TERMS OF SERVICE
Digital Futurists Private Limited, a company incorporated as per the Companies Act, 2013(“DFAN,” “we,” “us,” or “our“) welcomes you. These Terms of Service (“Terms“) govern access and use the DFAN website www.dfangels.in (“Site“) (“Services“). BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT: (A) YOU ARE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF INDIA; (B) YOU ARE AT OR ABOVE 18 YEARS OF AGE; (C) YOU OWN OR HAVE SUFFICIENT AUTHORIZATION TO USE THE COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, TECHNOLOGY OR OTHER DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE SERVICES; AND (D) YOU WILL ACCESS AND USE THE SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. YOUR USE OF ANY PART OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
Certain programs or features offered by the Services, and certain areas within this and/or other Services may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms“) presented in conjunction with those products or services. You must agree to those Additional Terms before using those programs, services or areas. The Additional Terms and these Terms, taken together, shall apply to your use of those areas or the Services. If there is an inconsistency between the Additional Terms and these Terms, the Additional Terms shall control.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. DFAN is a platform that allows its members (each, a “Registered User“), to access and browse through various start-up companies, for the purpose of joining a likeminded community, attend events, build a venture portfolio and take some type of role in companies of interest.
Unlike social networks, DFAN allows entrepreneurs to raise capital from its members at the same time, while offering valuable support and guidance.
Entrepreneurs. If you, the entrepreneur, seeking an Investment, then you expressly agree to the following:
Prior to making the request available to individuals interested in making an investment of money in your company (each, an “Investor or member of DFAN“), you must complete an application process (the “Application“) and provide us with all information requested in connection with the Application, including, but not limited to, an executive summary of your company (the “Company“), a term sheet describing the investment you are seeking, a presentation to be made to Investors, financial projections of the Company, Company’s legal counsel, and Company’s corporate governance documents. We will review each Application and accept or reject each Application in our sole discretion. If we reject your Application, your request will not be made available on DFAN. If we accept your application, it could be selected for the gallery or be featured as a rigorously vetted live investment opportunity.
In connection to your DFAN profile, we reserve the right to post any interview, live streaming videos or any marketing material we obtain on the platform without prior request for permission.
We may, for the purpose of determining your eligibility as a Registered User, obtain a consumer credit report and/or investigative consumer report pertaining to you, which includes, but is not limited to, information regarding your credit standing. By accepting these Terms, you hereby authorize us, on behalf of yourself as well as all Company officers and individuals holding at least a twenty percent (20%) equity interest in the Company (collectively, “Company Officers“), to request and obtain such reports. You hereby warrant and represent that you have the right to provide such consent on behalf of all Company Officers.
CONFIDENTIALITY. ALTHOUGH WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CREATE AND UPLOAD POSTS AND COMMUNICATE WITH US AND OTHER REGISTERED USERS, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY IDEAS, CONTENT, AND INFORMATION YOU POST OR SHARE WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS THROUGH THE SERVICES MAY BE SEEN AND USED BY OTHER REGISTERED USERS, AND DFAN CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT OTHER REGISTERED USERS WILL NOT USE THOSE IDEAS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION THAT YOU SHARE ON THE SERVICES. THEREFORE, IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, IDEA, OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL, DON’T WANT OTHERS TO USE, AND/OR THAT IS SUBJECT TO THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS THAT MAY BE INFRINGED BY YOUR SHARING IT, DO NOT POST IT ANYWHERE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. DFAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REGISTERED USERS’ MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY OPPORTUNITY, IDEA, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. IN THE EVENT YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE ANY SUCH CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION TO ANOTHER REGISTERED USER, YOU SHOULD FIRST DISCUSS WITH YOUR LEGAL COUNSEL ABOUT ENTERING INTO A NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT WITH SUCH REGISTERED USER.
WAIVER AND RELEASE. Although you are able to find information about Opportunities through our Services, we are not a party to any transaction regarding any such Opportunity (each, a “Transaction“). Accordingly, we shall have no liability to any party in connection with such Transactions. We do recommend, however, that in connection with each Transaction, Registered Users reduce their agreements to writing.
Except as expressly described herein in connection with Companies and Members, we make no attempt to confirm, and do not confirm, any Registered User’s purported identity. You are solely responsible for determining the identity and suitability of other Registered Users whom you may contact by means of the Services.
We make no representations, offer no assurances, and, except as expressly described herein in connection with Companies and Members, do not investigate any of our Registered Users’ backgrounds, morality, character, actions, or demeanor, and you hereby acknowledge that you assume the risk of any encounter or interaction with such persons. We encourage all Registered Users to communicate directly with other Registered Users through the tools available on the Services and to review their profile pages on various external social media platforms for additional information.
Although we reserve the right to do so, we typically do not verify information that Registered Users submit to the Services, except as expressly described herein in connection with Companies and Members.
We do not endorse any Registered Users.
We make no, and hereby disclaim all, representations, warranties, claims, and assurances as to any Opportunity.
Investments are offered to qualified investors only (DFAN members) through the definitive offering materials for the investment. Any potential investor should carefully review such materials, including all of the related risk factors, before investing. Private investments involve a high degree of risk, and investors should be able to afford losing their entire investment without a change in their lifestyle. Private investments should comprise only a portion of an investor’s diversified investment portfolio, as a part of an aggressive asset allocation strategy. Private investments are generally illiquid, and investors who do not have a long-term time horizon or who may have liquidity needs should not invest. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your professional advisors before investing in any private investment.
YOUR HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, SPOUSE, GUARDIANS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASING PARTIES“), AGREE THAT SUCH RELEASING PARTIES SHALL NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT OR CAUSE OF ACTION, AND HEREBY FULLY, FINALLY, AND FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND ACQUIT DFAN, DFAN CORPORATION AND ITS PAST, CURRENT, AND FUTURE MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT ENTITIES, ATTORNEYS, PRINCIPALS, TRUSTEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, OPERATING PARTNERSHIPS, GENERAL PARTNERS, INSURERS, REINSURERS, AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, OBLIGATIONS, COSTS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, CLAIMS FOR SUMS OF MONEY, CONTRACTS, CONTROVERSIES, AGREEMENTS, JUDGMENTS, AND DEMANDS WHATSOEVER, RIGHTS, LIABILITIES, ACTIONS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, FIXED OR CONTINGENT, WHICH SUCH RELEASING PARTIES NOW HAVE OR MAY CLAIM TO HAVE IN THE FUTURE (COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”) ARISING OUT OF, BASED UPON, ATTRIBUTABLE TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS, ANY TRANSACTION, AND ANY OPPORTUNITY.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE PARTIES THAT THE FOREGOING RELEASE AND DISCHARGE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS A BAR TO ALL CLAIMS OF WHATEVER CHARACTER, NATURE, AND KIND, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, HEREINABOVE SPECIFIED TO BE SO BARRED. IN FURTHERANCE OF THIS INTENTION, THE RELEASING PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS CONFERRED UPON THEM BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, WHICH STATES AS FOLLOWS:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
DESCRIPTION OF REGISTERED USERS
We provide Visitors and Registered Users with access to the Services as described in these Terms.
Visitors. Visitors, as the term implies, are people who don’t register with us, but want to look around and see what the Services are all about. No login is required for Visitors. Visitors can (a) view all publicly-accessible content, and (b) e-mail us.
Registered Users. Login is required for all Registered User services. Registered Users can do all the things that Visitors can do, and may also be able to (a) log into the platform, browse events, look through deals and comments, and review other content; (b) update their accounts; (c) network and communicate with other Registered Users; (d) participate in our exclusive promotional offers, contests, sweepstakes, ongoing & upcoming investment opportunities, and networking events; and (e) sign up for alerts and other notifications.
We may, for the purpose of determining your eligibility as a Registered User, obtain a consumer credit report and/or investigative consumer report pertaining to you, which includes, but is not limited to, information regarding your credit standing. DFAN reserves the right to conduct business audits and background checks on registered users that are using any DFAN services in the event DFAN suspects any fraud or foul play. Furthermore, if any misleading statements or fraud is discovered, all costs associated with the investigation and audit will be billed directly to the individual or entity at fault with the credit card or debit card or account information on file, without obtaining prior permission.
By accepting these Terms, you hereby authorize us to request and obtain such reports if you register as a member.
When using the Services Registered Users may elect to consent to receive text messages. In either case, the Registered User consents to and shall pay all carrier data, messaging, and other fees resulting from their usage of the Services.
COMMUNITY GUIDELINES. DFAN community, like any community, functions best when its people follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Services, you hereby agree to comply with these community rules and that:
You will not use the Services for any unlawful purpose;
You will not offer any Opportunity that you do not yourself own or have the right to offer (i.e., you may not serve as an agent on behalf of any third party);
You will not submit false or misleading information, or submit any investment that you do not intend to honor;
You will not use the Services to engage in any other commercial activities, including, without limitation; advertising or promoting a product, service, or company; or engaging in any pyramid or other multi-tiered marketing scheme;
You will not access or use the Services to collect any market research for a competing business;
You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that:
infringes any copyright, trademark, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights or confidential information of any person or entity; or
is threatening, tortious, defamatory, libellous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, or promotes violence; or
discloses any sensitive information about another person, including that person’s e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information;
You will not “stalk” or otherwise harass another;
You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; and
You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Services through the use of any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Service through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means.
You will not solicit DFAN members or companies for recruiting purposes or to join competing platforms.
DFAN reserves the right to reclaim URLs used for any reason at all.
We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the Services, or any portion of the Services, without notice, and to remove any comments that do not adhere to these guidelines.
FEES AND PAYMENT. There is an annual flat membership fee associated with becoming a member. In such case, you agree that DFAN may authorize your credit card (or other approved facility) for payment of all fees and charges made under your Password (as defined below). For more information on payment policy, click here[JS2] .
As set forth more fully below, you must keep your Password strictly confidential. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Password, and you agree to be personally liable for all charges incurred under your Password. Your liability for such charges shall continue after termination of the Agreement. If you have a question about a transaction on your credit card statement, please use the “Contact Us” section of the Website to contact customer service.
SIGN-IN NAME; PASSWORD; UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS. We want to make things as easy as possible for our Registered Users, so the Services permit you to sign in using passwords (“Passwords“). During the registration process for Registered Users, we will ask you to create an account, which includes a sign-in name (“Sign-In Name“), a Password, and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future (“Unique Identifiers“). When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered User. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Sign-In Name, Password, and Unique Identifiers, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered through the Services using one or more of them. You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. If provided by DFAN, we reserve the right to delete or change your Password, Sign-In Name, or Unique Identifier at any time and for any reason. DFAN will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The Services contain material, such as software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, audio-visual works, and other material provided by or on behalf of DFAN (collectively referred to as the “Content“). The Content may be owned by us or by third parties. The Content is protected under the applicable law. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use the Content except as permitted under these Terms. No other use is permitted without prior written consent from us. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.
If you violate any part of these Terms, your permission to access and/or use the Content and the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of DFAN (“DFAN Trademarks“) used and displayed on the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of DFAN and DFAN. Other company, product, and service names located on the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks“, and, collectively with the DFAN Corporation Trademarks, the “Trademarks“). Nothing on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of the DFAN Corporation DFAN Trademarks inures to our benefit.
Elements of the Services are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other applicable laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to the use of framing or mirrors. None of the Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.
COMMUNICATIONS TO US; USER SUBMISSIONS; AND PUBLICITY. As noted above, although we encourage you to submit Posts and communicate with us and other Registered Users, we do not want you to, and you should not, submit any Opportunities, ideas, content, or other information that contains confidential information. With respect to all communications you send to us specifically concerning DFAN or our Services, including but not limited to, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to anything you post to the Services, including text and photographs, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared it with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. You do, however, grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to grant sublicenses, to use, copy, display, and perform all submissions you provide to us in any media now known or hereafter devised solely in connection with providing you the Services, and the right, but not the obligation, to use any such material, including, without limitation, your name, image, likeness, photograph, and Sign-In Name to advertise and promote the Services and/or DFAN.
NO WARRANTIES/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES, ANY OPPORTUNITIES, OR THE REGISTERED USERS. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE SERVICES FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE CONTENT AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES, THEIR SERVERS, OR THEIR CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE CONTENT AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, OR PRICING ERRORS LISTED ON THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN EVERY LOCATION. A REFERENCE TO AN OPPORTUNITY ON THE SERVICES DOES NOT IMPLY THAT SUCH OPPORTUNITY IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE IT. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
NO MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES SHALL BE USED OR CONSIDERED AS AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES OR SERVICES OF ANY ENTITY. INVESTMENT OFFERS CAN ONLY BE MADE WHERE LAWFUL UNDER, AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH, APPLICABLE LAW. NEITHER THE WEBSITE NOR THE SERVICE PROVIDES INVESTMENT OR OTHER ADVICE, AND NO INFORMATION OR MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE IS TO BE RELIED UPON FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING OR COMMUNICATING INVESTMENT OR OTHER DECISIONS. WE DO NOT ADVISE ON THE TAX CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INVESTMENT. TO THE EXTENT THAT PAST PERFORMANCE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS, AND NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY INVESTMENT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE ACHIEVED IN THE PAST, OR THAT SIGNIFICANT LOSSES WILL BE AVOIDED.
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS EXCLUDES OR LIMITS LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY SET OUT IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH; DFAN WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), PRE-CONTRACT OR OTHER REPRESENTATIONS (OTHER THAN FRAUDULENT ON NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATIONS) OR OTHERWISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ANY:
ECONOMIC LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF REVENUES, DATA, PROFITS, CONTRACTS, BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS);
LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REVENUE, PROFITS, PRODUCTION OR GOODWILL;
ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA, DATABASE OR SOFTWARE;
ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE;
SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY THAT PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ANY MATTER UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
DFAN’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SHALL IN ANY EVENT BE LIMITED TO A SUM EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT(S) IN RESPECT OF ONE INCIDENT OR SERIES OF INCIDENTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SAME CLAUSE.
EXTERNAL SITES. The Services may contain links to third-party websites (“External Sites“). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such External Sites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access linked External Sites, you do so at your own risk.
INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, authorized agents and representatives and assigns harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of these Terms (including, without limitation, breach of any warranties or representations made by you herein) or any of your Transactions or Opportunities or your access to, use, or misuse of the Content or the Services. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.
COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. The Services are based in India. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of India. If you access the Services or the Content from outside of India, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of India, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.
TERMINATION. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate these Terms / this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Services, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time without prior notice or liability.
COPYRIGHT. DFAN respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content or user submissions deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Services where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
MISCELLANEOUS. These Terms are governed by the internal substantive laws of India, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. You expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of courts at New Delhi, India. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction or terminated in accordance with the Termination provision above, the invalidity or termination of such provision shall not affect the validity of the following provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect: “Confidentiality,” “Waiver and Release,” “Intellectual Property,” “Communications to Us; User Submissions; and Publicity,” “No Warranties/Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Termination,” and “Miscellaneous.”
Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in these Terms. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, these Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. These Terms will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out:
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you provided at the time of requesting goods, services or information from us:
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, to analyze trends, to administer Our Site, to track users’ movements around Our Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your information as follows:
Please contact us on [[email protected]] if you do not want your data used in one or more of the ways described above. There is further guidance on this in the ‘Your Rights’ section of this policy.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may also disclose your personal data to third parties in the following situations:
We may provide your personal data to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing payments.
You have the right to access information that is held about you. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing copies of any relevant materials in order to protect your privacy and security.
You may be entitled to ask us:
In some situations – for example, where we can prove a legal right to process your data – your rights may be limited. In some cases, we may be able to retain your data even if you withdraw your consent.
Where we require information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such information is not provided, then we will not be able to meet obligations placed on us or manage your transactions on Our Site. In all other cases, provision of requested information is optional.
In the interests of transparency, we are happy to answer any queries relating to how we process your information and resolves any complaints you may have. You are entitled to raise any matter with the relevant data protection authority, but we encourage you to approach us first.
How to exercise your rights. You can correct, change or delete your information in your ‘Account Settings’ page. You can stop receiving our emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or accessing the email preferences in your ‘Account Settings’ page.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, which in some cases involving the collection and processing of financial data may require a retention period of 7 years (or longer if required by law).
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by DFAN and our partners, including marketing partners affiliates, or analytics service providers and business process service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering Our Site, tracking users’ movements around Our Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
HOW WE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION
We use secure servers to store all information you provide to us via email or Our Site.
The password you choose upon registration will grant your access to certain parts of Our Site. You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
The security of your personal data is important to us. When you enter sensitive on Our Site, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Our Site, you can contact us on [[email protected]].
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY INFORMATION
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a contact about Our Site, we will ask you for your contact’s name and email address. You must have consent from your contact to provide this information to us. We will automatically send your contact a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Our Site stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your contact may contact us [[email protected]] to request that we remove this information from our database.
Links to Third Party Sites. Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our suppliers, partner networks, advertisers, affiliates and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites should have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or the content or operation of these websites. Please check these policies and the terms of the websites before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Profiles. The profile you create on Our Site may be publicly accessible unless otherwise indicated.
Single Sign-On. You can log in to Our Site using the sign-in service such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal data with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like LinkedIn, Facebook and Google may give you the option to post information about your activities on Our Site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
You can reach us via email on [[email protected]]