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Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Startacus’ relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.


The term ‘Startacus’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ or ‘our’ refers to the owner of the ‘website’ whose registered trading office is TheEmployable Ltd, C/O NORIBIC, NWRC, Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7AL.
The term ‘you’ and ‘your’ refers to the user or ‘users’, member or ‘members’ or ‘viewer’ or ‘viewers’ of our website.
The term ‘Collaborator’ or ‘ Collaborators’ refers to a ‘member’ who engages with another ‘member’ in the development of a ‘project’ or ‘idea’
The term ‘Admin’ refers to a ‘user’ or ‘member’ who has Administrator permission levels on a Board
The term ‘Manager’ refers to a ‘user’ or ‘member’ who has Manager permission levels on a Board
The ‘website’ or ‘site’ means
‘Profile’ means the information and details submitted and attached by the ‘member’ that is viewable by other ‘users’ or ‘members’ or ‘viewers’
‘Project’ or ‘idea’ refers to any submission or proposal that a ‘member’ initiates or makes via the ‘collaboration’ section
‘Board’ means the designated area within the site where the ‘collaboration’ between ‘members’ on the development of a ‘project’ or ‘idea’ takes place
‘Collaboration’ means the engagement and interaction between ‘members’ in relation to the development of a ‘project or ‘idea’.
‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means any unregistered and registered trademarks, service marks, copyright and related rights and unregistered and registered designs
‘NDA’ means a Non-Disclosure Agreement entered into between one ‘member’ and another ‘member’ in relation to the development and ‘collaboration’ of a ‘project or ‘idea’.


The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time, this ‘website’ may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is governed by Northern Ireland law and Northern Ireland courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over it.
A ‘member’, upon accepting these Terms and Conditions shall be entitled to submit a ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’ which, if accepted by us will be posted on the ‘website’ .
A ‘member’ acknowledges that any ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’ submitted to the ‘website’ shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at our sole discretion, from time to time.
‘We’ shall review each ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’ upon submission to the site and we reserve the right to accept or reject any ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’.
A ‘member’ shall be notified in the event of a ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’ being accepted or rejected.
‘We’ shall not be required to give any reasons for our acceptance or rejection of a ‘Project’ or ‘Idea’ and a ‘member’ shall not be entitled to query or challenge any such acceptance or rejection.

Any ‘Idea’ or ‘Project’ submitted by a ‘member’ should not breach or violate the privacy and/or Intellectual Property Rights, or any other rights of any third party

It is ‘Our’ policy not to tolerate any forms of IP infringement or any attempts to breach or violate the privacy and/or IP rights of any other third party based on the laws of Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and we reserve the right to undertake investigation should such infringement, breaching or violation occur.

A ‘member’ agrees to keep ‘us’ indemnified against any and all claims of infringement of IP rights brought by a third party as a result of the member’s use of the site in any capacity.

This ‘Website’ and all IP rights in respect to the ‘Website’ and Website Content are owned by ‘us’, excluding any IP rights owned by or belonging to any partners, sponsors, advertisers or licensors of this ‘website’.

The submission of an ‘idea’ or ‘project’ may help in providing confirmation of dates when an ‘idea’ or a ‘project’ was added to the ‘website’ but does not represent or confirm that the ownership or idea is protected or has any IP rights.

‘We’ are not responsible for ensuring or determining the terms, or the conditions of terms that ‘members’ ‘collaborate’ on. Whilst ‘we’ advocate the use of ‘NDA’ and the safeguarding and protection of ‘IP’, all responsibility for any information given or disclosed via the ‘website’ is at the discretion and responsibility of the ‘member’ themselves. Any ‘idea’ or ‘project’ disclosure is at the ‘member’s’ own risk. Any support offered to or ‘collaboration’ undertaken or agreed to with regards to an ‘idea’ or ‘project’ by ‘collaborators’ is offered at the ‘member’s’ own risks.

The ownership of the ‘Idea’ or ‘Project’ remains with the ‘member’ who submitted the ‘idea’ or ‘project’ to the ‘website’ unless otherwise agreed by ‘members’ involved in the ‘collaboration’.

A ‘Collaborator’ will respect the terms outlined by the ‘member’ who submitted the ‘idea’ or ‘project’, including the use of ‘NDA’ and/or other confidentiality agreements or terms.

A ‘member’ will not initiate, join or actively participate in a ‘collaboration’ unless they agree to the ‘site’s’ overall Terms and Conditions and will respect the good nature and integrity of the ‘site’ at all times.


This privacy policy sets out how Startacus, trading as TheEmployable uses and protects any information that you provide to Startacus when you use this website. Startacus is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Startacus may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 17th July 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email [email protected]

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Startacus, trading as TheEmployable and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Startacus.We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Startacus takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


This website and its’ content is copyright of Startacus trading as TheEmployable Ltd. 

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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