Terms of Service



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These Terms of Service ("Terms") are a legal agreement between Throb Ventures, the owner of Throb service provided through the app, website or any other medium, and you ("you" or "user"), the user accessing the Throb Service. It is essential for Throb Ventures to clarify the legal relationship with you in order to ensure an adequate level of service and its development for the benefit of all users. This means that by using or accessing any Throb Ventures' services ("Service" or "Services" or "Throb Service") you agree to be bound by these Terms. On the contrary, if you do not agree to any of these Terms, Basic Rules, to the Privacy Policy or if you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and policies, please refrain to use the Service.

As Throb Ventures may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time to continue to offer you the most adequate level of service, you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. You should periodically review the most up-to-date Terms available here.

Basic rules of conduct and usage are outlined in the Basic Rules document and it is mandatory to go through the same before starting to use the Throb services. The Basic Rules are in addition to and do not replace the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.

Any version of Throb if in Beta stage may have several bugs and issues and may lead to unexpected and undesired events and situations. Every effort will be put in by Throb Ventures to plug in issues and update the services, but these may take time to resolve and you as a user agree to use Throb as a Beta user and relieve Throb Ventures of all liabilities or bad and unwanted experiences that may arise out of using the services. You may however reach out to Throb Ventures at feedback@throbventures.com for any such complaints or issues so that they can be resolved at the earliest. You as a user may decide not to use a particular version of Throb or any of its services if you find it is in the Beta stage and you do not accept the above terms of using the Beta version.

Throb is currently not a commercial service and will remain so untill it explicitly declares and informs its users. Any clause related to any commerical activity on Throb, mentioned in any of the documents is only to safeguard Throb.

Services

The services proposed and empowered by Throb Ventures (Throb Service) includes all services accessible via the url www.throbventures.com and our different Apps, such as but not limited to Throb. The Throb Service offers you a platform to voice your opinions and express your choices by selecting one of the options presented to you as part of the questions available on Throb or write comments on the question. Your responses are then used to present collective results and insights as well as individual results and insights.

Please refer to the Privacy Policy for details on the privacy maintained while presenting the results or insights to the users. For more detailed information about all our Throb Service offerings, please refer to www.throbventures.com homepage.

Each and every user has a sovereign right to either ignore a question or answer it and is not forced or bound by Throb in any way to answer or respond to the questions or comments.

These Terms apply to all users accessing the Throb Service. The Throb Service is accessed and used by you under the following terms and conditions:

Access

Subject to these Terms, we may offer to provide The Throb Service as described here and on our homepage and which are selected by you. To ensure a lawful development of your social networking, you shall only use the Throb Service in compliance with all applicable, local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations. This service has not been launched outside India and if you use this service outside India anywhere in the World, you may so at your own risk and responsibility.

You acknowledge that the use of the Throb Service may involve the access and use of Content (abstracts), links, information and data from third party sites and services. All use of third party services is subject to such third partys terms and conditions and policies.

Modification and Availability

The Throb Service is constantly evolving and may change from time to time without prior notice to you. We frequently add new features and constantly optimize the Service.

We may change, suspend or terminate all or any aspect of the Service for any reason or no reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or application of the Service, content or any third party service, and may not be able to provide you prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage or restrict your access to parts or all of the Throb Service without prior notice to you or liability.

It is in the duty of Throb to use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Throb Service is available twenty-four hours a day. However, there will be occasions when it will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades and emergency repairs. Furthermore, we have no control over the availability of any third party service or Content, which may impact your use of the Service. Throb will not be liable to you or any other party for any suspension, modification discontinuance or lack of availability of its Service, Content or any third party services.

Registration information

As a preliminary step to using the Service, you may be required to supply Throb with certain registration information, including registration information for third party services you access through Throb Service. When registering, you must provide accurate and complete information. Throb reserves the right to refuse a registration, or cancel a registration in its discretion.

You may not use another user's account or registration information, for Throb or any third party services you access through Throb, without permission. If requested to do so, we shall be authorized to disclose your personally identifiable information to any national governmental agency or in response to any judicial process.

Third Party Services and Content

Upon your own selection's decisions (defined as "users' topic selection decisions"), the Throb Service may provide question from third parties and may contain links pointing to such third-party websites or resources for full content and reading.

Throb cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted, submitted or displayed on or through the Service shall be under your own responsibility and at your own risk.

Third Party Services are not within the supervision or control of Throb or Throb Ventures. The Service may contain links to Third Party Services displaying Content that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Unless explicitly otherwise provided, Throb makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any third party service, or endorse the Content, products or services offered through such third party service.

You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any third party services, Content, product or services, or third-party resources, and/or the functionality of third party services. Throb Ventures makes no representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give to any third party.

You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against the Services or Throb Ventures with respect to such third party websites, Content, services, applications or widgets. You acknowledge and agree that in addition to these Terms, any use of third party services is subject to, and you shall comply with, the terms and conditions applicable to such third party services.

Trademarks and other Rights

All rights, title, and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to Throb Ventures and affiliated websites are and will remain the exclusive property of Throb Ventures. Throb Ventures, Throb and all other Throb Ventures' logos, marks and designations are trademarks or registered trademarks of Throb Ventures.

The Services are protected by copyright and other laws of both India and foreign countries. These Terms and the use of Services do not grant with a license or the authorization to use the name of Throb or any of the Throb Ventures trademarks, logos or domain names.

All other trademarks mentioned in the Throb Service are the property of their respective owners. The trademarks and logos displayed on the Service may not be used without the prior written consent of Throb Ventures or their respective owners. Portions, features and/or functionality of Throb Ventures' products and the Throb Service may be protected under Throb Ventures patent applications or patents.

Content

Throb owns complete and indisputable rights to create, build, edit, select, filter, modify, delete and any other action on the content available on its services. This includes and is not restricted to the following:
- Shortlisting of questions, options, other content. Whereas most of the time there will be some framework/rational/source/basis for the selection of questions and especially their options including the cases when there are multiple options available and only few are chosen and presented on Throb services, there will be occassions when the questions and thier options are shortlisted or selected by Throb's internal team without justifying or giving any reason or rational and Throb maintains complete and unquestionable rights over the process of identifying the options which should be presented as an option for the users to choose and identifying the options which should be ignored and left out of the options presented to the user to choose.
- Highlighting of options, comments, questions and other content.
- Creating insights and other derivate, predictive insights and analysis from various data sets within and outside Throb services.
- Mining and identifying facts and processing of various data sets within and outside Throb services.

Images and Graphical Content

All rights, title, and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to Throb Ventures and affiliated websites are and will remain the exclusive property of Throb Ventures. You may not use any of such property of Throb without acquired permissions from Throb Ventures. Some images and other content may belong to others/Third Parties and may be used by Throb Ventures as per specific licences and terms of use. Throb Ventures will try its best to mention such licences and information on the ownerships in the Credits sections or About pages. You may not violate any of these licences or terms of use, irrespective of whether they are owned/managed by Throb Ventures or Third Parties.

User responses and comments

We value your comments, ideas, suggestions and feedbacks in relation to the Service. Any responses (Including answers to questions), comments, suggestions, ideas or feedbacks submitted to Throb shall become the property of Throb Ventures. Throb Ventures will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Comments and Responses of every kind and nature everywhere and will be entitled to use the Comments & Responses for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Comment or Response. Comments section is not monitored by Throb and hence, any offensive or inappropriate comment may not be removed automatically by Throb. Such comments should be flagged by the Throb users and only flagged comments are monitored and reviewed by the Throb team. Any comment found to be violating our terms of use or policies will be removed from the discussion forum. You should use the services of Throb and participate in its services only if you agree to the above terms.

General Use of the Throb Service - Permission and Restrictions

You agree not to distribute to any medium any part of the Service without Throb written authorization, unless Throb issues a general authorization for a specific use of the Services or makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Services.

You also agree not to modify, alter, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service. If you embed any part of the Service on any other web service, blog or webpage, you agree not to modify, alter, build upon, or block any part or functionality or feature of the Service.

You agree not to decipher, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service.

You agree not to use any part of the Service to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, to obtain password, account, or private information from any Throb user. You agree not to run malwares, email blasts, any form of auto-responder, or spam on the Service or through or in communication with the Services. In order to guarantee that the Content accessible through the Service is secure and lawful, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not contribute or add to the Service any Content, Comments, feedback that:

- infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party, or any intellectual property of another party;
- is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
- contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, or expropriate any system, data or information.

We may remove any user Content from the Services at any time, for any reason or for no reason.

Charges and Billing

Throb Ventures or Throb does not charge anything from the user in any form or kind and thereby, users should not make any payments for this service nor should they provide any financial information that can be used to withdraw money from the user's accounts.

Warranty disclaimer

You agree that your use of the Services shall be at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Throb Ventures, its officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Services and their use thereof. <

You release Throb and Throb Ventures from all liability for you having accessed or not accessed Content through the Services. Throb Ventures makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property law compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services.

Throb Ventures makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of its Services' Content, or the Content contained in Third Party Services, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any harm, loss or damage resulting from:

- use of the Services;
- use of Content contained in or accessed through the Services;
- errors, mistakes, inaccuracies or omissions in any Content contained in, made available or accessed through the Services;
- completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services and any content displayed thereon;
- temporary or permanent interruption or cessation of our Services;
- any viruses, bugs, worms, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted by any third party to or through our Services to your computer system;
- any content posted in any community/discussion/comments area of the Throb site;
- un-authorized disclosure of information, images or any other data resulting from the use of the Services;
- non-compliance by Third Party Services and/or their users with applicable laws and regulations.

Throb Ventures does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or services offered or advertised by a third party through the Services or any hyperlinked services or featured in any banner or other advertising, and Throb Ventures will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for any transaction between you and any third party providers of products or services.

For clarity, you agree that Throb Ventures has no fiduciary duty to you. In particular, Throb Ventures has no duty to take any action to control or otherwise supervise which users gain access to and cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Services or the authenticity of data provided by other users. Throb Ventures has no control whatsoever over the Content of Third Party Services you access via the Services, and therefore cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any use or interpretation of the Content by you, for any effect the Content may have on you, or for any action you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content.

Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Throb Ventures, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, including costs and attorneys' fees, arising from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of:

- your access to or use of the Services;
- your violation of any of these Terms;
- your infringement, or the infringement by any third party using your registration information, of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property;
- any claim that your use of the Services caused damage to a third party.

This indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the Services.

Limitation of liability

In no event shall Throb Ventures, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, or agents be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever resulting from any:

- use of or inability to access or use the Services;
- use of information or content contained in or accessed, or obtained, through the Services;
- errors, mistakes, inaccuracies or omissions in any Content contained in, made available or accessed through the Services;
- any viruses, bugs, worms, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our Services by any third party to your computer system;
- any content posted in any community/discussion/comments area of the Throb site;
- unauthorized disclosure of information, images or any other data resulting from the use of the Services;
- any conduct or content of any third party on the Services, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third party, or
- any unauthorized use of copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property rights by any Third Party Services and/or their users.

Termination

Either party may terminate the Services at any time. Throb Ventures may also terminate or suspend any and all Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of these Terms. Upon any such termination, your right to use or access the Services and any Content will immediately cease. All provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

Law and jurisdiction

These Terms and any action related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be brought solely in Bengaluru, India, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection thereto.

Miscellaneous

Both parties agree that these Terms, together with the Privacy Policy and any other operating rules, policies and procedures posted through the Services comprise the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be construed so as to best accomplish its intended objectives. The remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. The Terms of Use is not intended to benefit, nor will it be deemed to give rise to, any rights in any third party.