“User” refers to you, the person visiting, accessing and/or using the Website by means of any communication device.
All references to “You” and “Your” shall mean the User. All references to “Viacom18”, “Company”, “We”, “Us” and “Our” shall mean Viacom18.
By accessing and/or using the Website, You signify Your agreement to accept these binding User Agreement herein and agree and undertake to abide, be bound by and adhere to the User Agreement. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING USER AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS AND/OR USE THE WEBSITE.
We reserve the right, at Our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms at any time without prior notice. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted/published on the Website herein.
1. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE
1.1. This Website is offered and made available only to Users above the age of 18 years (“Age of Majority”).You represent and warrant that you are an adult, and that you will be solely responsible for ensuring that any child/children authorized by you to use and access the Website does/do so in accordance with this User Agreement (including other policies as referred in the User Agreement/Website.
1.4. The Company grants You a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Website, for non-commercial use only and private viewing only, in accordance with the User Agreement. The User Agreement governs Your access of the Website and any data, message, text, image, audio, sound, voice, codes, computer programmes, software, database, microfilm, video, information, content, etc. that You host, publish, share, transact, display and/or upload.
1.5. Please note that the availability of the Website in Your jurisdiction, and Your ability to access the Website is subject to the Company’s sole discretion. The Company may at its sole discretion restrict the Website from being accessed in certain geographical locations. You undertake that Your access of the Website shall be in compliance with all applicable laws (as
amended from time-to-time). You understand that Your access of the Website and its contents may vary depending upon Your jurisdiction, device specifications, internet connection, etc. You acknowledge and agree that We will provide You only access to the Website and that You will be solely responsible for all equipment as may be necessary for You to access the internet, mobile and/or other connection, operator and service fees associated with Your access etc.
2. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The following terms shall have the meaning as ascribed to them below:
2.1. “Intellectual Property Rights” shall mean all patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, data base right, trade names, brand names, trade secrets, design rights and similar proprietary rights of the Company whether registered or unregistered and all renewals and extensions.
2.2. All rights, title and interest in the Intellectual Property Rights in the Website including without limitation all its constituents, content, text, images, audios, audio-visuals, literary work, artistic work, musical work, computer programme, dramatic work, sound recording, cinematograph film, a video recording, performance and broadcast under the applicable Copyright legislation(s), specifications, instructions, abstracts, summaries, copy sketches, drawings, artwork, software, source code, object code, comments on the source code and object code, domain names, application names, designs, database, tools, icons, layout, programs, titles, names, manuals, graphics, animation, games, applications, user interface instructions, photographs, artist profiles, illustrations, jokes, memes, contests, and all other elements, data, information and materials (“Materials”) are the property of the Company and/or its licensors and/or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to Intellectual Property Rights laws of the world. The Company retains full, complete and absolute title to the Website and all Intellectual Property Rights therein.
2.3. The Website including any Materials thereon shall be deemed to be non-exclusively licensed to You by Us only for Your non-commercial personal use and only for such period as We may, in Our sole discretion, deem appropriate. You shall not use, reproduce, redistribute, sell, offer on commercial, rental, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, adapt, communicate to the public, make a derivative work, interfere with the integrity of the Website (including without limitation the software, coding, constituents, elements, Materials, etc.) in any manner whatsoever.
2.4. You expressly confirm not to, directly or indirectly, copy, reproduce, modify, edit, re-edit, amend, alter, vary, enhance, improve, upgrade, create derivative works, translate, adapt, abridge, delete, display, perform, publish, distribute, circulate, communicate to the public, disseminate, broadcast, transmit, sell, rent, lease, lend, assign, license, sub-license, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, market, promote, circulate, exploit, digitally alter or manipulate the Website (including any and all Materials therein) (in whole or in part) in any manner, medium or mode now know or hereinafter developed.
3. USER MATERIAL
3.1. The Website may allow Users to publish content, data, information, text, images, videos, audios, audio-visuals, User’s opinion, recommendation, advice, view, etc. (“User Material”). The User Material does not reflect the views of the Company. In no event shall the Company be held responsible for any User Material, neither does the Company endorse or recommend any User Material, nor shall the Company be liable for any loss or damages resulting from publishing of the User Material on the Website.
3.2. By submitting a User Material, You grant the Company a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, and authorize others to use the User Material in whole or in part, in any and all media, now known or hereinafter developed, including rights to use the User Material in isolation or in combination with any other material. You agree that in such circumstances, You are not entitled to any intimation or compensation from the Company.
3.3. The Company will have the right but no obligation to monitor, remove, suspend, destroy, use and change any User Material and/or content that is available on or via any chat area on the Website generally, if any, in any manner that the Company may its sole discretion determine, at any time. Although the Company may endeavour to periodically monitor the User Material posted on the Website, the Company will not be responsible for the same.
3.4. In the event the Company hosts or puts up any reviews of any movies or programs, whether third party or own content or other such views, then the views shall demonstrate only the author’s views and not the views of the Company.
3.5. By posting User Material on the Website, You undertake, represent and warrant to the Company that: (a) the User Material is original; (b) does not infringe the rights of any third party including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights; and (c) is not defamatory, derogatory
or abusive or malicious or hurtful to any person, particular entity, groups, caste, religion, race or community or seditious or pornographic or vulgar or in violation of any law.
3.6. You agree, covenant and undertake that You shall NOT host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any data, information, content or message that:
(a) belongs to another person and to which You do not have any right to;
(b) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous defamatory, derogatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, 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;
(c) harm minors in any way;
(d) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights or intellectual property rights;
(e) violates any applicable national or international laws, regulations, rules and/or guidelines;
(f) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
(g) impersonates another person;
(h) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;
(i) threatens the unity, national interest, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of the country you’re accessing the Website from, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting to any other nation/country;
(j) is offensive or has menacing character;
(k) causes annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will;
(l) causes annoyance or inconvenience or is intended to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages.
3.7. You further undertaker that You shall not use the Website to:
(a) violate the privacy right or personal right or confidential information of any person;
(b) commit an act which could be construed as an act of cyber terrorism;
(c) collect, store and/or identify private/personal information of any user or person;
(d) facilitate personal attacks on other individuals, entity, groups, caste, religion, race or community;
(e) stalk or otherwise harass another person or user;
(f) upload, post or e-mail any content that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contract;
(g) upload, post or e-mail any content that infringes privacy rights, intellectual property rights or other third-party rights of any person or party;
(h) upload, post or e-mail any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk- mail, spam, chain-letters or any other form of solicitation;
(i) upload, post or e-mail any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hard ware, devices, platforms or telecommunications equipment and/or the Website;
(j) interfere with, damage, disable, disrupt, impair, create an undue burden on, or gain unauthorized access to the Website, including the Company’s servers, networks or accounts;
(k) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Website are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that adversely affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
(l) cover, remove, disable, manipulate, block or obscure advertisements or other portions of the Website;
(m) delete or revise any information provided by or pertaining to any other user of the Website;
(n) promote and/or generate revenue for Yourself and/or any third-party business activity;
(o) carry out any activity that is prohibited under any applicable laws, rules or regulations;
(p) post unauthorized commercial communications and including advertisements; and/or
(q) manipulate or morph or alter or exploit any other User’s User Material.
3.8 You hereby confirm that the Company in its sole discretion has the right to determine whether any content, data or information published by You on the Website is appropriate and complies with the User Agreement, and accordingly remove any and/or all of Your User Material, and terminate Your access without prior notice. This shall be without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that the Company has under law and/or in equity and/or under this Terms.
3.9 If You submit any User Material on the Website, You shall be deemed to have waived any rights, interest and ownership in the User Material and deemed to have put the contents of the User Material in the public domain, making it open to re-use, reproduction, distribution, communication to the public, adaptation, etc. You understand the risks associated with publishing User Material on the Web site and agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable for any digital alteration, manipulation, morphing, illegal exploitation, etc. of any User Material posted by You.
3.10 You further agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable to You for any threatening, defamatory, derogatory, obscene, offensive or illegal conduct by other users or any infringement of Your intellectual property rights, privacy rights, personal rights, etc. by other users of the Website.
4. CONTESTS AND PROMOTIONS
Any and all contests, promotions and campaigns hosted or conducted on the Website are subject to separate contest terms and conditions (“Contest T&Cs”) and You are requested to read the Contest T&Cs as well as User Agreement before participating in the same and upon participation it shall be deemed that the participant has read and understood the Contest T&Cs. User Agreement are deemed incorporated by reference into Contest T&Cs provided in respect of a particular activity.
5. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS DISCLAIMER. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND AT YOUR FREE WILL.
THE WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIAL THEREIN CONTAINED ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED BY THE COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES AND GROUP COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUB-CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS:
– DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF COMPLE TENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY, AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY AND/OR SECURITY;
– ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INFECTION OR CONTAMINATION OF YOUR SYSTEM OR DEVICE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITES ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, SOFTWARE BOMBS OR SIMILAR ITEMS OR PROC ESSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS;
– ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIAL AND USER MATERIAL THEREON; AND
– DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE, LINKED MICRO SITES, ANY MATERIALS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, SERVICES OFFERED WILL BE UNINTERR UPTED OR ERROR FREE OR ACCURATE OR SUIT YOUR PURPOSE.
EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO KEEP THE WEBSITE RUNNING SMOOTHLY. HOWEVER, THE COMPANY TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, THE WEBSITE BEING UNAVAILABLE DUE TO ANY REASONS.
THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, FITNESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL AND USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE RESTS SOLELY WITH YOU.
THE WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO OTHER THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES WHICH ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE COMPANY. ANY WEBSITE YOU VISIT BY A LINK FROM THE WEBSITE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDING THE WEBSITE. THE CONTENT OF, INCLUDING MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE TO WHICH YOU LINK FROM THE WEBSITE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROVIDER OF THAT THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE. ANY TRANSACTIONS THAT YOU ENTER INTO WITH A THIRD PARTY LISTED IN THIS WEBSITE OR LINKED FROM THIS WEBSITE ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THAT THIRD PARTY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY CONTENT THAT MAY BE ACCESSED VIA THE WEBSITE, NOR THE ORGANIZATIONS PUBLISHING THOSE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR SUCH CONTENT. THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINKS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY US OF THE THIRD-PARTY, OF THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, ADVICE, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS DISPLAYED, PURCHASED, OR OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OR OFFER IN OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES AND GROUP COMPANIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUB-CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS AND/OR DAMAGE AND/OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND/OR MATERIALS AND/OR USER MATERIAL AND/OR ANY CONNECTED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
(a) INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS;
(b) LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE OR SAVINGS OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS;
(c) INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, OR SPECIAL LOSS OR SIMILAR DAMAGES;
(d) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA;
(e) LOSS OF BUSINESS, REPUTATION OR GOODWILL; AND/OR
(f) WASTED OR LOST MANAGEMENT TIME;
EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE OR IF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE WAS FORESEEABLE.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES AND GROUP COMPANIES’ LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES, DAMAGES OR CLAIMS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR WITH THE USER AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE.
YOU AGREE TO FULLY INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES AND GROUP COMPANIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUB-CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, CLAIMS AND DAMAGES INCLUDING LEGAL FEES, RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OF THE USER AGREEMENT; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PUBLICITY, PRIVACY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT; (III) YOUR BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE LAWS; (IV) ANY UNAUTHORIZED, IMPROPER, ILLEGAL OR WRONGFUL USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT BY ANY PERSON, INCLUDING A THIRD PARTY, WHETHER OR NOT AUTHORIZED OR PERMITTED BY YOU; AND (V) YOUR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, COVENANT OR UNDERTAKING UNDER THE USER AGREEMENT OR UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. THIS INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THE EXPIRY OR TERMINATION OF THE USER AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
7. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
7.1. This Website may contain links to other websites owned and operated by third parties who are not related to the Company (“Third-Party Websites”). Third-Party Websites are not under the control of the Company and the Company shall not be responsible for the content of any Third-
Party Websites or any hyperlink contained in a Third-Party Websites and makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such Third-Party Websites.
7.2. Your access and usage of any Third-Party Websites is entirely at Your own risk. The Company shall not be a party to any transaction between You and a Third-Party Website. Your use of a ThirdParty Website is subject to the terms and conditions of that Third-Party Websites in addition to the User Agreement. If there is any inconsistency, to the extent of the inconsistency, the User Agreement prevail.
7.3. The Website may contain third party advertisements, promotions, etc. (that may or may not contain embedded hyperlinks or referral buttons to Third-Party Websites). The display of such advertising does not in any way imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Company of the relevant advertiser, its products or services or any such Third-Party Website. You must refer directly to the relevant advertiser for all information regarding the advertiser and its products and/or services. The Company accepts no responsibility for any interaction between You and the relevant third party and is released from any liability arising out of or in any way connected with such interaction and/or any defects, deficiencies, claims, etc. arising out of an advertiser’s products and/or services.
8. NOTICE & TAKE DOWN PROCESS
8.1. The Company does not endorse or promote any data, information, content or material published on the Website including User Material, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with the same.
8.2. The Company shall take-down any data, information, content or material only upon receiving actual knowledge from a court order or on being notified by the appropriate government or its agency that unlawful acts would be committed if the said data, information, content or material is not deleted from the Website.
8.3. The Company further reserves the right (without the obligation of doing so) to take-down any data, information, content or material, without notice to User and without any liability either to the Company or its directors, key managerial personnel, officers, employees, that the Company in its sole discretion determines to be in violation of Clause 3.6 and/or in violation of Clause 3.7 above and/or in violation of any applicable provision of the laws or rules thereunder.
If You have any questions, queries or complaints with respect to the Website, then such correspondence should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11.1. This User Agreement contains the entire understanding between You and the Company and supersedes all prior understanding between the User and the Company in respect of the User’s access and/or use of the Website.
11.2. If any provision of this User Agreement is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then to the extent to which such provision is illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted and the remaining provisions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
11.3. You confirm that Your representations, warranties, undertakings and covenants, and the clauses relating to indemnities, limitation of liability, grant of license, governing law, confidentiality shall survive the efflux of time and the termination of the User Agreement.
11.4. Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under the User Agreement will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement.
11.5. You agree that the Company shall be under no liability whatsoever to You in the event of non- availability of the Website or any portion thereof occasioned by act of God, war, disease, revolution, riot, civil commotion, strike, lockout, flood, fire, satellite failure, network failures,
server failures, failure of any public utility, terrorist attack, network maintenance, Website maintenance, server maintenance, or any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of the Company.
11.6. Unless otherwise specified, the Website is presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs.
11.8. These User Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the India and be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts at Mumbai, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.