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We believe in empowering people to create their own impact through equal access to opportunities. We want to enable people to develop their skillset and contribute towards causes that are meaningful to them.
What we do
Genchi is the platform that allows students across universities with similar interests to meet and share ideas whilst working on projects in collaboration. Students also benefit by developing their skillset, earning money and contributing towards something meaningful to them.
Who is it for?
Apply to projects at Universities anywhere in the world
Meet other students with similar interests
Get students to apply to your projects or join your team
Collaborate with similar initiatives at other Universities
Last Updated November 23rd 2020.
By “personal data”, essentially, we mean any information about you that could be used to help identify you. This will include information such as your name, email address, telephone number and profile picture. You can find a definition of “personal data” in section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
1.1.1 Hirer: A user who uses the Genchi platform to post job opportunities.
1.1.2 Provider: A user who offers their services through the Genchi App by applying to tasks.
1.1.3 Users: Hirers and Providers and anyone who uses the Genchi App or visits the Genchi Website.
1.1.4 Post a Job: When a hirer sends out a job. This job will appear on the job feed.
1.1.5 Profile: your personal profile which contains details such as your profile photograph and your name which can be viewed by anyone using the Genchi App.
2. SCOPE OF POLICY
2.1 This policy, together with our terms of service as set out at (Terms of Service) applies to your use of:
2.1.1 The Genchi App, once you have downloaded a copy of the Genchi App onto your mobile telephone or handheld device (Device); and
2.1.2 The Genchi Website. (together, the Platform).
2.2 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Genchi Ltd., a limited company registered in the UK with company number 12881335, a registered office at 36 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BH.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
3.1 We will collect and process the following data about you:
3.2 We may receive personal contact details from you, such as your name, telephone number, email address and other personal information including without limitation country of residence and a profile when:
3.2.1 you register with the Platform, at which point you will be asked to provide a name, email and other optional information including a profile photograph (Profile Content);
3.2.2 you update your settings and preferences in the Genchi App;
3.2.3 you fill in any forms on the Platform;
3.2.4 you send or receive messages from another User (Message Content)
3.2.5 you respond to our direct marketing activities (by “direct marketing”, we mean the communication to you, by whatever means, of any advertising or marketing material, but excluding in-app advertising);
3.2.6 you correspond with us by post or email or via the Genchi App;
3.2.7 you report a problem with the Platform or make a complaint about a third party’s Message Content or Profile Content, which we refer to collectively as User Content; or
3.2.8 you or your User Content is reported to us by another user of the Platform or a third party.
3.3 We may also automatically collect information about you and your device each time you visit the Platform, such as:
3.3.1 technical information, including the type of mobile device you use, a unique device identifier (for example, your Device’s IMEI number, the MAC address of the Device’s wireless network interface, or the mobile phone number used by the Device);
3.3.2 mobile network information, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile browser you use, time zone setting or your IP address (Device Information);
3.3.3 information stored on your Device, including contact information and login information (Content Information); and
3.3.4 details of your use of the Genchi App or your visits to the Genchi Website including, but not limited to traffic data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access (Log Information).
3.3.5 Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information). We may work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies).
3.3.6 Unique application numbers: when you install or uninstall the Genchi App or when it searches for automatic updates, its unique application number and information about your installation, for example, the type of operating system, may be sent to us.
3.4 Our Platform may only be used by those individuals who are at least 16 years old. We do not knowingly collect personal information from users who are under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you are not permitted to use the Platform and are therefore requested not to use or register with the Platform or provide any personal information to the Platform. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 16 and you believe that your child has registered with us or is otherwise using our Platform, please contact us using the contact details below at clause 12 so that we may take steps to deactivate your child’s access to the Platform.
4. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
4.1 We may use information collected from you under clause 3 above, such as your Device Information, your Content Information and your Log Information, in the following ways:
4.1.1 to administer and process your registration, if you choose to register with the Platform;
4.1.2 to keep your Genchi Account updated;
4.1.3 to display your Profile to other Users of the Platform;
4.1.4 to allow other Users to contact you via the Genchi App;
4.1.5 to inform you when you have received a message from another User;
4.1.6 to inform you when a User has responded to a job application;
4.1.7 to inform you when a User has marked the Service as complete;
4.1.8 to inform you of a review that has been left in relation to a Service you provided;
4.1.9 in order to collate an average rating for your Profile from reviews left from other Users;
4.1.10 to inform you of a complaint that has been made about you or to update you in relation to a complaint you have made;
4.1.11 to review any complaints made about you or to gather further information regarding a dispute;
4.1.12 to administer and maintain our records and systems;
4.1.13 to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
4.1.14 to contact you for market research purposes or to notify you about changes to the Platform;
4.1.15 to improve the Platform and to ensure that content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or mobile device;
4.1.16 to help us in our efforts to keep the Platform safe and secure;
4.1.17 to verify your identity and to respond to any query that you may raise with us;
4.1.18 to fulfil any contractual obligations we have with you; and
4.1.19 to provide you with information about other goods and services that we offer that are similar or related to the Platform.
4.2 We treat all message content as private, but if it is the subject of a complaint by you or another User, then we may review it in accordance with the complaints and investigation procedure. Message Content is stored on the servers for the purposes of delivering messages to the relevant recipients and for restoring message histories in the event of technical problems. Message Content is stored and available to you for at least as long as you remain a registered user and thereafter will be deleted from our servers in accordance with our retention policy in clause 8.
4.3 We use your device ID to identify you if you re-install the Genchi App on your mobile device after you have uninstalled it. We use information about your operating system to ensure that the correct push notification system is used when we send you push notifications (if you have agreed to receive them). We also use the information we collect about your mobile device and computer to assist us in providing an effective service on the Genchi App and the Genchi Website and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. You cannot be identified from this information.
4.4 We may associate any category of information with any other category of information and will treat the combined information as personal data in accordance with this policy for as long as it is combined.
5. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
5.1 We do not disclose your information to any third parties for direct marketing purposes without your permission. In particular, we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to any advertisers. However, we may provide advertisers with anonymised aggregate information to help them reach the kind of audience they want to target. This is statistical data about our Users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For example, we may inform them that 1,000 women have clicked on their advertisement on any given day.
5.2 We may share your information with third party companies and organisations contracted to us to help supply, maintain or facilitate the Platform. These third parties may include without limitation IT support teams. Such third parties are under an obligation to use your information only in accordance with our instructions and for the purpose of complying with their obligations to us.
5.3 Your information may be used by us for the purpose of research and statistical analysis and internal customer service monitoring.
5.5 We may disclose your information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
5.6 We may disclose any of your information (including your identity, contact details, message content, reviews and activity on the Platform) to third parties if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, for example, to law enforcement authorities or in response to a court order. We may disclose any of your information on the request of your or another User’s University or college if reasonable to do so.
5.7 We may disclose your information to third parties if we reasonably believe that disclosure of your information to third parties is necessary in order to enforce or apply any of our terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property or safety, or that of our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
5.8 If we refer any dispute between us to the ODR Platform http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr , and/or we agree to engage in any alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure with you through the ODR Platform, then to the extent that your personal data is relevant to the dispute we may disclose it to the European Commission, as operator of the ODR Platform, and to any ADR provider appointed to deal with the dispute.
5.9 We may disclose your information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets and their advisers. If our business is sold your details will be passed onto the new owners of the business.
5.10 The period of use of the information supplied by you will not be longer than we deem necessary, but may be unlimited.
6. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
6.1 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers in the UK or European Economic Area.
6.2 Any payment transactions are carried out by Stripe and we do not store any financial information. If you choose to save your card details through Stripe , Genchi will store an ‘access token’ which is linked to your payment method and will allow you to make further purchases without re-entering your card details.
6.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use adequate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
6.4 We will collect and store personal data on your Device using application data caches and [browser web storage (including HTML 5) OR [ALTERNATIVE MECHANISMS]] and other technology.
7. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Genchi Ltd, 36 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BH or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. deleting or amending information and withdrawing consent
8.1 Please be aware that simply uninstalling the Genchi App from your mobile device will not delete your Genchi Account. Your account will remain active until you deactivate it manually under your settings within the app. A user can also email email@example.com to request a manual deactivation.
8.3 If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, or if you simply wish to amend or delete such information from your Genchi Account, the way that you do this will depend on the type of information concerned. If at any time you wish to amend or delete any of the optional Profile Content you have provided to us, such as your profile photograph, you can do so in the “Settings” menu within the Genchi App.
8.4 Some information you provide to us, such as your email address, is mandatory, because we cannot provide the Service to you without it.
9. THIRD PARTY SITES
9.1 The Platform may, from time to time, contain links to and from the third party websites (including, but not limited to, websites on which the Genchi App is advertised). If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through thes
Genchi - Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Genchi!
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Genchi's Platforms, the Genchi Website (https://www.genchi.app/) and the Genchi App.
By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Genchi if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of UK. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Unless otherwise stated, Genchi and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Genchi. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Genchi for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
Republish material from Genchi
Sell, rent or sub-license material from Genchi
Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Genchi
Redistribute content from Genchi
This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Genchi does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Genchi, its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Genchi shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
Genchi reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libellous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant Genchi a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Services and Messaging
While using the Genchi website or app, you may not:
Use Genchi for any unauthorised or illegal purpose, including but not limited to posting or performing a Task in violation of national or international law.
Post or upload any content with you do not have the necessary rights of permissions to act accordingly.
Download any file from another user that cannot be legally distributed through Genchi.
Imply or state that any comments you make (whether inside or outside of Genchi) are endorsed by Genchim without prior consent of Genchi.
Hack or interfere with Genchi, its servers or any connected networks.
Adapt, alter, license or translate Genchi for your own personal or commercial use.
Upload content to Genchi that is offensive and/or harmful, including, but not limited to content that advocates, endorses, condones or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind.
Upload content that provides materials or access to materials that exploit people in an abusive, violent or sexual manner.
Use Genchi to solicit for any other business, website or service, or otherwise contact users for employment, contracting or any purpose not related to use of Genchi.
Use Genchi to collect usernames, email addresses, or other personal information of users by electronic or other means.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters
Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose through Genchi which are illegal or not relevant to the Genchi services.
Message, upload or distribute any profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene or unlawful language, material or information.
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, intimidate, misrepresent, mislead, impersonate, or otherwise violate the rights of others.
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages or Apps that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website or our App.
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libellous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website or App. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website or App upon request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website and App, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.
Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.
We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
Genchi only permits individuals over 18 years of age to become Users.
At its discretion, Genchi can refuse to allow any person to register or create an account with Genchi or to cancel, suspend or modify any existing account if Genchi reasonably decides that a User’s conduct is detrimental to the operation of the platform.
Genchi has no responsibility nor makes any warranty as to the truth or accuracy of any aspect of any information provided by Users, including, but not limited to, the ability of Providers to perform tasks or the information provided by Hirers or their ability to pay for the Services requested.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:
limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.
As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.