RIGHT OF MODIFICATION
Sites may include forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the User Content (as defined below) on these Sites, nor any links to other websites, are screened, moderated, approved, reviewed or endorsed by Increed. By posting to or viewing such forums, you agree that Increed is not responsible or liable for the content of any postings therein. Increed reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove any content from such forums in its discretion.
RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT
You agree to use the Sites in accordance with all applicable laws. Further, you agree that you will not use the Site for organized partisan political activities. You further agree that you will not e-mail or post any of the following content ("Prohibited Content") anywhere on the Site, or on any other Increed computing resources:
Content that defames, harasses or threatens others
Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities
Content that infringes or misappropriates another's intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets
Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties
Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images
Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation
Content that otherwise harms other users or visitors to the Sites
Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
Although Increed does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Site, Increed reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.
Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Site without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material.
Finally, you agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user's account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Sites.
In order to participate in the Site activities, you must register for a personal account on the Site (a User Account) by providing an email address and a password for your User Account. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information to your User Account with any third party for any reason. You also agree to that you will create, use, and access only one User Account, and that you will not access the Site using multiple User Accounts.
In setting up your User Account, you may be prompted or required to enter additional information, including but not limited to your name and location. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity and for accuracy of analytical reports. You represent that all information provided by you is accurate, current and complete and you agree that you will maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of the Sites.
The Sites will, from time to time, offer online courses in a specific area of study or on a particular topic. Increed reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Online Course or modify its content as well as the point value or weight of any assignment, exam or other evaluation of progress. Online Courses offered are subject to the Disclaimer of Warranties / Limitation of Liabilities section below.
You acknowledge that Increed's Online Courses will not stand in the place of a course taken at any institution, and does not convey academic credit. You acknowledge that Increed will not be involved in any attempts to get the course recognized by any educational or accredited institution.
PERMISSION TO USE MATERIALS
All content or other materials available on the Sites, including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips, HTML files and other content are the property of Increed and/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under the Indian and foreign laws. In consideration for your agreement to the terms and conditions contained here, Increed grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Sites. You may not download material from the Sites for your own personal or any non-commercial or commercial use. You may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material, nor may you modify or create derivatives works of the material. The burden of determining that your use of any information, software or any other content on the Site is permissible rests with you.
USER MATERIAL SUBMISSION
The Sites may also provide you with ability to upload or send information to Increed regarding the Sites or related services ("Feedback"). By submitting the Feedback, you hereby grant Increed an irrevocable license to use, disclose, reproduce, distribute, sublicense, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform and publicly display any such submission.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Sites may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. Increed is not responsible for nor does it routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these sites.
ONLINE EDUCATION RESEARCH
Records of your participation in Online Courses may be used for researching online education. In the interests of this research, you may be exposed to slight variations in the course materials that will not substantially alter your learning experience. All research findings will be reported at the aggregate level and will not expose your personal identity.
FEES AND TAXES
You will have to enrol for the online courses for a fee. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Indian Rupees. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated in a timely manner with a payment accepted by the Site. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees using other collection mechanisms. Increed reserves the right to change the fees at any time in its sole discretion. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Site.
As of now we do not provide any option for cancellation of products and/or services you have purchased or subscribed. Once a product/service has been purchased by you, we cannot provide any refund, either totally or partially. We suggest that first you go through the demos and/or free to use contents/products/services before you subscribe to or purchase from Increed.
CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM SELECTION
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY / LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES
The sites and any information, products or services therein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Increed their staff do not warrant, and hereby disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any online course, site, information obtained from a site, or link to a site. Increed does not warrant that sites will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that sites are free of viruses or other harmful components. Without limiting the foregoing, increed does not warrant that (a) the online courses or sites will meet your requirements or expectations or achieve the intended purposes, (b) the online courses or sites will not experience outages or otherwise be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, (c) the information or services obtained through or from the online courses or sites will be accurate, complete, current, error-free, completely secure or reliable, or (d) that defects in or on the online courses or sites will be corrected. Increed does not make any representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the sites, and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the online courses and sites may be impaired. Increed disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events or the access or use of the online courses or sites or any information or services related to them.
You acknowledge and agree that any access to or use of the online courses and sites or such information or services is at your own risk.
You acknowledge and agree that the warranty disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth in this terms of service reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and increed, and that these limitations are an essential basis to increed's ability to make the increed sites available to you on an economically feasible basis.
You agree that any cause of action related to the increed sites must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
If you believe in good faith that materials on the Increed Sites infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Increed to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the?????;. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to:
202 , Asara CHS, 17th Road, Khar ( W) , Mumbai - 52
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the copyright body.
Effective as of 31 May, 2013.
Some of our Site's functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for features or services related to the Online Course, personal information is required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Site, then the only information we collect will be "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Site, you may need to submit "Personally Identifiable Information" (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to Increed. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
WHAT YOU CONSENT TO BY USING OUR SITE
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We gather two types of information about users through the Site:
1. Non-Personal Information.
When users come to our Site, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Site. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
You should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, many functions and conveniences of this Site may not work properly.
2. Personally Identifiable Information
We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you sign-up for email updates or Online Courses, participate in our public forums, send us email messages, and/or participate in Online Courses or other services on our Site. Among other things, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific course and/or services you select, send you updates about Online Courses offered by Increed or other Increed events, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates, among other things.
Increed may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered users. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
Forums. Increed may offer public forums from time to time where you can share comments and thoughts. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address. Personally Identifiable Information shall not include any information posted or sent by or to you via any public Forum.
Identity Verification. In order to enroll for online courses, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, address, university and college etc.
Communications with Increed. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.
Third Party Sites. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you access or log-in to a third party site, e.g., Facebook, from our Sites. This may include the text and/or images of your Personally Identifiable Information available from the third party site.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways Increed uses the information that we gather.
Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use it for other business purposes.
Updates. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Site or an Online Course. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Forums. To facilitate your use of the Forums, we use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums. In addition, we may publish this information via extensions of our Platform that use third-party services, like mobile applications. We also reserve the right to reuse Forum posts containing Personally Identifiable Information in future iterations of this course or others, for the purpose of enhancing future course offerings. We may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s). We may also use or publish posts submitted on the forums without using Personally Identification Information.
Participation in Online Courses. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in an Online Course through the Site for processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking attendance, progress and completion of an Online Course. We may also share your Personally Identifiable Information and your performance in a given Online Course with content co-ordinator or educator to assist with the creation, modification or operation of the course. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Identity Verification. For services that require identity verification, we use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect for verifying your identity, and for authenticating that submissions made on the Site were made by you.
Communications with Increed Business Partners. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with business partners of Increed to receive communications from such parties that you have opted in to.
Disclosure to Increed Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors may have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Site or the Online Course. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
Disclosure to Acquirers. Increed may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of Increed to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.
CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
UPDATING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
You may also update your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into the Site and visiting your user account page. You may also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us via email@example.com.
PROTECTING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Increed strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.
Effective as of 31 May, 2013.
All students participating the class must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:
I will register for only one account.
My answers to homework, quizzes and exams will be my own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration).
I will not make solutions to homework, quizzes or exams available to anyone else. This includes both solutions written by me, as well as any official solutions provided by the course staff.
I will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve my results or dishonestly improve/hurt the results of others.
Effective as of 31 May, 2013.