TERMS AND CONDITION OF USE
These terms and conditions of use ("Terms") along with privacy policy ("Privacy Policy")
(hyperlinked) forms a legally binding agreement ("Agreement") between You and Us
("Inshorts Pte. Ltd.", "Inshorts", "Our", "We") .
Hence, We insist that You spend time reading these Terms and Privacy Policy and let Us
know at legal@inshorts.group if You have any questions regarding the same. We will try
our best to answer Your queries.
A.
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1. Capitalized terms, not defined elsewhere in this Agreement, shall mean as follows:
(a)
"App" Inshorts means the mobile platform downloadable from Google Play/App Store
and owned by Us, including any updates thereof.
(b)
“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.
(c)
“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.
(d)
" Google Play" means the service provided by Google Ireland Limited, a third party, and/or
it’s affiliates, through which You may use in order to download the App.
(e)
"Google Play Terms of Service" means terms of service that apply to the use of Google
Play and available at https://play.google.com/about/play-terms.html.
(f)
"User" or "You" or "Your" refers to a natural person who has accepted this Agreement
in order to download and use the App.
2. Any reference to the singular includes a reference to the plural and vice versa, and
any reference to one gender includes a reference to other gender(s), unless explicitly
provided for.
3. Headings and captions are used for convenience only and not for interpretation of the
Agreement.
4. 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:
(a)
downloading and/or installing the App on Your device; or
(b)
accessing or using the App or any of the content available within the App from any device.
2. You can accept this Agreement only if:
(a)
You are a natural person of the legal age, eligibility and mental capacity to form a
binding contract with Inshorts pursuant to Your use of the App; or
(b)
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
(c)
You are not legally barred from using the App.
3. 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 (hyperlinked) carefully and understand the
Agreement before You accept it and agree to be bound by it.
C.
PROVISION OF THE APP
1. The App is designed to provide You 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 summary of the content available in public domain within 60 (sixty) words or less
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 permittedunder the applicable
law, to do the same. When You read a summary, You may be linked to one of the online
sources of such duly aggregated summary. Upon accessing such link, You acknowledge
and accept that you are leaving Inshorts 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 Inshorts is not
responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of the summary of 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) which 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 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 INSHORTS
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. lf 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 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, Inshorts 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 back up
copy.
6.
Inshorts also grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access such content
on the App which is owned by Inshorts. 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 Inshorts.
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 Inshorts to You in writing or is
required by the applicable law;
(b)
use any robot, spider, retrieval application, or other device 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)
create any user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses 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 Inshorts, through the App.
6. 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 legal@inshorts.group with
(a)
a screenshot or sharing the link of the infringing post; and
(b)
Your reasons for objecting to such content.
2.
Your reports of violation of these Terms will be received and processed within reasonable
time by Our Team.
3.
We will respond to Your reports of violations within as soon as possible by
(a)
Taking down such violating content; or
(b)
Suspension/blocking of the violating user’s account; or
(c)
Termination of the violating users’ access to the App.
Our Team’s assessment of any complaints relating to 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.
4.
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
legal@inshorts.group.
5.
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 direct or indirect breach, as ascertained by
Inshorts, of these Terms or Privacy Policy as a whole or in part; or
(c)
You do not pay the requisite fee, if any, should Inshorts charge for use of the App.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. When this Agreement comes to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities
that You and Inshorts 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 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. Inshorts owns and retains all the intellectual property rights to the summarized content
made available to You through the App by Inshorts but does not claim ownership rights to
the original sources of 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 Inshorts only.
Inshorts 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 Inshorts 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. Any intellectual property which is not specifically mentioned to be owned by
lnShorts is owned by their respective owners and the owners have a right to take
appropriate actions against You for any violation, infringement or passing off.
6. Inshorts respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not hold any
responsibility for any violations of any intellectual property rights by You.
I.
PRIVACY
1.
Our Privacy Policy (hyperlinked) 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.
J.
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 InShorts, and its officers, directors, employees,
representatives and agents harmless from and against any claims, actions, demands,
liabilities, judgments, and settlements, including without limitation, 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.
K.
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; or
(k)
that the App and the contents thereof are accessible in every location.
2. Inshorts, 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 Inshorts' 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 Inshorts, 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 Inshorts.
L.
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 they are 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
Singapore.
3.
In the event of any dispute or difference between the You and Us (“Dispute”), then such Dispute
shall first be resolved amicably through good faith negotiations by You and Us. In the event that a
resolution of the Dispute is not achieved within 30 (thirty) days from the date such Dispute arises, as
notified in writing by any party to the other party, then any of the parties to the Dispute, shall have
the right to refer such Dispute to arbitration by issuing a written notice (“Arbitration Notice”) for
final resolution in accordance with the provisions of this clause I(3).
4.
Upon the issuance of an Arbitration Notice, the Dispute shall be referred to a single arbitrator
mutually appointed by the parties. If an arbitrator is not appointed within 30 (thirty) days of the
Arbitration
Notice
, either party may refer the matter to the President of the SIAC Court of
Arbitration in accordance with the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC
Rules”) for appointment of the arbitrator. The arbitral proceedings shall be administered by
Singapore International Arbitration Centre and shall be governed by the SIAC Rules, which Rules
are deemed to be incorporated by reference to this clause I(4). The seat of arbitration shall be
Singapore. The arbitration shall be conducted in English.
5.
The award of arbitral tribunal in respect of a Dispute shall be final and binding on the parties and
shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms and shall be substantiated in writing. You and
Inshorts shall submit to the award of the arbitral tribunal and such award shall be enforceable in any
competent court of law. The arbitral tribunal shall also decide on the costs of the arbitration
proceedings. Prior to or pending arbitration, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude either You or
Us from seeking an interim or injunctive relief from courts of competent jurisdiction.
6. You and Inshorts 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.
M.
NOTICES
1. Inshorts 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.
N.
DISCLAIMER
1. The contents provided through the App may include technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Inshorts 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. Inshorts 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.
Inshorts makes no commitment to update the materials on the interface. The above
exclusion may not apply to You, to the extent that applicable law may not allow the
exclusion of implied warranties. Inshorts 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 01
st
October 2020.