Schedule B: Platform and Platform Functions

HAT Owner

On the HAT Platform, HAT owners are the controller and processor of the data within their HATs. They alone have access to the data within the HAT and they call on platform services to move, process, transform, exchange or generate new data into the HAT

HAT Platform Provider (HPP)

HAT Platform Providers are certified by the HAT Community Foundation to provision, host, create and own domain names, and enable the HAT Micro-server for their HAT owners. 

Provisioning

HAT Platform Providers can provision the HAT Micro-server to HAT owners whenever they sign up to a HAT.

  • The provision of HAT Micro-servers must be through one of the certified HAT Platform Providers’ provisioning services e.g. HATDeX platform Milliner API service, subject to the commercial terms between HPP and HATDeX

  • If HATs are not provisioned from a certified HAT Platform Provider, the HAT Platform Provider has to apply for separate certification from the HAT Community Foundation.

Hosting

HAT Platform Providers can host HAT Micro-servers for HAT owners.

Hosting of HAT Micro-servers may be through 

  1. The infrastructure/account of the certified HAT Platform providers OR

  2. A Certified HPP AWS hosting account, 

  3. HAT Platform Providers own hosting account or hosting infrastructure

In the case of (1), HPPs will have a separate commercial hosting agreement with the certified hosting provider (eg. HATDeX) and are subject to the terms and conditions of the host (e.g. AWS terms and conditions).

In the case of (2), HPPs will have a separate commercial agreement with the host and may be subject to compliance regulation by the HAT Community Foundation.


Creation and Ownership 

HPPs can create and own a unique HAT domain name xyz.abc which is the domain name for their HATs.

HATs provisioned by HPPs for their HAT owners will take the form of ownername.xyz.abc

Enablement

HPPs must enable their HAT owners to view their data with a dashboard on the web.

  • Dashboard creation can be developed from the open sourced assets on GitHub, incorporating the full branding of the HPP

  • Dashboards must include all basic dashboard services that is set out in the PSOP

HAT Providers or Vendors

HAT Providers are Vendors. They operate apps that offer HATs to their customers. These HATs are provisioned by HPPs.

HAT Providers are bound by the legal terms and conditions of their HPPs that they get their HATs from and would need to adhere to the brand consistency required by their HPPs.

Data Acquirers

Data acquirers can request data from HAT owners through the use of “data debits.”

  • Data debit requests call on the HPP HATs and HATDEX API Services and are subject to the commercial terms between HAT Provider and HPP and HATDeX.

  • Data debit requests originate from a service or an application that has been certified by the foundation.

  • Approved data debit requests may or may not result in HAT owner’s willingness to accept the request and may or may not result in data being acquired. 

  • Data acquired through approved data debit requests are subject to the general data protection regulation 2018. 

  • Data debit requests could be made through a certified app such as a DataBuyer Service (DataBuyer).

  • Data requested through DataBuyer (data offers) is subject to commercial arrangements between data acquirers and HATDeX.

  • Data requested may not yet be generated (action acquisition).

Data Givers

Data Givers can give data to HAT owners by integrating their external service with HAT Micro-servers.

  • Data given to HAT owners, being co-produced with HAT owners, are given as subject access rights and not subject to any conditions of use and re-sharing

  • Data givers liabilities are limited from data giving. They are not responsible for its accuracy, nor are they responsible for what happens to the data after being given to the HAT owner.

  • Data giving is enabled by HATDeX Milliner and DEX Platform services and subject to commercial agreement between HATDeX and Data Givers

Data Plug Provider

Data Plug providers create a data plug to bring in external data (such as Fitbit, Spotify, Facebook etc.) into HATs through APIs

  • Data Plug Providers enable HAT owners to claim their own data from external sources 

  • Data Plug Providers are not responsible for the accuracy of the data

  • Data plug providers have no access to the data claimed by HAT owners

  • Data Plug Providers may charge for the service

  • The integration of data plug providers to the platform is subject to the approval of HAT Community Foundation and dependent on commercial agreement with HATDeX

Owner Application Provider (Z class app)

Owner application providers can create private owner applications, also known as Z class apps, that run on the HAT and that HAT owners can subscribe to and use.

  • Owner applications cannot store any data outside of the HAT.

  • Owner applications cannot take data out of the HAT.

  • Owner application Providers provide the applications but have no access to any data in the HAT.

  • Owner applications have to be certified by the foundation.

  • Payment for owner applications, if any, is between the HAT owner and the application provider.

  • Owner application is enabled by HATDeX Milliner and DEX Platform services and subject to commercial agreement between HATDeX and owner application providers.

Tool Provider 

SHE functions and other tool providers can create content, trained algorithms and analytics functions that can run within the HAT or the Smart HAT Engine (SHE) in the HAT and be used by HAT owners.

  • Tools can be subscribed to by HAT owners e.g. weather, newspapers, ads

  • SHE functions are pre-trained and output new data into the HAT.

  • New data from SHE functions can be exchanged through data debits in the way all data leave the HAT (See data acquirers).

  • Tool Providers have a separate commercial agreement with the HPP.

Data Plug Provider

Data Plug providers can create “Data Plugs” that can bring external data from sources like Fitbit, Spotify, and Facebook into owners’ HATs through APIs.

  • Data Plug Providers enable HAT owners to claim their own data from external sources.

  • Data Plug Providers are not responsible for the accuracy of the data.

  • Data plug providers have no access to the data claimed by HAT owners.

  • Data Plug Providers may charge for the service.

  • The integration of data plug providers to the platform is subject to the approval of HAT Community Foundation and dependent on commercial agreement with HATDeX.

All functions on the platform must use the legal agreements as specified in Schedule D without modification except where provided

Irene Ng