B2Ideas (Business to Ideas) charter of good conduct
The purpose of this charter of good conduct is to clarify the role and obligations of the different stakeholders in the B2Ideas platform, whose objective is to bring together the professional world at large (companies, associations, institutions, researchers, private individuals, etc., who will be referred to as 'Posters of challenges') and the sphere of higher education.Three main categories of actors are to be distinguished: the "poster", the students and the professors. All these actors commit themselves to respect the legislation, not to harm the interests of the platform and its members, and to show the necessary courtesy in their exchanges. They also commit to using the platform for the purpose it has set itself, namely to bring the professional and higher education worlds closer together.Actors who manifestly violate the charter of good conduct may, by decision of the bureau, be excluded from the platform.Role and obligations of the "poster"By publishing a "challenge", the "poster" will indicate the reward that will be awarded to the winner. This reward can take many forms. It can be symbolic (association to the acknowledgements, addition as co-author ...), monetary, in nature, in the form of an interview (internship or employment) or any other nature (interview with a professional, visit of a company ...) likely to be valued by students.The "poster" is committed to paying the reward to the winner (s). If several teams are selected, the reward may be shared, equally or not, depending on the ranking awarded.Once the reward has been defined and the challenge has begun, the "poster" commits himself not to devalue it. However, he will be able to freely revise it upward if he wishes to.Some university structures such as "legal clinics" are not intended to receive remuneration for their services. The "posters" may however provide for a refund of any costs incurred by the challenge they have posted.The challenge being carried out by students who are not yet professionals, the "poster" cannot expect them to engage their responsibility as professionals would. However, the "poster" freely has the answers proposed by the various teams to improve its publication.If he wants additional security, he can post a new challenge by asking competitors to detect any potential flaws and errors.Nevertheless, at the end of the challenge, the "poster" can freely decide to use the services of a professional to complete the work of the students.The "poster" undertakes, as far as possible, to launch challenges with a pedagogical content large enough to interest students.The platform cannot guarantee that all the challenges will meet the interest of the candidates.The "poster" may also, for further advice, solicit the platform to organize a survey. This will be organized within the limits of the obligations placed on students, knowing that the maximum number of polls that will be imposed on them will be two per year, for a duration not exceeding half an hour each. For the "posters" up to date of their obligations, these polls will be free. The platform may refuse a survey that would seem contrary to the spirit of the platform, justifying it with the "poster".In addition, if the "poster" wishes to have additional information or ideas after the challenge is over, he will have to post a new challenge. He can, however, provide further details on his initial request before the challenge is over.At the end of the challenge, the "poster" undertakes, within a reasonable time, to evaluate the competitors by noting them and justifying his rating.In order to support the students in their insertion in the professional world, the "posters" who have evaluated them will have to leave their contact information so that the students can use them with their future potential recruiters.The "posters" also undertake to be up to date with the payment of their annual dues to the association. In case of a change in the amount, the "poster" will be informed sufficiently in advance to be able to cancel their membership if they wish.When the challenge involves a piece of original production with a broadcast or an outdoor advertisement, and even if the student or the student team abandons its copyrights and associated rights, the "poster" agrees to mention the names of these students, the professor who supervised them, their schools, as well as the B2Ideas platform with the mention "this product was made thanks to the B2Ideas platform, accessible on the http address : http://www.b2ideas.eu
Role and obligations of professorsFor a student to register on the platform, a professor will have to sponsor him, to secure the registrations. By default, a student will be considered accepted by the professor indicated as a sponsor, unless he expressly refuses.The referent / sponsor professor has a role of orientation of the students. He cannot guarantee the content and cannot be held responsible for any problem.The professor, at the end of the challenge, will have to indicate the part of the work that will have been provided by the various members of the team, for the sake of transparency, as well as his own contribution.If the professor confines himself / herself to his / her role of referent / sponsor / student orientation, he will not be asked to join the association.If, on the other hand, he uses the platform for his own needs as a "poster", he will have to become a member of the association.The platform may ask the professor for proof of membership in an education institution. The platform may invalidate the registration of a person who has failed to prove membership in a school / university.Role and obligations of studentsIn order for a student to register on the platform, a professor will have to sponsor him, to secure enrollment (see previous point).The platform may withdraw an unsuitable registration after a request for identity verification / or school / university membership.Registration to the platform is free for students, but they must, to support its development and strengthen interaction with the "posters", sponsor each year another student not yet registered on the platform (the student can do a different training in a different country). He must also answer two surveys per year which must have a reasonable duration, not exceeding half an hour of response.If the platform does not send the two surveys per year to the students, the students will not be held responsible and will be exempted from this obligation.Regarding their ratings, students will have a "right to the error" and may ask the platform to remove the ratings they want and comments associated without having to justify their request. The platform may however mention the number of challenges in which the student has participated, whether the ratings and / or comments have been kept or removed.Students agree to let other members of Bus-Id access their anonymized profile, with information related to challenges (in particular: number of challenges, content, ratings, comments including).When a challenge involves aspects of confidentiality, the student agrees to respect it and not to disseminate information outside.Once a student or a student team posts their proposal to answer the challenge, they commit themselves to abandon their copyrights.Role of the platformIn addition to the roles mentioned above, the platform will have a general role of moderator. In particular, it authorizes the removal of all or part of any text or document with content that is inappropriate or likely to damage the reputation of the platform.This charter of good conduct has benefited from the remarks of Léa Demoussy, then a student in master's degree at the University of Tours. Any residual errors are the sole responsibility of Business to Ideas.