Terms & Conditions

A. OVERVIEW

The following page contains TERMS OF USE written in easy language. We refer to our General Site Terms and our Privacy Policy collectively as “the Terms” or “our Terms”. We have tried to minimize the legalese (i.e. text that is perfectly understandable by a lawyer but will sound like legal mumbo-jumbo to you).

As you will hopefully notice, these Terms are both understandable to laywomen/ men like yourself and actually enjoyable to read. We hope you will appreciate our efforts in simplifying it and ‘Happy reading from the whole team behind the CT’.

B. PRIVACY POLICIES AND TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF USE SHOULD BE STRICTLY READ ALONG WITH PRIVACY POLICIES. READING AND ACCEPTING ONE SHALL BE TREATED AS ACCEPTANCE OF BOTH.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICIES

These Site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies  (collectively called the “Terms”) is a legally binding agreement made by and between curioustimes.in (hereinafter, “CT”) and you, personally and, if applicable, on behalf of the entity for whom you are using this web platform or App or any of its services (collectively, “you”). These Terms govern your use of CT’s website located at www.curioustimes.in (hereinafter the “Site”) and CT’s services.

By accessing or using any part of the Site, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by this Terms. If you do not agree to be so bound, do not access or use the Site.

C. GENERAL TERMS OF USE

  1. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM PROVISIONS (GOVERNING LAW)

The Site is run by CT, a privately held organization located at Gurgaon, Haryana, India. You agree that these Terms and your use of the Site and the materials and content produced by CT are governed by the laws of India. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts, tribunals, agencies and other dispute resolution organizations in New Delhi, India in all disputes:

1.    Arising out of, relating to, or concerning the Site, CT, and/or these Terms.

2.    Where the Site, CT, and/or these Terms is an issue or a material fact.

3.    Where the Site, CT, and/or these Terms are referenced in a paper filed in a court, tribunal, agency or other dispute resolution organization.

CT has endeavored to comply with all legal requirements known to it in creating and maintaining the Site, but makes no representation that materials and/or content on the Site or produced by CT are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. You are responsible for compliance with applicable laws. Any use in contravention of this provision or any provision of these Terms is at your own risk and, if any part of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms shall govern such use.

2. LIABILITY

Your use of and browsing of the Site is at your own risk. CT does not warrant that the software used for the Site, and the information, material, and content on it, or any other services and materials provided by means of the Site or by CT are error-free, or that their use will be uninterrupted. CT expressly disclaims all warranties related to the above-mentioned subject matter, including, without limitation, those of accuracy, condition, merchantability and fitness for particular purpose. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary on the Site, in no event shall CT be liable for any loss of profits, revenues, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other similar damages arising out of or in connection with the Site or out of the use of any of the services proposed by means of the Site.

CT make no representations or guarantees about any aspect of the content on the Site and does not endorse any opinions expressed by any users. ALL CONTENT IS POSTED “AS IS” AND YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF USING OR RELYING ON ANY CONTENT, ADVICE OR OPINION DISPLAYED IN THE SITE.

LIMITATION OF DAMAGES; RELEASE

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SITE, THE SERVICE, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, USE,  OR DATA, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING, THAT RESULT FROM: (A) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, OR DISPLAY OF YOUR USER CONTENT; (B) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (C) THE SERVICE GENERALLY OR THE SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE; OR (D) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH USE OR WITH ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

3. UPDATES

Internet technology, publishing technology, and the applicable laws, rules, and regulations change frequently. Accordingly, CT reserves the unilateral right to update, modify, change and alter the Site, the Terms as well as its Data Use and Privacy Policy, at any time. All such updates, modifications, changes and alterations are binding on all users and browsers of the Site, readers of electronic and non-electronic versions of the publications produced by CT. Such updates will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site, either by registration or simple use, constitutes sufficient assent to any new or modified provision of this Terms that may be posted on the Site.

4. LEGAL DISCLAIMER

CT and its authors make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information, material, or content on the Site.

THE MATERIAL AND CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE AND ANY CONTENT PRODUCED BY OR PUBLISHED THROUGH CT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS WARRANTY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL CT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF CT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

CT, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR PAYMENT PROCESSING VENDORS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential and or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. Furthermore, CT does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of information of links or other items contained within these materials that have been provided by third parties or have been downloaded from different internet or non-internet sources.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, Expert columns etc. but not directly by the Site, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in the public areas of the Site or the Service or to limit or deny a user’s access to the Service or take other appropriate action if a user violates these Terms of Use or engages in any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity or which we deem unlawful, offensive, abusive, harmful or malicious. E-mails and messages sent between you and other participants that are not readily accessible to the general public will be treated by us as private to the extent required by applicable law.

CT shall have the right to remove any material that in its sole opinion violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement or which might be offensive, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others.  Unauthorized use may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under the law. If you become aware of a misuse of our Service or violation of these Terms of Use, please contact us at office@curioustimes.in.

5. PROVISION REGARDING CHANGE IN ATTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS

Please contact us at office@curioustimes.in, if you or your school, wish to correct or change attribution or presentation of any image/material used on the Site, which you, or your organization, are the rightful copyright holder of. We will request that you submit proof of your ownership of the copyright on this material but will act immediately on any reasonable request.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that the users do the same. We have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Service who are repeat infringers. We may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.

6. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Every effort has been made by the Site’s individual contributing authors as well as CT to discover and contact copyright holders of artwork/illustrations/content used on the Site. To the extent that a copyright holder could not be found or an inadvertent permissions or copyright error was made, CT stands ready to remove content upon notice and request by a copyright holder. In the case that you believe that any content or other material provided through the Site allegedly infringes your copyright, you should notify CT of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

We will process each notice of alleged infringement which CT receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to office@curioustimes.in (subject: “Takedown Request”)

7. TRADEMARKS AND OTHER RIGHTS

All trademarks, logos, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited by CT and its authors are the property of their respective owners. The use of any trademark in our materials does not vest in the author or CT any trademark ownership rights in such trademarks, nor does the use of such trademarks imply any affiliation with or endorsement of CT and its authors by such owners. As such, CT cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk. Content which in CT’s reasonable opinion are believed to constitute trademarks may or may not have been labeled as such. However, neither the presence nor absence of such labels should be regarded as affecting the legal status of any trademarks.

8. SCREENSHOTS

Screenshots of copyrighted computer software, for which the copyright is held by the author(s) or the company that created the software, is believed to fall under the legal doctrine known as “Fair Use”. It is believed that reproduction for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, or research does not constitute copyright infringement. If you reuse screenshots, as well as any other information provided by CT, you do so at your own risk and under the applicable copyright laws of your country.

9. COPYRIGHT OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts in the platform are submitted by their authors, who use the platform to make their work as accessible as possible to CT’s user community. When a webpage on the Site references, cites or lists a work from the bibliography, its abstract is included. Abstracts entail varying copyrights, depending on which publisher the work is published through. You should assume that abstracts in the Site fall under the copyright – with all rights reserved – of its publisher and/or author and therefore must always use/cite abstracts according to the Fair Use doctrine. You may visit the publisher’s website to learn about the specific copyright terms or contact the author directly. You must cite/use abstracts according to the principles of Fair Use as it may otherwise be construed as a copyright infringement and subject to legal action.

10. REGISTRATION; RULES FOR USER CONDUCT AND USE OF THE SERVICE

Our fiduciary relationship is with the parent and schools and teachers, who are adults and entities capable of entering into legally binding contracts. We understand that the content on this site shall also be consumed by wards and students of parents and teachers respectively. You agree that you take responsibility of overseeing the usage of the content by children. Any user content shall be uploaded by you and not the child.

If you are a user who signs up for the Service, you will create a personalized account which includes a unique username and a password to access the Service and to receive messages from us.

11. USER SUBMISSIONS / USER CONTENT

You hereby understand and acknowledge that content additions to our platform (including article, pictures, abstracts), additions the platform (including descriptions), user-contributed notes on each page (including text, photographs, graphics), or other materials posted by users on the Site (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not CT, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post or otherwise make available to other users of the Site.

By transmitting and submitting any User Content while using the Site or the Service, you agree as follows:

When submitting content to the Site, you agree to not;

12. LICENSE GRANT

By posting any User Content via the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to the Company a royalty-free, sublicensable, 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, if applicable, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service.

13. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

You acknowledge and agree that we and our licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Service, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. Other product and company names that are mentioned on the Service may be trademarks of their respective owners. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under these Terms of Use.

14. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

If CT provides links or pointers to other websites, no inference or assumption should be made that CT operates, controls, or is otherwise connected with these websites. When you click on a link within the Site, we will not warn you that you have left a Site and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of the destination website. In some cases it may be less obvious than others that you have left a Site and reached another website. Please be careful to read the terms of use and privacy policy of any website before you provide any confidential information or engage in any transactions. You should not rely on these Terms for another website.

Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness. CT is not responsible for the content or practices of any other website. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that CT is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any third party website.

Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply our approval or endorsement. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies, including these Terms of Use, no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third Party Site to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the Third Party Site.

15. EMAIL COMMUNICATION: CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION NOTICE

Email messages sent from members of CT, including emails generated from the use of the Site website, are proprietary to CT, and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom they are addressed. Such messages may contain privileged or confidential information and should not be circulated or used for any purpose other than for what they are intended. If you receive a message from a member of CT in error, please notify the sender immediately. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from using, copying, altering, or disclosing the contents of the message. CT accepts no responsibility for loss or damage arising from the use of the information transmitted by email message including damage from virus.

You may not use or allow others to use your username and CT email address to e-mail, instant message, voice mail, fax, chat, send spam (e-mail) and spim (instant messages), or send any other unsolicited bulk communication to users of the Site or anyone else. You may not access the Site to harvest or collect any information about our users for any purpose without our express written authorization. You may not create multiple usernames for sending unsolicited bulk communications or posting advertising or other notice on the Site. Any violation of these provisions may result in immediate suspension or termination of your membership.

16. USAGE CONDITIONS

Please make sure that you understand that some or all of the information provided by CT is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners, partners, users, or authors of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual contributors of the CT, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project. If you choose to use or copy anything from this site it does not create or imply any contractual or extra-contractual liability on the part of CT or any of its members, partners, sponsors, affiliates, contributors or other users. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

If a court of law finds that any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable.

17. MEMBERSHIP

CT currently offers three categories of paid membership to users: Parent of Child, Teachers (through schools) of Student and Institutes supporting education. Such options are available when a user registers into the Site. Users cannot sell, transfer, lease or otherwise allow unauthorized third parties to use access/use their account. Company memberships, institutional memberships and  are subject to these Terms, including all further authorized individual accounts

Your CT membership will begin on the day you finish your registration process and payment is processed through one of our payment gateways, whichever comes later, and will continue on a monthly/ quarterly/ annual basis as paid by you unless you cancel your membership or we terminate it according to these Terms.

CT will bill your monthly, quarterly or yearly membership fee to your current payment method. You must cancel your membership before it renews each year in order to avoid billing of the next month’s or year’s membership fees to your payment method.

Any materially different or additional terms from those described in these Terms (including school and institutional memberships) will be disclosed when you create your account and sign-up into your membership or in other communications made available to you, including e-mail. CT hereby reserves the right to modify, terminate or otherwise amend its offered membership plans.

18. TERMINATION

CT will have the right to terminate your access to the Site if it reasonably believes you have breached any of the terms and conditions of these Terms. Following termination, you will not be permitted to use the Site. If your access to the Site is terminated, CT reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized access to the Site, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and direct contact with your Internet Service Provider. These Terms will survive indefinitely unless and until CT chooses to terminate them, regardless of whether any account you open is terminated by you or CT or if you have the right to access or use the Site.

19. FORCE MAJEURE, WEBSITE DOWNTIME, AND SERVICE OUTAGES

CT will not be liable for failing to perform under these Terms because of any event beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, a labor disturbance, an Internet outage or interruption of service, a communications outage, failure by a service provider to CT to perform, fire, terrorism, natural disaster, or war.

20. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS

You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, relating to, or connected with your use of the Site, must be filed within 15 days after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.

21. BILLING, PAYMENTS, REFUNDS, CANCELLATION

Billing. By starting your CT membership and providing your payment method (e.g. Debit/ Credit Card, Net Banking, PayPal account, or other payment methods introduced from time to time), you hereby authorize CT to charge and process a monthly, quarterly or yearly membership fee depending on the membership type at the then-indicated current rate, and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of CT’s platform or services. In other words, you authorize the CT to initiate payment collection for your membership. CT shall not auto debit or charge for renewal without further consent from you.

CT hereby reserves the right to adjust pricing for its services or any components thereof in any manner and at any time, as determined in CT’s sole and final decision. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms, any price changes to your membership will enter into force following e-mail notice to you.

The fee for your membership service will be billed at the beginning of the paying term of your membership and each month/ quarter or year thereafter (depending on whether the given membership is paid monthly/ quarterly or yearly). CT reserves the right to modify or otherwise change billing dates. In the event your membership begins on a day not contained in a given month, CT may bill your payment method on a day in the applicable month or such other day as CT deems appropriate.

Payments. Online payments for services offered through the Site are currently done by our various “Payment Gateways”. All Payment Gateways are external, third party payment processing vendors and their payment services and other services are subject to their respective Terms and Conditions. CT hereby reserves the right to offer further Payment Gateways, which will be governed and subject to the respective terms and conditions of such third party payment processing vendors. CT does NOT directly or indirectly, receive, retain, store or use your credit card information – in fact it never touches the CT servers. Your credit card data constitutes sensitive personal information which will be processed by third parties not directly related to CT.

If a payment is not successfully charged, due to credit card expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your payment method information or cancel your account, you shall remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing the payment method, as it may be available and/or updated. For certain payment methods, the issuer of your credit card or other payment method may charge you transaction fees or other charges. CT is not responsible for such fees or charges. Please revise your payment method service provider for details.

Refunds. CT does not refund any membership fee paid, unless there is a material and documented failure on part of CT. Such material and documented issue shall be jointly considered between you and CT, and you accept that CT’s decision will be final, at its sole and absolute discretion. Any effectuated refund does not entitle you to further refunds or other considerations in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate CT to provide them in the future, under any circumstance.

Cancellation. You may cancel your CT membership at any time by raising a ticket addressed to office@curioustimes.in.

22. TAXES AND GST

In the name of Simplicity for CT’s members/clients and the online user experience, our prices always include GST when applicable. GST is based in India, so CT may charge a 25% extra on payments, depending on which originating country the member or customer is based on.

23. OWNERSHIP

The Site and its services are operated by Curioustimes.in

24. CHANGES TO THE SITE

CT may, in its sole discretion, change, modify, suspend, make improvements to, or discontinue any aspect, functionality, content or service of the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time without notice to you, and CT will not be liable for doing so.

25. ADDITIONAL TERMS

These Terms contain the entire understanding between you and CT regarding the use of the Site and the services of CT, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and CT relating thereto. These Terms will be binding upon each party hereto and its successors and permitted assigns. These Terms and all of your rights and obligations under them may not be assignable or transferable by you without the prior written consent of CT. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power, or privilege under these Terms will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, or privilege under these Terms. You and CT are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these Terms. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these Terms, all of which will remain in full force and effect.

26. MODIFICATION OF TERMS OF USE

We can amend these Terms of Use at any time and will update these Terms of Use in the event of any such amendments. It is your sole responsibility to check the Site from time to time to view any such changes in this agreement. Your continued use of the Site or the Service signifies your agreement to our revisions to these Terms of Use. We will endeavor to notify you of material changes to the Terms by posting a notice on our homepage and/or sending an email to the email address you provided to us upon registration. For this additional reason, you should keep your contact and profile information current. Any changes to these Terms (other than as set forth in this paragraph) or waiver of our rights hereunder shall not be valid or effective except in a written agreement bearing the physical signature of one of our officers. No purported waiver or modification of this agreement on our part via telephonic or email communications shall be valid.

27. LEGAL DISPUTES

Any dispute arising from the use of the Site or the interpretation of the terms is governed by the laws of India, and shall be settled by the courts of New Delhi, India. All communications regarding legal matters must be made in writing to: CT Address..