Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last updated: March 17th, 2019

I. Nomenclature

  • CGF refers to Collective Good Foundation, the nodal agency responsible for execution of the WASH Platform and Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge and authors these terms of use.
  • GC refers to Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge (also referred as “Grand Challenge”, “Initiative”) and is a part of the WASH Platform.
  • WASH Platform refers to The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene platform (knows as “WASH Platform”, “Platform”) and is a joint initiative between CGF, India Sanitation Coalition (ISC), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and CEPT University.
  • Website or site refers to the website links mentioned below, for which the Terms of Use are authored.
  • Information refers to all data collected though this website.

II. Conditions of web use

This page (together with the additional pages referred to on it) informs you about the terms on which you may make use of the Grand Challenge and WASH Platform websites, mentioned below:

  • washplatform.in
  • washgrandchallenge.in
  • washplatform.com
  • washgrandchallenge.com

III. Introduction

This Website is provided by Collective Good Foundation (hereafter referred to as “CGF”), a trust, registered at 3rd Floor, Nadathur Place, Plot No. 23, 8th Main Road, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Bangalore, India, 560 011. By using this Website, you acknowledge that you have reviewed, and agree to be bound by, the following Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, all disclaimers and terms and conditions that appear elsewhere on this Website and all applicable laws. If you are dissatisfied with this Website, its content or the Privacy Policy, you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Website.

IV. Changes in Terms of Use

CGF reserves the right to make changes to this Website, these Terms of Use, the Terms and Conditions of the Grand Challenge and the Privacy Policy at any time without stating any reason whatsoever. CGF may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including the availability of any feature(s) of the Website, at any time. CGF may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict Your access to certain sections or all of the Website without notice or liability. You hereby acknowledge and agree that CGF may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above at any point of time, partially or completely at its own sole discretion. Please refer to the last update date which appears at the top of this page to know the posting date of any change to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this Website following any modification to these Terms of Use, the Terms and Conditions of the Grand Challenge or the Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement to such modified Terms of Use, Terms and Conditions of the Grand Challenge and Privacy Policy.

V. Limited Licence

You may access and use this Website only in accordance with these Terms of Use. All content included in this Website, including but not limited to text, information, designs, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, interfaces, codes, audio clips, video clips and software is provided for informational purposes only. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Website in any manner. Collective Good Foundation (“CGF”) grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to access and use this Website and the Content only to display on your own computer. You shall not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Website.

VI. Copyright

All Content published on or otherwise accessible through this Website, including without limitation, all texts, designs, images, photographs and other information, is protected under Indian and other copyright laws to the maximum extent permitted. The Content, and the copyright in the Content, are owned or controlled by CGF or its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, representatives or agents (each a “Copyright Holder”). CGF grants you a limited license to display on your own computer. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell these materials in any form or manner without the express written permission of the Copyright Holder(s) of the Content. You must abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in any Content on, or accessed through, this Website and maintain such notices in the Content. CGF does not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this Website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

VII. Trademark

The trademarks and logos (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on this Website, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of CGF and others. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the written permission of CGF or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on this Website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Website, or any other Content, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited.

VIII. Disclaimer of warranties

CGF intends for the Content on this Website to be accurate and reliable, however, this Website and the Content are provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without warranty or condition of any kind, whether express or implied. In particular, CGF does not control the Content posted by users on this website and makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of any data or information accessible on or through this website. Furthermore, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, CGF, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, suppliers, advertisers, representatives and agents disclaim all warranties and conditions, express, implied, legal or statutory, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of title, quality, non-infringement, freedom from computer viruses, warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance, merchantable quality and fitness for a particular purpose. CGF expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that this website will be free from errors, viruses or other harmful components, that communications to or from this Website will be secure and not intercepted, that the services and other capabilities offered from this Website will be uninterrupted, or that its content will be accurate, complete, adequate or timely. Any material downloaded is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. You acknowledge that any reliance on information posted on this website shall be at your sole risk.

IX. Registration and Creating Profiles etc.; Attribution of Electronic Acts to You

For some areas of the Site, you may have to complete a registration process or create a profile for use in applying for something (e.g. a grant). Completion of the process will usually create an account with a username and password or other identifier which you agree to guard as confidential information—if you are careless with it, others may be able to access the information. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information at all times. You also agree that you will review, maintain, correct, and update such information in a timely manner to maintain its accuracy and completeness by using the means allowed for the relevant information or, when appropriate, by contacting us. If you provide (or CGF has reasonable grounds to believe that you provided) any information that is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, CGF may suspend or terminate your access, application, grant or participation in a program, in addition to exercising all rights and remedies allowed by law.

You agree that all uses of the identifier established for you during a registration or similar process will be attributed to and legally bind you and may be relied upon by us and our affiliates, and other third parties with whom we work in order to provide the Site, Content, services or pursue our mission (including but not limited to our and their respective affiliates, officers, employees and agents) (collectively "Third Parties"), as being a use made by you, even if someone else used your identifier.

X. Limitation of Liability

Without limiting the foregoing, CGF expressly excludes (and you hereby release CGF from) any liability for any of the following: fraud by any user of this Website;

  • any misrepresentation by a third party (whether innocent or fraudulent) made in respect of this Website or the content therein;
  • any failure by CGF to ensure that it does not breach any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party;
  • any link on this Website to any other site; and
  • loss or damage caused by delay or errors in, or the downtime of, this Website (or servers) or resulting from interruption, termination, or failed operation of the Internet or a third-party telecommunication service, even in the event that CGF has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.

In no event shall CGF or its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers, agents or sponsors, be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages (including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of information or programs or other data on your information handling system) under any contract, negligence, tort, extra-contractual liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, or the inability to use, or performance of this Website (including, without limitation, the content, materials, and functions of the website) or any other site you or users of your account may access while using this Website or your use or the use by users of your account of the Content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

XI. Indemnification

You acknowledge and expressly agree that use of this Website is at your sole and own risk. You agree to indemnify and hold CGF and its affiliates as well as, including, but not limited to their respective directors, officers, trustees and employees harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable law by you or users of your account, or in any way arising out of the use of this Website.

XII. Prohibited use of this website

As a condition of Your use of the Website, You shall not use the Website for any purpose(s) that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms of Use. You shall not use this Website in any way that would interfere with its operation nor submit any content to this Website which libels, defames, invades privacy, is obscene, pornographic, abusive or threatening, infringes intellectual property laws or violates any other applicable laws. You shall not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the server on which this website is hosted, or the network(s) connected to this server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any services associated with the Website. You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any section of the Website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the server on which this website is hosted, or to any of the services associated with the Website, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any Materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Website.

XIII. Hyperlinking

This Website may contain links to, or be accessed from links on other websites. CGF does not have responsibility for, or control of, the contents, availability, operation or performance of other websites to which this Website may be linked or from which this Website may be accessed. CGF makes no representation of any kind whatsoever regarding the content of any other websites which you may access from this Website. CGF also cannot guarantee the privacy policies and terms of use of these other sites and suggests you check the privacy policies and terms of use of those websites directly.

XIV. Information about you and your visits to our website

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Terms and Conditions of the Swacch Maharashtra Grand Challenge. By accessing the website you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

XV. Blogs

This is to inform and clarify that individuals (including but not limited to employees of CGF and referred to as “Individuals” hereafter) may contribute articles and opinions on this Website entirely at the sole discretion of CGF, in the form of “blogs”, as such term is generally understood. You hereby acknowledge and agree that these blogs constitute the opinion of the Individuals in their personal capacity, and may not represent official positions of CGF in any manner. CGF retains all copyright to these blogs.

You may be permitted to post comments and feedback to these blogs. By doing so, You expressly agree and acknowledge to abide by the following:

  • You shall not defame, abuse, harass or threaten CGF or any third party, or otherwise violate the legal rights of CGF or any third party.
  • You shall not contribute any content or take any action that may in any manner adversely affect the reputation of CGF and its affiliates, or that is otherwise detrimental to CGF and its affiliates.
  • You shall not in any manner publish or post any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, racist, terrorist, politically slanted, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • You shall not use profane and objectionable language or abbreviations. You shall not use any character(s) as a substitute for objectionable language.
  • You shall not in any manner reveal confidential or proprietary information of any third party. Specifically, You shall not post any material for which You do not have requisite and applicable right(s) under law.
  • You shall not conduct any contests or publish or propagate any forwards.
  • You shall not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity but not limited to the foregoing) of any other party including CGF.
  • You shall not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • You shall not upload or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless You own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
  • You shall not upload files that contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
  • You shall not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose
  • You shall not download any file posted that You know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
  • You shall not falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • You shall not create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
  • You shall not in any way deface or vandalize this Website, or prevent or restrict others from using this Website.
  • You shall indemnify and hold harmless CGF from any claims and loss incurred by CGF as a result of Your violation of these Terms of Use.
  • You acknowledge that CGF may, at its sole discretion, monitor, remove or edit any content that You contribute. CGF may also pursue remedies available to it under law for any violation of these terms and conditions.

XVI. International Users and Choice of Law

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by CGF from its offices within India. CGF makes no representation that Materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use at any other location(s) outside India. Any access to this Website from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Website or export the Materials in violation of any applicable export laws and regulations. If You access this Website from a location outside India, You are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of India, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. If any provision(s) of this Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law then such provision(s) shall be severed from this Terms of Use and the other remaining provisions of this Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

XVII. General

CGF reserves the right to terminate or suspend access to this Website at any time without notice or reason whatsoever. These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of the Grand Challenge constitute the entire agreement between you and CGF with respect to your use of this Website and supersede all previous agreements, understandings and representations relating thereto. No failure by CGF to exercise any rights, powers or remedies hereunder or its delay to do so shall constitute a waiver of these rights, powers or remedies. The single or partial exercise of a right, power or remedy shall not prevent its subsequent exercise or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. If any provision of these Terms of Use or part thereof is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of that provision will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provision or the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, as the case may be, or the legality, validity or enforceability of that provision or part thereof in any other jurisdiction.