Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF USE

 

These Towards India Site Terms of Use (“Site Terms of Use”) apply to the Towards India website located at www.towardsindia.com, and all affiliated websites and applications, including mobile websites and mobile applications, owned and operated by Towards India and our group partners (“Towards India”, “we”, or “us”) (collectively, the “Site”). These Site Terms of Use describe the conditions under which users of the Site, whether registered (“Users”) or unregistered (“Site Visitors”) (collectively and individually, “you” ), are allowed to access or use the Site. Please read these Site Terms of Use carefully before visiting our Site. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

1. LICENSES AND THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

1.1 TOWARDS INDIA’S PROVISION OF THE SITE AND LIMITED SITE LICENSE

Towards India grants you a limited royalty-free, non-transferable, limited license to access the Site and Site Services (collectively, the “Services”). This license is subject to and conditioned on compliance with the Site Terms of Use and, to the extent applicable, the rest of the Terms of Service.

We try to keep our Services safe, secure and functioning properly, but we cannot guarantee the continuous operation of or access to our Services. In fact, we might even stop providing the Services completely or stop providing certain features without notice.

1.2 TERMINATION OF THE LIMITED SITE LICENSE

Towards India may terminate any license it has granted to any Site Visitor or User to access the Services by providing notice, and the termination of such license shall be effective immediately upon Towards India providing such notice.

1.3 TOWARDS INDIA'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Towards India is a licensor and retains all intellectual property rights in the Services. The Towards India logos and names are trademarks, symbols, and logos of Towards India and are registered in certain jurisdictions. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing in the Terms of Service grants you a right to use any Towards India trademarks.

1.4 YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

1.4.1 YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF TOWARDS INDIA

When you post User Content on or through the Site or provide Towards India with User Content, you understand and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for such User Content. Further, you agree to only post or provide User content that does not violate the law or anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also represent that you have the right, power, and authority to grant the licenses specified below. You acknowledge and agree that the poster of User Content, and not Towards India, is responsible for any User Content including any harms caused to anyone by such User Content. You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Towards India, our company, and our respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents (each an “Indemnified Party”) from any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, damages, liabilities, costs, losses, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any User Content you post.

1.4.2 YOUR RIGHTS AND LICENSE TO TOWARDS INDIA AND OTHER SITE VISITORS

You retain all ownership rights in any User Content you post on Towards India. You also grant Towards India and our successors and Group partners a royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content for use in connection with the Site and Towards India’s businesses. You also hereby grant each User and each Site Visitor a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Site and to use, reproduce, distribute, and display such User Content as permitted through the normal functionality of the Site and subject to all applicable confidentiality and other provisions of the Terms of Service and applicable law.

We have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information. Subject to choices you make within your Towards India Profile, we may also mention your use of a feature of the Services, along with your name or photo to promote that feature.

1.4.3 YOUR COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK

You may submit comments or feedback about the Services (“Suggestions”). By submitting any Suggestions, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction, that it will not place us under any fiduciary, confidentiality, or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Suggestions without any obligation of compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Suggestions on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge and agree that, by acceptance of your submission, Towards India does not waive any rights to use similar or related suggestions, including those known or developed by Towards India or obtained from sources other than you.

1.5 THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Third parties, including other Users, are responsible for anything posted or linked on the Site. Any information or content expressed or made available by a third party is that of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Towards India. Towards India, neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the Site by anyone other than Towards India’s authorized agents acting in their official capacities.

The Site may contain links to third-party websites. The Site may also contain applications that allow you to access third-party websites via the Site. Such third-party websites or applications are owned and operated by the third parties and/or their licensors. The inclusion of any link or application on the Site does not imply that we endorse the linked site or application, and you use the links and third-party websites on an “as is” and “as available” basis at your own risk without any warranty from Towards India for any purpose.

1.6 COMPLAINTS ABOUT COPYRIGHTED CONTENT ON THE SITE

Towards India is committed to complying with Indian copyright and related laws and requires all Site Visitors and Users to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not use the Site to store or disseminate any material or content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by Indian copyright law. If you are the owner of any copyrighted work and believe your rights under INDIAN copyright law have been infringed by any material on the Site, you may take advantage of certain provisions of the Indian Copyright Act by complying with Towards India’s Proprietary Rights Infringement Reporting Procedures.

 

2. PERMITTED SITE USES

Towards India offers the Services for your business purposes only and not for personal, household, or consumer use. Towards India makes the Services available for Users to find one another, enter into service relationships, make and receive payments through ________, and receive and provide professional services. In addition, certain Visitor Site Services may be used to provide and obtain general information that we believe may be of interest to Site Visitors and Users. While we try to ensure that any information we post is both timely and accurate, errors may appear from time to time. We do not make any representations or warranties with respect to informational materials posted on the Site and in no event should any content be relied on or construed as tax or legal advice or otherwise. You should independently verify the accuracy of any content.

 

3. PROHIBITED SITE USES

You may not use, or encourage, promote, facilitate, instruct, induce, or otherwise influence or cause others: (1) to use the Services for any activities that violate applicable law or for any other fraudulent or harmful purpose or (2) to transmit, store, display, distribute or otherwise make available content that is illegal, fraudulent or harmful to others.

3.1 EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED USES OF THE SITE

The following are examples of uses that are prohibited on or when using the Services: Seeking, offering, promoting, supporting, or endorsing services, content, or activities that:

  • are defamatory, illegal, violent, profane, vulgar, threatening, unlawfully discriminatory, pornographic, obscene, sexually explicit in nature, or involve or relate to child exploitation of any kind; would violate the intellectual property rights, such as and including copyrights, of another person, entity, service, product, or website;

  • would violate Towards India’s Terms of use or terms & conditions, the terms of service of another website, or any similar contractual obligations;

  • concern the creation, purchase, and/or publication of a review for a third-party website;

  • infringes upon or violates any third party's rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy (including without limitation unauthorized disclosure of a person's name, email address, physical address, or phone number), or rights of publicity concern the creation, publication, or distribution of “fake news”, “hoax news”, misinformation, Deep Fake content or similar content, which in Towards India’s determination is intended to mislead recipients for personal, financial, political or other gain or advantage;

  • concern or promote in any way any escort services, prostitution, sexual acts, terrorism; or

is violent or harassing toward another person or endorses or encourages violence or harassment towards others, in each case in Towards India’s determination, including based on the individual’s or group’s inclusion in a protected class as defined by applicable law.

You shall not make any negative, denigrating, or defamatory statement(s) or comment(s) about us or the brand name or domain name used by us including the name 'Towards India', or otherwise engage in any conduct or action that might tarnish the image or reputation, of Towards India or Seller on the Platform or otherwise tarnish or dilute any Towards India's trade or service marks, trade name and/or goodwill associated with such trade or service marks, as may be owned or used by us. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Platform or Towards India's systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to Towards India

Fraudulent or misleading uses or content, including:

  1. misrepresenting your experience, skills, professional credentials or license, information, or identity, including by representing a portion or all of other information related to goods being sold on the website or license as your own;

  2. using an image of the goods that are not yours, misrepresents your identity or represents you as someone else;

  3. falsely stating or misrepresenting your affiliation or relationship with a person or entity or impersonating any person or entity, including but not limited to an Towards India representative;

  4. falsely attributing statements to any Towards India representative, guide or host;

  5. allowing another person to use your account, which is misleading to other Users;

  6. or

  7. Expressing an unlawful preference in a job post or proposal or otherwise unlawfully discriminating on a protected basis;

  8. Inciting or encouraging violence;

  9. Posting identifying information concerning another person;

  10. Making or demanding bribes or demanding other payments without the intention of or without actually providing services in exchange for the payment;

  11. Attempting to or actually manipulating or misusing the feedback system, including by: attempting to coerce another User by threatening to give negative feedback; expressing views unrelated to the goods or services in the feedback system, such as political, religious, or social commentary;

  12. providing anything of value to any person (including to a third party who provides assistance in obtaining feedback) or using any service of any type in order to obtain feedback; providing anything of value to any person (including to a third party who provides assistance in obtaining feedback) or using any service of any type in order to obtain feedback;

Offering services for the sole purpose of improving your feedback or rating score, which is also called feedback building.

  • Duplicating or sharing accounts;

  • Selling, trading, or giving an account to another person without Towards India’s consent;

  • Directly or indirectly advertising or promoting another website, product, or service or soliciting other Users for other websites, products, or services, including advertising on Towards India;

  • Interfering or attempting to interfere with the proper operation of the Services or any activities conducted on the Site, including by:

  • overriding any security feature or bypassing or circumventing any access controls or use limits of the Services;

  • attempting to or actually interfering with or compromising the system integrity or security of the systems running the Site, or attempting to or deciphering any transmissions to or from the systems running the Site;

  • using any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission;

  • copying, using, disclosing or distributing any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of Towards India;

  • collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information from the Site, including Account names;

  • attempting to or imposing an unreasonable or disproportionately large load (as determined by Towards India) on the Site’s infrastructure;

  • introducing any Malware or any other harmful or malicious code on the Site or in relation to the Services;

  • attempting to or accessing the Services by any means or technology other than the interface provided by us; or

  • framing or linking to the Services except as permitted in writing by Towards India. Conduct or actions that could jeopardize the integrity of or circumvent the Services or Towards India’s proprietary information, including: attempting to or actually reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source unless expressly permitted by Towards India;

  • or accessing or using the Services to build a similar service or application, identify or solicit Towards India Users, or publish any performance or benchmark test or analysis relating to the Site.

3.2 ENFORCEMENT AND TERMINATION

We reserve the right to investigate any potential violation of any of the terms of use Agreement or any other potential violation of these Site Terms of Use and to remove, disable access to, or modify any content on the Site. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of the Terms of Service, and our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We may terminate your use of the Site at any time, which will mean you lose the right to access or use the Services. Our rights to use and disclose your feedback, our and Users’ and Visitors’ rights to further re-share content you shared through the Services, and clause 3 of these Site Terms of Use shall survive any such termination, subject to applicable law.

4. DEFINITIONS

“Client” means any authorized User utilizing the Site to seek and/or obtain Freelancer or micro-influencer Services from another User.

“Deep Fake” means media that is altered in order to replace a person in an existing image or video with someone else’s likeness in a realistic manner without permission or authorization of the person whose likeness is used.

“Public Site Services” means, collectively, all services, applications, and products that are accessible by any Site Visitor who has not become a User through the Site.

“Site Services” means, collectively, all services (except the Freelancer or micro-influencer Services defined above), applications, and products that are accessible through the Site, including the Public Site Services.

“User Content” any comments, remarks, data, feedback, content, text, photographs, images, video, music, or other information that you or any Site Visitor or User post to any part of the Site or provide to Towards India, including such information that is posted as a result of questions.