Terms of Service
The services are performed by VBRIDGE HUB PRIVATE LIMITED, a company incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act 2013, with its registered office at No. 12/A, Phase-1, Classic Orchards, Behind Meenakshi Temple, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore, Karanatka-560076, India. The services are provided through a marketplace where Users can identify each other and engage in discussion related to prospective business arrangements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Terms of Service, vBridge Hub shall not assist in resolving any disputes which may arise in connection with services agreed to be provided between the Users.
RELATIONSHIP WITH VBRIDGE HUB vBridge Hub merely makes the services available to enable the Users to find and transact directly with each other. vBridge Hub does not introduce Users to one another or find potential projects for the Users. Though through the services provided, a User may be notified of other Users that may be seeking the services they offer. However, Users at all times are responsible for evaluating and determining the suitability of any project or other Users for their project on their own. If Users decide to enter into an agreement with other Users, the agreement is directly between the Users and vBridge Hub is not a party to that agreement. Users are solely responsible for (a) ensuring the accuracy and legality of any User content, (b) determining the suitability of other Users for a potential agreement (such as any interviews, vetting, background checks, or similar actions), (c) negotiating, agreeing to, and executing any terms or conditions of an agreement, or (d) paying for the services rendered in accordance with the terms of the agreement. You further acknowledge, agree, and understand that you are solely responsible for assessing whether to enter into an agreement with another User and for verifying any information about another User. vBridge Hub does not make any representations about or guarantee the truth or accuracy of any User Content on the Website; does not verify any feedback or information provided by Users about any other User; and does not vet or otherwise perform background checks on the Users. You acknowledge, agree, and understand that vBridge Hub does not, in any way, supervise, direct, control, or evaluate Users or their work and is not responsible for any potential transaction between the Users. vBridge Hub makes no representations about and does not guarantee, and you agree not to hold vBridge Hub responsible for, the quality, safety, or legality of the services provided by any other User; the qualifications, background, or identities of other Users; the ability of other Users to deliver services; the ability of other Users to pay for the Services; User Content, statements or posts made by Users; or the ability or willingness of any User to actually complete a transaction.
- Your Acceptance
“Website” shall mean https://www.vbridgehub.com and webpages pages associated with the same. “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”, “vBridge Hub” shall mean VBRIDGE HUB PRIVATE LIMITED and shall include its subsidiaries, affiliates and group companies. “Content” shall mean and includes, without limitation, any information, data (including but not limited any visual data), text, reports, blogs, User profiles, software, tags, graphics, scripts, photos, videos and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible either by you or by us or our partners or sponsors on or through the Service. “Service(s)” shall mean services provided through the Website, as described in further detail at: https://vbridgehub.com/services/. The Services provided through the Website may change from time to time, at the sole discretion of the Company. “You” or “User(s)” shall mean any end user including but not limited to an individual acting on behalf of Start-up, an IT Service Provider, an Enterprise or Investor which has completed the account registration process, as described under account registration below. Unless repugnant to the context thereof, the term “User” shall also include any casual visitor of the Website. Any individual acting on behalf of a Start-up, IT Service Provider, Enterprise or Investor, hereby represents that he/she has the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this ToS on behalf of the entity and represents to abide by all of the terms and conditions contained herein.
- Updation of Terms of Service
The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or replace all or any part of the ToS, or change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time by posting a notice on the Website or by sending you an email. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to the ToS constitutes acceptance of those changes.
In order to access and use the Services or register a vBridge Hub Account you must be an individual and should be at least 18 years old and should be competent to get into contracts in accordance with the Indian Contact Act, 1872. Further, the individual shall have the right/authority and capacity to enter into this ToS on behalf of the entity which he/she is representing.
- Registration and Account Integrity
When you use the Services, you will first be asked to create an account with us. As part of the registration process/for creating your account, you will need to provide us with the following information such as your name, the organisation you are representing, the url of the organisation’s website, mobile number, and your official email address. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is accurate, secure, and not misleading. You cannot create a username using (i) the names and information of another person; or (ii) using words that are the trademarks or the property of another party (including ours); or (iii) words that are vulgar, obscene or in any other way inappropriate. We reserve the right with or without notice to suspend or terminate any account in breach of the above conditions. You will immediately notify us in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or any other account-related security breach upon the same being noticed by you. You can access the Services through your account maintained in the Website. The account is provided on an ‘as-is’ basis. While we strive to maintain the highest levels of Service availability, and we will not be liable for any interruption that may be caused to your access of the Services or to your registered account on the Website. You agree to: (1) choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; You are responsible for anything that happens through your account.
- Communication with other Users
Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, which includes sharing your profile details, sending direct messages to the other Users, conducting webinars, and publishing blogs. Information and Content that you share or post may be seen by other Users on the Website. We have made certain privacy settings available to all Users, and we will honour the choices you make about who can see content or information. However, it is advisable that the Users use such privacy settings in a manner which suits their preferences while using the Website. We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Website and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
- Service Fees and Payment
- Rules and Conduct
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the ToS or other rules or policies implemented by us from time to time or any other applicable law. To ensure the discussions on the Website help our Users to be more productive vBridge Hub has put in place a set of guidelines outlining the activities that are acceptable on the Website, and what is inappropriate. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance and restrictions governing your use of, and participation in, our Services.
- Be Professional. We acknowledge the value of discussions around professional activities and ask our Users to behave professionally by not being dishonest or inappropriate.
- Be Nice. The Services should not be used to harm others or their career or business prospects or to air personal grievances and disputes.
- Respect Others’ Rights and Follow the Law. Before sharing or using copyrighted works, trademarks, private information, or trade secrets, please make sure you have the legal right to do so.
- Respect vBridge Hub’s Rights. Don’t violate the rights of vBridge Hub. The Users shall not suggest that they are affiliated with or endorsed by vBridge Hub when they are not.
In addition to the guidelines mentioned above, you shall not display, download, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that you receive as a part of Services being offered to you and you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) take any action that: (i) would constitute a violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity; (iii) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous defamatory, 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; (iv) impersonates any person or entity, (v) harm minors in any way, (vi) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature, (vii) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, 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 any other nation, or (viii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource. vBridge Hub reserves the right to remove any Content (including your profile) from the Website at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content via the report/spam button, or if vBridge Hub is concerned that You may have violated the Terms of Service), with or without notice to the User/Users.
vBridge Hub hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service as set forth in these ToS provided you shall not (directly or indirectly):
- interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service;
- bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or parts thereof);
- decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction;
- modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; and
- copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or all of the rights that you receive hereunder.
- Your Use of the Content
You understand and acknowledge that:
- The Content is provided to you in an ‘as is’ manner and vBridge Hub is not responsible for the Content uploaded by you and the other Users on the Website. You shall not copy, reproduce, make available online or electronically transmit, publish, adapt, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of vBridge Hub or the respective licensors of the Content. vBridge Hub and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
- While accessing the Website, Service and the Content provided by vBridge Hub, you understand that the Content made available on the Website is based on indicative fields and vBridge Hub is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content or Services. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against vBridge Hub with respect to the Content and the Services provided.
- You understand that your Content may be republished and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability, and that vBridge Hub will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by vBridge Hub in accordance with this ToS.
- You understand that any other Content you find on or through the Website is the sole responsibility of the User who originated such Content.
- You are not relying on vBridge Hub to, and that you understand that we do not, endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Website or endorse any opinions expressed via the Website.
- You understand that by using the Website and the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, and that you have no claim against vBridge Hub for any such material.
- Intellectual Property Rights
vBridge Hub owns the title over all the Intellectual Property on the platform (except your personally identifiable information). No information, content or material from the platform may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way without vBridge’s express permission.
- Use of Your Information and Content
You should only provide Content and information that is your own or have the right to use. We do not claim ownership of your Content. Instead, when you share any Content on the Website, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your Content. We reserve the right to maintain, delete or destroy all information, Content and materials uploaded on the Website pursuant to our internal record retention and/or destruction policies, upon reasonable notice provided to you. We may make use of third party cloud services provider or our own service infrastructure for hosting the servers and databases. While we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the data stored on our servers is persistent and always available to the User, we will not be responsible in the event of failure of the third-party servers or any other factors outside our reasonable control that may cause the User data to be permanently deleted, irretrievable, or temporarily inaccessible.
- Third Party Content or Service
vBridge Hub may provide Users with links to, or contact information for, third party sites or services. vBridge Hub is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any third-party content, sites, or services mentioned on the Website. For example: we may use data from third-party partners, to show you ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we believe will be meaningful to you. And we try to make that content as relevant as all your other experiences on vBridge Hub. It is hereby stated that Company shall in no way be responsible for any acts or omissions of third parties whom the User may connect with through a mechanism facilitated by the Company. Any transaction, dealings or communication otherwise that the User may have with such third parties are at the User’s own risk and we make no warranties, express or implied regarding the quality or suitability of the services or products of such third-party Users/vendors.
- Alerts and Notifications
The Website provides you with multiple automatic alerts and notifications. You understand and agree that any alerts provided to you through the Service may be delayed or prevented by a variety of factors. We will do our best to provide alerts in a timely manner with accurate information. However, we neither guarantee the delivery nor the accuracy of the content of any alert. You also agree that we shall not be liable for any delays, failure to deliver, or misdirected delivery of any alert; for any errors in the content of an alert; or for any actions taken or not taken by you or any third party in reliance on an alert. Further, in the process you agree that we may contact you through telephone, email, SMS, or any other means of communication for the purpose of:
- Obtaining feedback in relation to Website or our Services;
- Obtaining feedback in relation to any other User of the Website;
- Resolving any complaints, information, or queries by other Users regarding your critical Content; or
- For sending promotional and marketing messages.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services or Website to vBridge Hub, you agree that vBridge Hub can use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you and vBridge Hub is under no obligation to such feedback confidential.
- Content Ownership and Copyright Conditions of Access
We authorize the User to view the Content available on or from the Website only. User shall not modify our Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use our Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose or for personal gain.
- Profile Ownership and Editing Rights
We ensure easy access to the Users by providing a tool to update your profile information upon registration. We reserve the right to moderate the changes or updates requested by you, and we shall take the independent decision whether to publish or reject the requests submitted for the respective changes or updates in your profile.
vBridge Hub offers email-based and online support tools. You may access support resources or contact our support by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Company does not make any promises regarding how quickly we will respond to your request for support, or that we will be able to fix any problems You may be having. Any suggestions by Company regarding use of the Services shall not be construed as a warranty.
The Company reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website and the Services with or without notice and to exercise any other remedy available under law including but not limited to in cases where:
- You are in breach of any of the terms and conditions contained herein,
- The Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information provided to Company by you,
- The Company has reasonable grounds for suspecting any illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity on part of such User, or
- The Company believes in its sole discretion that User’s actions may cause legal liability for such User, other Users or for Company, or are contrary to the interests of the Website.
Once temporarily suspended, indefinitely suspended or terminated, the User may not continue to use the Website under the same account, a different account, or re-register under a new account. On termination of an account due to the reasons mentioned herein, such User shall no longer have access to data, messages and other material kept on the Website by such User. All provisions of the ToS, which by their nature should survive termination, shall survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CONTENT) IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. THE COMPANY AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (E) THE WEBSITE, WORK PRODUCT, OR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THIS TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates/subsidiaries/joint venture partners and each of its, and its affiliates’/subsidiaries/JV partners’ employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, losses, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to (i) your use or misuse of, or access to, the Service or the Website , or (ii) your violation of the ToS or any applicable law, contract, policy, regulation or other obligation. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in connection therewith and bear the expenses or reimburse the Company with the reasonable attorney fees and court fees.
In addition to the recognition that vBridge Hub is not a party to any contract between Users, you hereby release vBridge Hub, our affiliates, and our respective officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have with another User, whether it be at law or in equity that exist as of the time you enter into this ToS. This release includes, for example and without limitation, any disputes regarding the performance, functions, and quality of the services provided to a User by another User and requests for refunds based upon disputes.
- Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY (NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR RESELLERS,) BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR OPPORTUNITY, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, (II) FOR YOUR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE (III) FOR ANY MATTER BEYOND ITS OR THEIR REASONABLE CONTROL, EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN VBRIDGE HUB’S TOTAL LIABILITY UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, SHALL NOT EXCEED INR 1,000/- (RUPEES ONE THOUSAND ONLY) OR AN AMOUNT EQUIVALENT IN US Dollars.
- Governing Law
This ToS shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. All claims, differences and disputes arising under or in connection with or in relation hereto the Website or Services, the terms or any transactions entered into on or through the Website or Services shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at Bangalore and you hereby accede to and accept the jurisdiction of such courts.