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Terms & Conditions of Use

These terms and conditions of use along with privacy policy (“Privacy  Policy”) (hyperlink) form a  legally binding agreement (“Agreement”)  between  You and  Us (“The Clips – News & More App”). Hence, We insist that You spend time reading these Terms and Privacy Policy and let Us know at contact@theclips.in if You have any questions regarding the same. We will try our best to answer Your queries.

A. DEFINITIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS:

  1. Capitalized terms, not defined elsewhere in this Agreement, shall mean as follows:

(1a) “App” The Clips means the mobile news platform downloadable from Google Play/App Store and owned by Us, including any updates thereof.

(1b) “AppStore” means the service provided by Apple Inc. and/or its affiliates, a third party, through which You may use in order to download the App.

(1c) “AppStore Terms and Conditions” means terms and conditions that apply to the use of AppStore platform and as available at – https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.html

(1d) ” Google Play” means the service provided by Google Ireland Limited, a third party, and/or it’s affiliated, through which You may use it in order to download the App.

(1e) “Google Play Terms of Service” means terms of service that apply to the use of GooglePlay and available at – https://play.google.com/about/play-terms/index.html

(1f) “User” or “You” or “Your” refers to a natural person who has accepted this Agreement in order to download and use the App.

  1. Any reference to the singular includes a reference to the plural and vice versa, and any reference to one gender includes a reference to another gender(s) unless explicitly provided for.
  2. Headings and captions are used for convenience only and not for  interpretation of the Agreement.
  3. Any reference to a natural person shall, include his/her heirs, executors and permitted assignees and any reference to a juristic person shall, include its affiliates, successors and permitted assignees, unless repugnant to the context.

 

B. YOUR APPROVAL:

  1. You approve of and accept this Agreement by:

(1a)downloading and/or installing the App on Your device; or

(1b)accessing or using the App or any of the content available within the App from any device.

  1. You can accept this Agreement only if:

(2a)You  are  a  natural  person  of the legal age, eligibility  and mental capacity  to form  a binding contract with The Clips pursuant to Your use of the App; or

(2b)You are a juristic Person, lawfully existing that has all the authorizations, permits and allowances to enter into this Agreement and form a binding contract; and

(2c)You are not legally barred from using the App.

  1. You understand that We want You to not use the App if You do not understand, approve of or accept all the terms specified in this Agreement. Hence, You are requested to read these  Terms and  Privacy  Policy  (hyperlink)  carefully and understand the Agreement before You accept it and agree to be bound by it.

 

C. YOUR APPROVAL:

  1. The App is designed to provide You with an in-app browsing experience through an embedded browser. The App does not per se provide any news or content or information but provides a brief Breaking News summary of the News content available in the public domain within 60 (sixty) words or less in the form of images, text with images, Audio Clips and Video Clips in this app by aggregating such content within one platform for easy access by You and for assisting you to find corresponding content of  Your interest.  The  App does not host,  display or transmit any content owned by third parties on its servers unless We either have a license to host, display or transmit over such content or are otherwise permitted under the applicable law, to do the same. When  You read a summary,  You may be linked to one of the online sources of such a duly aggregated summary.  Upon accessing such link,  You acknowledge and accept that you are leaving  The Clips and  We shall have no liability,  obligation or responsibility for any data breaches or damages arising herewith from  Your use of such online sources on third party sites.     You agree and acknowledge that the  App does not report and/or broadcast any content (including news) of its own accord and The Clips is not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of the summary of the content that may be accessed by You through the App.
  2. The App may include links to other mobile applications and/or websites (some of which may be automated search results) that may contain  materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. We do not endorse or support these links or the products and services they provide; these links are provided for Your convenience only. We are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of such links.
  3. In order to provide the App to You, We may request You to register and/or provide information about yourself. We trust that any information provided by You will always be true, accurate, complete and updated.
  4. The content displayed on the App is for Your non-commercial and personal use. You are not allowed to copy,  reproduce,  alter,  modify,  create derivative works of,  or publicly display any content displayed on the App.
  5. We may stop the provision of the App (or any part of the App), permanently or temporarily, to You or to Users generally or may modify or change the nature of the App and/or these Terms at Our sole discretion, without any prior notice to You. Your use of the App following any such modification constitutes Your deemed acceptance to be bound by the Agreement (or as it may be modified).

 

D. YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THE CLIPS

  1. A violation of this Agreement may result in a legal liability upon You and that nothing in this  Agreement should be construed to confer any rights to any third party. You are responsible for Your conduct and activities while using the App, and for any consequences thereof.
  2. If any provision of the Agreement is found to be unenforceable under the applicable law, it will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this Agreement.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  3. We may choose to not act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by You or others but this does not mean that We cannot act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Our intended or intended failure to exercise or enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

 

E. USING THE APP

  1. You will download and install the App from Google Play/App Store for using it. You will also, download and update the relevant latest versions of the App and any relevant updates provided by Us to avail continued access to the App.
  2. While the App is available to You free of cost, We may amend these Terms and impose a cost on the App in future. We will make all efforts to give you the prior notice in case We do charge for availability or use of the App by You.
  3. You will use the App only for such purposes as is permitted by (a) this Agreement; and (b)  any law,  regulation or generally accepted  practices or guidelines applicable in the country of which You are a citizen, in which You are a resident or from where You use the App.
  4. For any content you create using the  App,  You grant  Us a  limited,  non-exclusive, transferable, assignable license to use the same in accordance with the terms and conditions, privacy policy, content regulation policy, any other policy of Us and any agreement executed by You and Us, and such a license will include a right to sub-license.
  5. For Your use of the App, The Clips grants  You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to install and use the App on Your android device. However, You shall not copy the App or any of its components, except for the purpose of making a single archival backup copy.
  6. The Clips also grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access such content on the App which is owned by The Clips. For using any content owned by a third party, You still require a license from such third party, We don’t license such content to You and Your use of content owned by a  third party is governed by  applicable terms and conditions prescribed by such third party.

 

F. RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR USE

  1. You will not use the App or any content provided thereof for any purpose that is illegal, unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.
  2. You will not access (or attempt to access) the content provided through the App by any means other than through the App unless You have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate written agreement with The Clips.
  3. You will not redistribute, sublicense, rent, publish, sell, assign, lease, market, transfer, or otherwise make the App or any component or content thereof, available to third parties.
  4. You will not circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of  App;  remove,  alter,  or obscure any proprietary notices  (including copyright notices)  on  any portion of the  App;  and not use the  App in a  manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the App.
  5. You will not attempt to or engage in any activity that may –
  • (a) reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise extract the source code related to the App or any part thereof unless it is expressly permitted by The Clips to You in writing or is required by the applicable law.
  • (b) use any robot, spider, retrieval application, or other devices to retrieve or index any portion of the App or content thereof.
  • (c) collect information about users of the App for any illegal or unlawful purpose.
  • (d) Register any user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences for using the App.
  • (e) Transmit any viruses, worms,  defects, Trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature through the App.
  • (f) Use the  App in any manner that could damage,  disable,  overburden,  or impair,  or undertake any action which is  harmful or potentially harmful to,  any of the servers, networks,  computer systems or resources connected to any  of the servers connected, directly or indirectly to the App, or interfere with any other Users use and enjoyment of the App.
  • (g) Carry out any denial of service (DoS, DDoS) or any other harmful attacks on the App or;  disrupt or place unreasonable  burdens or excessive loads on,  or interfere with or attempt to make, or attempt any unauthorized access to the App or any part of the App or any user of the App.
  • (h) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the App; or obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available, in the opinion of The Clips, through the App.
  1. You will not impersonate another person or impersonate, guide or host on behalf of, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent  Your affiliation  with any person or entity, including,  but not limited to  Our officials,  employees,  agents,  partners,  affiliates, dealers and franchisees.

 

G. REPORTING VIOLATIONS AND CONTENT TAKEDOWN

  1. If You find any content on the App which falls under any of the prohibited categories of content listed in section F (5), (6) above, You can inform us of such a violation of these Terms by writing to Us contact@theclips.in with
  •  A screenshot or share the link of the infringing post and Your reasons for objecting to such content.
  1. Your reports of violation of these Terms will be received and processed within a reasonable time by Our Team
  2. We will respond to Your reports of violations as soon as possible by
  • Taking down such violating content or
  • Suspension/blocking of the violating user’s account or
  • Termination of the violating users’ access to the App.

Our Team’s assessment of any complaints relating to the content shared  on the App will be limited to whether such content violates these Terms or Our own internal policies and guidelines. Such a decision will be final and binding as regards content on the App. We do not undertake any legal analysis or judgement on the nature of reported content.

  1. If You have any objections against any action taken by Us pursuant to clause G(3) above, You can inform us of  Your reasons for such  objections by writing to  Us at contact@theclips.in.
  2. We will review Your objections, and reserve the right to modify/retain our decision on any complaint against content shared on the App.

 

H.TERMINATION

  1. Your access to the App may be terminated if:
  • (a) You voluntarily uninstall the App from Your device.
  • (b) You knowingly or unknowingly cause a direct or indirect breach,  as ascertained by The Clips, of these Terms or Privacy Policy as a whole or in part.
  1. We may have to terminate Your access to the App if:
  • (a) We are required to do so by law  (for example,  where the access to and/or provision of the App to You becomes, unlawful).
  • (b) The third party, if any, with whom We offered the App to You has terminated its relationship with Us or ceased to offer the related services to Us or to You.
  • (c) The provision of App to You, is no longer commercially viable or feasible for Us or
  • (d) You violate this Agreement.
  1. We may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice and may procure disabling Your access to the App and/or barring You from any future use of the App.
  2. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by terminating  Your access to the App. However, Your certain obligations under this Agreement shall continue to prevail even on such termination.
  3. When this Agreement comes to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that You and The Clips have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the  Agreement has been in force)  or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation and shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

 

I. INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY

  1. Your use of the  App is,  and at all times shall be,  governed by and  subject to the laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership and use of the intellectual property. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership and use of intellectual property,  and  You shall be solely  responsible for any violations of any laws and for any infringements of any intellectual property rights caused by Your use of the App through Your device.
  2. The Clips owns and retains all the intellectual property rights to the summarized content and exclusive video content made available to You through the App by The Clips but does not claim ownership rights to the original sources of breaking news information, which are instead held by the sites to which the App may link You.
  3. All trademarks, brands and service marks of the App are the property of The Clips only. The Clips owns all of the copyrights and database in relation to the App.
  4. The App and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the App may contain rights of The Clips or its affiliates or any third party. For use of any third party’s intellectual property,  You may need to  get permission directly from the owner of the intellectual property.
  5. The Clips respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not hold any responsibility for any violations of any intellectual property rights by You.

 

J. PRIVACY

  1. Our Privacy Policy (hyperlink) explains how We treat Your personal data and protect Your privacy when You use the App. By using the App, You agree that We can use such data according to Privacy Policy.
  2. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any device You use to access the App. Accordingly,  You are solely responsible for all activities that occur with Your device. If You become aware of any unauthorized use of your device, You will notify the relevant authorities as soon as possible.

 

K. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

  1. Your use of the App or any content available thereof is entirely at Your own risk and We shall not be liable for any direct,  indirect, incidental, consequential, special,  exemplary, punitive, monetary or any other damages, fees, fines, penalties or liabilities whatsoever arising out of or relating to Your use of the App.
  2. You may terminate Your access to the App if You are not satisfied with the App.
  3. You shall defend, indemnify and hold  The Clips,  and its officers,  directors, employees, representatives and agents harmless from and  against any claims,  actions,  demands, liabilities, judgments, and settlements, including without limitation, a reasonable legal fee that may result from or alleged to result from (a) Your use of the App; or (b) Your breach of any rules, regulations and/or orders under any applicable law.
  4. You are also responsible for any breach of Your obligations under the Agreement and/or for the consequences of any such breach.
 
L. NO WARRANTIES
  1. We shall make our best efforts to make the App available to You in the best possible manner. However, We disclaim all warranties in relation to the App, whether express or implied, including but not limited to:
  • (a) The App being constantly available or available at all
  • (b) Installation or un-installation choices in relation to the App being successfully executed in all cases
  • (c) That App will always function without disruptions, delay or errors.
  • (d) Your personal ability to use the App.
  • (e) Your satisfaction with the use of the App.
  • (f) The accuracy of the data provided by the App.
  • (g) The security and privacy of Your data.
  • (h) That all bugs or errors in relation to the App will be corrected.
  • (i) That the App will be compatible with all devices and all networks.
  • (j) That the App is fit for a particular purpose or use.
  • (k) That the App and the contents thereof are accessible in every location.
  1. The Clips,  its officers,  directors,  employees,  affiliates and agents and any other service provider responsible for providing access to the  App in connection with this Agreement will not be liable for any acts or omissions, including of a third party, and including those vendors  participating in  The Clips offerings made to  You,  or for any  unauthorized interception of data or breaches of this  Agreement  attributable in part to the acts or omissions of third parties, or for damages associated with The Clips, or equipment that it does not furnish, or for damages that result from the operation systems, equipment, facilities or services provided by third parties that are interconnected with The Clips.

 

M. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION :
  1. The App may be controlled and operated through any country and may be subject to the laws of that country in which it is controlled and operated. If You use the App from any location, then, You are responsible for compliance with the local laws applicable to You.
  2. This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India.
  3. You and The Clips agree that any cause of action arising out of Your use of the App must be commenced within 3 (three) months after the cause of action accrues or You become aware of the facts giving rise to the cause of action, whichever is later. Otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

 

N. NOTICES

The Clips may post notices within the App or send you notices on the e-mail address or the telephone number that You may have shared with Us. You will have received such notices within 3 (three) days of Us sending the notice. Your continued use of the App on expiry of such 3 (three) days shall constitute Your receipt and acceptance of the notices sent to You.

O. DISCLAIMER

  1. The contents provided through the  App may include technical  inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Clips may make changes or improvements to the App at any time. The contents or any information available on the App is provided “as is” and “as available” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or  implied,  to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable  law. The Clips does not warrant that the functions contained in the contents will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or the servers that make them available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Clips makes no  commitment to update the materials on the interface.  The above exclusions may not apply to  You,  to the extent that applicable law  may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties. The Clips shall not be liable for any misuse or data theft as a consequence of Your use of the App.
  2. YOU EXPRESSLY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE APP IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, AGREE TO BECOME A PARTY TO AND  ABIDE BY  ALL  THE  TERMS SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT  MAY  RESULT  IN LEGAL  LIABILITY  UPON  YOU.  NOTHING  IN  THE AGREEMENT  SHOULD  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  CONFER ANY RIGHTS TO ANY THIRD PARTY OR ANY OTHER  PERSON.

 

Last updated on 15th April 2021.