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Terms of Use (‘TOU’)

1. Content rights & responsibilities

You own the rights to the content you create and post on Vigyaa.  Vigyaa shall not be held liable for any post published by you.

By posting content to Vigyaa, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it on Vigyaa Services, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). In consideration for Vigyaa granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Vigyaa may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. Vigyaa may also use your content to promote Vigyaa, including its products and content. Vigyaa will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

You’re responsible for the content you post. You shall be required to sign up with the required information(s) in order to publish your content. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

You’re welcome to post content on Vigyaa that you’ve published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By posting content to Vigyaa, you represent that doing so doesn’t conflict with any other agreement you’ve made.

Vigyaa can remove and/or amend any content you post for any reason, the basic examples are stated below:

  1. Vigyaa don’t allow anything that presents a real risk of harm to people or property. Vigyaa also don’t want anyone making threats, organizing violence or encouraging others to be violent.

  2. Any person or group that’s dedicated to causing harm to others isn’t Vigyaa. That includes terrorist organizations and gangs. Vigyaa collaborate with industry, government and security experts to help to eradicate these activities.

  3. Vigyaa shall remove anything that identifies and attacks private people because Vigyaa consider it to be bullying. Vigyaa also don’t allow anything that reveals someone’s personally identifiable information or asks a minor for it.

  4. Vigyaa remove content used to sell or buy regulated goods, like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and other hazardous materials.

Dont’s

  1. Don’t infringe anyone's intellectual property, privacy or other rights.

  2. Don’t do anything or post any content that violates laws or regulations.

  3. Don’t share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk.

  4. Don’t sell access to your account, boards, or username, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.

  5. Access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers;

  6. Access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that Vigyaa provide;

  7. Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;

  8. Interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but Vigyaa’ll do it as quickly as possible. Vigyaa may keep backup copies of your deleted post or account on our servers for up to 30 days after you delete it.

Vigyaa may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without any prior notice.

2. Abusive Behavior

Vigyaa believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, Vigyaa prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.

Context matters when evaluating for abusive behavior and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Factors Vigyaa may take into consideration include, but are not limited to whether:

  • the behavior is targeted at an individual or group of people;

  • the report has been filed by the target of the abuse or a bystander;

  • the behavior is newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest,

 

 

3. Violence and physical harm

Violence: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism. You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.

Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. When Vigyaa receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self-harm, Vigyaa may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person and providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

Child sexual exploitation: You may not promote child sexual exploitation.

4. Abuse and hateful conduct

Abuse: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. Vigyaa consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

Unwanted sexual advances: You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct.

Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.

Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category. 

5. Impersonation

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. While you may maintain parody, fan, commentary, or newsfeed accounts, you may not do so if the intent of the account is to engage in spamming or abusive behavior.

6. Graphic violence and adult content

Vigyaa consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. Vigyaa consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal.

Additionally, Vigyaa may sometimes require you to remove excessively graphic violence out of respect for the deceased and their families, if Vigyaa receive a request from their family or an authorized representative.

7. Unlawful use

You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. By using Vigyaa, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content.

8. Trends

At times, Vigyaa may prevent certain content from trending. This includes content that violates the Vigyaa Rules, as content that may attempt to manipulate trends.

9. Third-party advertising in video content

You may not submit, post, or display any video content on or through our services that includes third-party advertising, such as pre-roll video ads or sponsorship graphics, without our prior consent.

10. Incorporated rules and policies

By using the Services, you agree to let Vigyaa collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

By using Vigyaa, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies. If you don’t, Vigyaa may remove content, or suspend or delete your account.

11. Disclosure And Distribution Of Your Information:

Vigyaa reserve the rights to distribute your personal information to any third party only under one of the following circumstances.

For Crime Prevention or Investigation.

Vigyaa may share this information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us, when Vigyaa are: Obligated under the applicable laws or in good faith to respond to court orders and processes; or Detecting and preventing against the actual or potential occurrence of identity theft, fraud, abuse of Services and other illegal acts; Responding to claims that an advertisement, posting or other content violates the intellectual property rights of a third party; Under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to enforce or apply our TOU and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. For Internal Use. Vigyaa may share this information with any member of our Group. The term "Group" includes means, with respect to any person, any entity that is controlled by such person, or any entity that controls such person, or any entity that is under common control with such person, whether directly or indirectly, or, in the case of a natural person, any Relative (as such term is defined in the Companies Act, 1956 and Companies Act, 2013 to the extent applicable) of such person.

12. Miscellaneous

Disclaimer of warranty. Vigyaa provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they don’t come with any warranty. None express, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. Vigyaa won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If Vigyaa doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

Choice of law and jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by Indian law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the Services must take place in a court located in India.

Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between Vigyaa and you concerning the Services.

Government use. If you’re using ​Vigyaa and using this as a publishing platform ​Vigyaa’s TOU ​applies to you​.