Terms of Services
IN TERMS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000, THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ELECTRONIC RECORD. BEING GENERATED BY A COMPUTER SYSTEM IT DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY PHYSICAL OR DIGITAL SIGNATURES.
The domain name dutimes.com (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) is owned by Social Tech Network Pvt. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) whose office can be located at 220, Tower-B4, Spaze iTech Park, Sector 49, Gurugram, Haryana 122018.
For the purpose of these Terms of Service, wherever the context so requires “You” or “User” shall mean any natural or legal person who has agreed to become a buyer/user/browser on the Website by providing Registration Data while registering on the Website or while merely browsing it. The site also providing it’s services without registration does not absolve You of this contractual relationship. The term “We”, “Us”, “Our” shall mean the Website and Company.
The use of this website by You is solely governed by this policy and any policy so mentioned by terms of reference. Moving past the home page, or using any of the services shall be taken to mean that You have read and agreed to all of the policies so binding in You and that You are contracting with Us and have undertaken binding obligations with Us.
You will be subject to the rules, guidelines, policies, terms, and conditions applicable to any service that is provided by this site, and they shall be deemed to be incorporated into this Terms of Service and shall be considered as part and parcel of this Terms of Service.
The membership of this website is available only to those above the age of 18 and the same is not allowed to minors as described by the Indian Contract Act, 1872. If You are a minor and wish to use the website, you may do so through your legal guardian and We reserve the right to terminate your account on knowledge of You being a minor and using the membership of the site.
Further, no member below the age of 13 is allowed to use the site, or any of the services offered on the site. In all such circumstances, we reserve all rights to terminate your account, without intimation to you. By using this Site, you are certifying that you are above the age of 13 years. If you are above the age of 13, and below the age of 18, you further certify that this site is being used by you under the supervision of either your parent or your guardian.
Further, You are solely responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your username and password and any activity under the account will be deemed to have been done by you. In the case that you provide us with false and inaccurate details or We have reasonable reasons to believe you have done so, We hold the right to permanently suspend your account.
3. Services offered
We provide host services that are described below. For a detailed description of services offered, please visit our ‘About Us’ page on the Home page of the site. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Forums: The Website contains an open discussion portal/forum where You can discuss with other Users about various issues which can be User-generated or topics posted by Us. You can even get Your subject-related doubts from other seniors or even professors who may also be Users.
- Counseling: Among many other subjects, the Website provides career, relationship, peer pressure, and addiction counseling. Our eminent psychologists solve their issues personally for free. However, we reserve the right to charge for counseling services at a later period of time which will also see itself in the amended Terms of Service. We are not responsible for any liability arising from such service.
- Placements and Internships: We help connect You with the Corporate sphere and provide You with useful information related to internships and placements. We also help You prepare CVs and prepare for interviews by delivering workshops often which may be free or paid as determined by Us.
- Lodging: We help students find a Paying Guest facility/flats and hostel facility. We reserve the right to charge for this service. We do not guarantee the availability of this service at all times. Further, any liability and dispute arising out of the stay at these places do not make us liable in any way.
For the corporate:
- We deal in innovative social media strategies, online contests and virtual promotions. You may, subject to our approval use these online contests and promotions which could help you enhance the image of your company. We reserve the right to charge for these services and determine the amount for the same.
- You can avail advertising on our Web Magazine condition to you fluffing all the requirements of this document and any document referred to herein. We reserve the right to charge for this service and determine the price for the same. In case, you fail to oblige by this document or any document referred to herein, we reserve the right to terminate our services to you.
- We provide interns and freshers for part-time/full-time work in start-ups as well as established companies. We do this by collecting the potential Interns/Freshers CV from them either online or offline and edit this CV according to their demands and then send it to you. You will accordingly schedule an interview with them if you desire so. We are not liable for any of the information provided in the CV or any other related document. The User is solely liable for all information provided and changes made.
- We help in organizing and managing youth-oriented or social events. We also help the corporate to manage and execute their Corporate Social Responsibility projects. We do this by agreeing to host your project promotion and details on the Website. We reserve a right to charge for these services. As the policy that applies to third party advertisements on the Website, the same applies to these promotions desired by you. The content can either be prepared by you or by us at your request for a fee. We are not responsible for any of the data that you have provided. This is purely promotional and you are solely responsible for any claims and disputes arising out of your promotion.
4. User obligations
You are a restricted user of this website.
4.1 You are bound not to Cut, copy, distribute, modify, recreate, reverse engineer, distribute, disseminate, post, publish or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the website. With our prior permission limited use may be allowed For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that unlimited or wholesale reproduction, copying of the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information within the content of the Website is not permitted.
4.2 You shall not use any deep-link, robot, spider or another automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website, materials or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not specifically made available through the Website.
4.3 You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the Website or Services, You may be exposed to content from other users that You may consider offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. We disclaim all liabilities arising in relation to such offensive content on the Website. Further, You may report such offensive content.
4.4 In places where this website allows you to post or upload data/information, You undertake to ensure that such material is not offensive and in accordance with applicable laws. Further, You undertake not to:
a) Abuse, harass, threaten, defame, disillusion, erode, abrogate, demean or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
b) Engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts access to the Website or the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Website);
c) Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;
d) Publish, post, disseminate, any information which is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever; or unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing including but not limited to “indecent representation of women” within the meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;
e) Post any file that infringes the copyright, patent or trademark of other legal entities.
f) Upload or distribute files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Website or another’s computer;
g) Download any file posted by another user of a Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
h) Breach the security measures of this site. Additionally, you will not attempt to access or use the personal information of any other User of this site.
i) Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Website, systems resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Websites or any affiliated or linked sites;
j) Collect or store data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in this Section.
k) Use the Website or any material or Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of this website or other third parties;
l) Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to any particular Service;
m) Violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force within or outside India;
n) Violate the Terms of Service including but not limited to any applicable Additional Terms of the Website contained herein or elsewhere;
o) Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to any particular Service;
p) threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offense or prevents investigation of any offense or is insulting any other nation.
q) Publish, post, disseminate information that is false, inaccurate or misleading; violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force in or outside India;
r) Directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force.
s) Create liability for Us or cause Us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of Our internet service provider (“ISPs”) or other suppliers;
5. User Generated Data
5.2 In furtherance of User Obligations, the comments posted by You are updated on the site through automatic software. We are under no obligation to review, check, edit, change such comments. You and you only are solely responsible for the comments made by you on the Website. We reserve the right to remove any comment or data posted by you on the Website. Further, you undertake to not post spam on the Website.
5.3 Articles posted by You are directly updated onto our Website. We reserve the right to review such articles and remove them if necessary. All such articles are subject to all parts of this document. More so, we are not liable to You or any other party who is insulted or takes offense to such articles.
6. Data provided by us
6.1 From time to time, Our team may post comments or articles. These articles are the Intellectual Property of the Company and you are prohibited from posting, re-producing, publishing, changing, editing such articles. In the case that You have a problem with any article so posted, you may report the same via e-mail to [email protected] and we will look into it. We are under no obligation to remove such articles and the final decision lies with us.
6.2 We do not provide legal, professional advice of any sort. You are not obligated to any advice provided and are advised to seek professional advice before proceeding with any action. We absolve you of any liability arising from your actions, and you are solely responsible for your actions.
6.3 We take utmost care to ensure that the data provided on our Website is true and accurate. Sometimes, system errors creep in and data generated by other Users may be false. We are not responsible for any such data.
6.4 We are not in any way liable to You, for any loss arising to you from activities that include but are not limited to our negligence, breach of contract, IP and trademark infringement, breach of laws, etc.
6.5 From time to time, our Website has external links connected to other websites. We in no way endorse these websites. We are in no way liable for the information found on those websites. External websites may have their own policies and we in no way are responsible for any loss or damage caused by the same to you. You are advised to use your own discretion in the navigation and use of external sites.
6.6 As specified above, we provide the service of training Users for interviews and also conduct workshops. This is no way can be extended to guarantee the User’s success in the interview. The performance of the User is solely based on him, and the User cannot hold Us liable for any outcome of the interview or use of material and information acquired through workshops or interations between Us and You.
7. Disclaimer of warranties and liabilities
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW:
THE WEBSITE, SERVICES AND OTHER MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE IS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT
(I) YOUR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE MET OR THAT SERVICES PROVIDED WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE;
(II) MATERIALS, INFORMATION OBTAINED AND RESULTS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE;
(IV) ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE CORRECTED..
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY RELATED TO USER CONTENT ARISING UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, LIBEL, PRIVACY, PUBLICITY, OBSCENITY OR OTHER LAWS. SNAPDEAL ALSO DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE MISUSE, LOSS, MODIFICATION OR UNAVAILABILITY OF ANY USER CONTENT.
THE USER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ANY MATERIAL OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS DONE ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THEY WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR LEADING TO AN INVALID COUPON. DU TIMES ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU WHETHER ON BEHALF OF ITSELF OR THIRD PARTIES.
WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICES. THE ADVERTISEMENT AVAILABLE ON E-MAIL OR WEBSITE WITH RESPECT TO THE THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AUTHENTICITY OF SUCH ADVERTISEMENTS.
8. Indemnification and Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU, THE VENDOR OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE OR WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR BASED ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, SERVICES OR MATERIALS.
THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
9. Applicable laws and Jurisdiction
9.1 Any disputes arising from the use of the Website will be subject to all laws applicable in India and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi alone.
WE RESERVE TO AMEND THIS DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR PERMISSION. THE CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE BY YOU SHALL BE DEEMED AS CONSENT TO THE AMENDMENTS. IT IS YOUR DUTY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS OF SERVICE PERIODICALLY.
We commit to respecting your online privacy data. We further recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information“) you share with us. Information that are considered personal about you by us includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address or other contact information.
In order to provide you with certain services given under the Site, you must create an account (“Account”) and provide us with your email address and password that you will use for your Account (“Requested Details”). We may request additional Personal Information in the future.
You are therefore advised to re-read the Terms of Service on a regular basis. Should it be that you do not accept any of the modifications or amendments to the Terms, you may terminate your use of this website immediately.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
As a member, you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username or alias that represents your identity on our Website.
Depending on which services you choose to use, We may require additional information, such as, but not limited to Address. You may optionally choose to provide your other personal information (such as links to your social profiles) to be publicly displayed in connection to your account and activity.
Your username, ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your activity on the Website. Other people may see your existent and new comments in the Website.
Certain information, such as your name, e-mail addresses, is collected in order to, among other things, verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.
We use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of our Websites. “Cookies” are small files sited on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services. We also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a “cookie”. Cookies can also help us provide information, which is targeted to your interests. Cookies may be used whether you register with us or not.
EXTERNAL LINKS ON THE WEBSITE
The Website may include hyperlinks to other websites or content or resources. We have no control over any websites or resources, which are provided by companies or persons other than Us.
You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources.
OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may release your personal information to a third-party in order comply with a Court Order or other similar legal procedure, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law; prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of our Terms of Service. We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with our Copyright Policy as mentioned in the Terms of Service as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, we may disclose name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name.
You further acknowledge that the Website may contain information which is designated confidential by Us and that you shall not disclose such information without our prior written consent.
Your information is regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, unless if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities.
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by us will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.
OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
Advertiser: We aggregate (gather up data across all our members’ accounts) personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number and bank account number, are never disclosed to marketing advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single-pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
External Service Providers: There may be a number of services offered by external service providers that help you use our Websites. If you choose to use these optional services, and in the course of doing so, disclose information to the external service providers, and/or grant them permission to collect information about you, then their use of your information is governed by their private policy.
Other Corporate Entities: We share much of our data, including personally identifiable information about you, with our parent and/or subsidiaries that are committed to serving your online needs and related services, throughout the world. Such data will be shared for the sole purpose of enhancing your browsing experience. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other members. It is possible that We and/or its subsidiaries, or any combination of such, could merge with or be acquired by another business entity. Should such a combination occur, you should expect that we would share some or all of your information in order to continue to provide the service. You will receive notice of such event (to the extent it occurs).
Law and Order: We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement and other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.
ACCESSING, REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR PROFILE
Following registration, you can review and change the information you submitted except your display name, during registration. If you change any information we may keep track of your old information. You can change your registration information such as: name, address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, and profile.
To remove your profile so that others cannot view it, contact our customer support team.
We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove for certain circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our terms and conditions. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored ‘back up’ systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
CONTROL OF YOUR PASSWORD
When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. It is important that you protect it against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services
OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTORS
We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by members inside and outside the company. We do not recommend transfer of sensitive information (such as credit card number) and bank account details via the Site. Users are recommended to do so offline, on the phone or via personal emails. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. You therefore agree that any security breaches beyond the control of our standard security procedures are at your sole risk and discretion.
1) Your username will visible to any other User the Website once you register with us.
2) Articles and comments posted by you are available to all Users of the website.
3) We reserve all rights to communicate with you is a way desirable to us and this is not limited to replies on your comments, articles, E-Mails or any other contact information provided by You to Us.
4) To improve and ensure the efficient functioning of Our website or in the pursuance of our objectives we may store and use your personal data, including:
- information about your computer, your IP address and your use of Our Website;
- information that you provide when you register with Our Website; and
- any other information that you choose to send to Our Website.
Furthermore, we may also track your use of the website in order to provide you suggestions that may help serve you better.
5) The information provided by you may be transferred and used by us across borders to our services and offices placed elsewhere.
6) We reserve the right to change and amend this document at will. Your continued use of the Website is taken as consent. It is Your duty to review this Policy occasionally.