Terms of use

The Indovator.com website and the services provided through it (collectively, “Indovator”) are operated and owned by International Centre for Technological Innovations (“ICTI”, “we”, “us” or “our” as appropriate). For further information about us please visit the About Us page (and/or www.icti.ac.in), and our contact details are mentioned in the this website. This Terms and Conditions of Service (“Agreement”) between Indovator and users of the website (“You”) describes the terms on which Indovator offers you the Services (as defined below) through the website. The use of this website is governed by the terms and conditions under this Agreement. Before using this website, you must carefully read, understand, accept and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions under this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions under the Agreement, please do not use the website. We may make any change to this Terms of Use at any time by sending you an email with the modified terms or by posting a copy of them on Indovator.com. Any changes will take effect seven (7) days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on Indovator.com, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of Indovator.com after that period means that you agree to be bound by the modified terms.

Description of Indovator services
The facilities and services provided by Indovator are as follows:
Funding services: Users can use facilities of Indovator to donate to International Centre for Technological Innovations to support a project you are interested in. Indovator enlists various projects and displays funding requirements on the website.
Awards: Innovators can use facilities of Indovator to participate for Award Competitions and exhibit their projects for public support. International Centre for Technological Innovations would award innovators grant funding through donations raised from public and other awards offered in competitions.

Providing of Funds
We shall provide grant funding to Innovator as soon as their project is approved for Award by the selection committee. Before providing the grant, it shall be made sure that project has received sufficient donations to complete the project successfully. In case of projects that do not meet funding targets through public donations, grant shall be provided only after the innovator guarantees and proves to arrange the remaining required money from alternative sources. Indovator shall make every effort to ensure that the donation is utilized for the purpose which is specified in the description.

Reports and Utilization of Funds
Innovators are required to provide quarterly report on project progress and utilisation of funds. This shall be uploaded to Indovator website regularly.

Tax Exemptions
We shall provide donors by email, appropriate receipts for claiming tax exemptions for your donations.

User Information
Before making any donation, you are required to register with Indovator as a user by filling up all the mandatory information in the form. This information will be used for further communication in terms of donation receipts, etc. And also note that it is required as per Government of India order to record all the information about the donors. You acknowledge that all information on your profile has been entered by or on behalf of you are true to the best of your knowledge. Indovator shall take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of such information. However, Indovator does not assume any liability in case of any direct or indirect loss, injury, claim, liability or damages of any kind whatsoever arising on account of divulgence of such personal information by the visitor. When you sign up to become a user of Indovator, you will be asked to choose a password. You hereby agree not to use the account or password of another user at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify Indovator immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account. By accepting this Agreement, You agree that you are responsible for all information provided and subsequent activities carried by you on the website until you close such account or we terminate your account in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. Indovator retains the right to suspend or terminate your account without any further notice, due to reasons including but not limited to the following;
1. breach or violate of these Terms or other Indovator agreements or guidelines,
2. requests by law enforcement or other government agencies,
3. a request by you,
4. unexpected technical issues or problems or,
5. extended periods of inactivity
Termination of your Indovator account includes removal of access to all offerings within the Indovator Services and may also bar you from further use of the Indovator Services. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made at Indovator’s sole discretion and that Indovator shall not be liable to neither you nor any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Indovator Services.

Project Information
Indovator enlists projects after screening Innovators on a best effort basis. Indovator has the sole discretion to enlist/de-list Innovators to avail its services. Some of the content on the website is provided by various Innovators whose projects are enlisted. Such project information and content has been reproduced after prior permission.
Indovator does not assume any responsibility for the mistakes which might appear in such content.

Donations
All donations made through Indovator are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please contact Indovator immediately if there are justifying reasons or circumstances for refund and your case may be reviewed on a best effort basis and decision of Indovator will be final. No claim shall be entertained after 10 days of making the payment. You will receive an email confirming your donation. This is the final confirmation of your donation. If you have not received please contact Indovator immediately. Indovator reserves the right at any time from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the donation facility with or without notice.

Refund Policy
Our policy on refund and cancellation of donations for Indovator received by International Centre for Technological Innovations as under:-
Once received, the donation will not be refunded to the donor. No cancellation to be made. The donation will be used for promoting activities of Indovator. Refund and cancellation request will not be entertained after 10 days from the date of receiving donation. No refund shall be made in cash.
We will issue refunds / cancellation for donation only under the following conditions:
(1) Unauthorized payment is made from a third party account without the knowledge of the account holder. (You must provide necessary proof from appropriate authorities)
(2) If a donor duplicates an online donation for a single cause.

Prohibited Activity
You agree to act in a responsible and legal manner when using the Indovator Services. You shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules and undertake not to use the Indovator Services for any unlawful purpose or in a manner which is likely to cause harm or offense any other user including Indovator. You agree not to post content that is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or harm of any kind against any group or individual; You agree not to create a false identity on the website, impersonate any person or entity (including members of Indovator) or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your name, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity; You agree not to submit or transmit through any material that contains viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network; Indovator reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Indovator’s opinion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, reporting you to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Content
You are solely responsible for the content that you post on or through any of the Indovator Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other users. Indovator will not be liable and does not endorse and has no control over such content. Through this website links to other websites are provided for your convenience to provide further information and they are not under the control of Indovator. Indovator has no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites.

Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise stated, Indovator or our third parties own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. Indovator grants you a personal, nontransferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the services; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to): (a) Sell, rent or sub-license material from the website; (b) Show any material from the website in public, without accreditation of the source; (c) Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on Indovator website for a commercial purpose; (d) Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.

Availability
Indovator aspires to be a dynamic website by adding new features and content regularly for the benefit of visitors. For this purpose Indovator website may be temporarily shut down for updation work. However, Indovator will put its best efforts to minimize the inconvenience caused due to non-availability of website. At Indovator we make every effort to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Indovator takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to issues beyond our control.

Indemnification
By accepting these Terms, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Indovator, its officers, employees, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from the use of the Indovator Services by you or by those who have access to the service through your account.

Volunteer
Activities of all volunteers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Number of applications referred (+3 points)
• Number of Campus Ambassadors referred (+10 points)
• Total crowdfunded amount of referred projects(+30 points/Rs.1000 raised )
• Social Media promotions
• Sponsorship Opportunities
Shortlisted volunteers will receive an offer letter once they have referred 5 successful applications for the program. Volunteers will receive cash benefits/stipend based on the fund raised by their referred projects in the crowdfunding phase (Volunteers will receive 3% of the crowdfunded amount of their referred projects)

Privacy and Disclosure
Use of the Indovator services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these terms by this reference. Without limitation of the terms and conditions set forth in our Privacy Policy you understand and agree that Indovator may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal process, enforce these terms or protect the rights, property or safety of Indovator, its members and the public.

Governing Law/Dispute Resolution 
The contract shall be governed in accordance with the laws of India and the Courts in Alappuzha shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to try and suit, proceedings in connection therewith/in that behalf. Any disputes under this agreement, which cannot be settled by negotiation may be resolved exclusively by arbitration and shall be held in Alappuzha, Kerala and conducted in accordance with the provision of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof. Subject to the above, the courts of law at Alappuzha alone shall have the jurisdiction in respect of all matters connected with the agreement. The arbitration award shall be final and binding.