVTrust only and for the purpose of using the Services.
Except in the cases expressly provided by these presents, the Parties are prohibited from changing, copying, reproducing, downloading, distributing, sending, decompiling and compiling, exploiting commercially and distributing in any manner, the pages or parts of pages of the Site or the computer codes of the elements making up the underlying software of the Site.
CVTrust and its logo are a registered trademark of CVTrust.
Article 11. General clauses
The present General Conditions constitute a contract governing the relations between the Parties and CVTrust.
If certain provisions of these presents turn out to be null and void, the other non-invalidated provisions shall continue to apply.
Without prejudice to article 2, CVTrust may, at any time and without notice, amend the present General Conditions. The Parties shall ensure that they are always familiar with the latest version.
Article 12. Applicable law and jurisdiction
The present General Conditions are subject to Belgian law.
In the event of a dispute relating to these General Conditions, the use of the Site or the Services, only the courts of the legal district of Brussels ruling in the French language shall have jurisdiction.