Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Welcome to Uttamkheti, a technology platform for community discussions over farming and gardening.

Here is a quick summary of the highlights of our Terms of Service:

  • Our mission is to provide genuine solutions to the genuine problem to uplift circular agriculture in India. This platform offers a place to ask questions related to gardening and farming, and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. This empowers people to learn from each other and to better understand the world.
  • You are responsible for the content that you post. This includes ensuring that you have the rights needed for you to post that content and that your content does not violate the legal rights of another party or any applicable laws.
  • You can repost content from UttamKheti elsewhere, provided that you attribute the content back to the UttamKheti platform and respect the rights of the original poster, including any “not for reproduction” designation, and do not use automated tools.
  • We do not endorse or verify content posted by users. Our content and materials are provided to you “as is,” without any guarantees. You are solely responsible for your own use of the UttamKheti platform.
  • You agree to follow the rules of our platform. When you use the UttamKheti, you also agree to our Terms of Service, accept our Privacy Policy, and agree to follow our Acceptable Use Policy as mentioned below in the page.

We are pleased that you want to join the UttamKheti platform and encourage you to read the full Terms of Service.

These terms of service (“Terms of Service”) set forth the agreement (“Agreement”) between you and UttamKheti (“UttamKheti” “we” or “us”). It governs your use of the products and services we offer through our websites and applications (collectively the “UttamKheti Platforms”).

Please make sure to read it, because, by using the UttamKheti Platform, you consent to these terms.

  1. Using the UttamKheti Platform
    1. Who Can Use It. Use of the UttamKheti Platform by anyone under 13 years of age is prohibited. You represent that you are at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you live or, if you are not, your parent or legal guardian must consent to these Terms of Service and affirm that they accept this Agreement on your behalf and bear responsibility for your use. If you are accepting these Terms of Service on behalf of someone else or an entity, you confirm that you have the legal authority to bind that person or entity to this Agreement.
    2. Registration. When you set up a profile on the UttamKheti Platform, you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself. You agree to provide us accurate information when you create your account on the UttamKheti Platform. We will treat information you provide as part of registration in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You should take care in maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
    3. Privacy Policy. Our privacy practices are set forth in our Privacy Policy. By use of the UttamKheti Platform, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy, regardless of whether you are a registered user.
    4. Acceptable Use Policy. In your interaction with others on the UttamKheti Platform, you agree to follow the Acceptable Use Policy at all times.
    5. Termination. You may close your account at any time by going to account settings and disabling your account. We may terminate or suspend your UttamKheti account if you violate any UttamKheti policy or for any other reason.
    6. Changes to the UttamKheti Platform. We are always trying to improve your experience on the UttamKheti Platform. We may need to add or change features and may do so without notice to you.
    7. Feedback. We welcome your feedback and suggestions about how to improve the UttamKheti Platform. Feel free to submit feedback at uttamkheti.org/contact. By submitting feedback, you agree to grant us the right, at our discretion, to use, disclose and otherwise exploit the feedback, in whole or part, freely and without compensation to you.
  2. Your Content
    1. Definition of Your Content. The UttamKheti Platform enables you to add posts, texts, photos, videos, links, and other files and information about yourself to share with others. All material that you upload, publish or display to others via the UttamKheti Platform will be referred to collectively as “Your Content.” You acknowledge and agree that, as part of using the UttamKheti Platform, Your Content may be viewed by the general public.
    2. Ownership. You, or your licensors, as applicable, retain ownership of the copyright and other intellectual property in Your Content, subject to the non-exclusive rights granted below.
    3. License and Permission to Use Your Content.
      1. By submitting, posting, or displaying Your Content on the UttamKheti Platform, you grant UttamKheti and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, publish, transmit, store, display and distribute, translate, communicate and make available to the public, and otherwise use Your Content in connection with the operation or use of the UttamKheti Platform or the promotion, advertising or marketing of the UttamKheti Platform or our business partners, in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), including via means of automated distribution, such as through an application programming interface (also known as an “API”). You agree that this license includes the right for UttamKheti to make Your Content available to other companies, organizations, business partners, or individuals who collaborate with UttamKheti for the syndication, broadcast, communication and making available to the public, distribution or publication of Your Content on the UttamKheti Platform or through other media or distribution methods. This license also includes the right for other users of the UttamKheti Platform to use, copy, reproduce, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, publish, transmit, display, and distribute, translate, communicate and make available to the public Your Content, subject to our Terms of Service. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Service, this license will not confer the right for you to use automated technology to copy or post questions and answers or to aggregate questions and answers for the purpose of making derivative works. If you do not wish to allow your answers to be translated by other users, you can globally opt out of translation in your profile settings or you can designate certain answers not for translation.
      2. Once you post an answer to a question, you may edit or delete your answer at any time from public display on UttamKheti, except in the case of anonymously posted answers. However, we may not be able to control removal of the answer from display on syndicated channels or other previously distributed methods outside of UttamKheti. UttamKheti may remove suspected spam from your answers. Once you post a question, it may be edited or deleted by other users or by UttamKheti at any time. Any edits and changes made by you may be visible to other users. The right for UttamKheti to copy, display, transmit, publish, perform, distribute, store, modify, and otherwise use any question you post, and sublicense those rights to others, is perpetual and irrevocable, to the maximum extent permitted by law, except as otherwise specified in this Agreement.
      3. You acknowledge and agree that UttamKheti may preserve Your Content and may also disclose Your Content and related information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any of Your Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of UttamKheti, its users, or the public.
      4. You understand that we may modify, adapt, or create derivative works from Your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks, devices, service providers, and in various media. We also may remove or refuse to publish Your Content, in whole or part, at any time.
      5. You further give us the permission and authority to act as your nonexclusive agent to take enforcement action against any unauthorized use by third parties of any of Your Content outside of the UttamKheti Platform or in violation of our Terms of Service.
    4. Your Responsibilities for Your Content. By posting Your Content on the UttamKheti Platform, you represent and warrant to us that: i) you have the ownership rights, or you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions to use Your Content and grant us the rights to use Your Content as provided for under this Agreement, and ii) that posting Your Content violates no intellectual property or personal right of others or any applicable law or regulation, including any laws or regulations requiring disclosure that you have been compensated for Your Content. You accept full responsibility for avoiding infringement of the intellectual property or personal rights of others or violation of laws and regulations in connection with Your Content. You are responsible for ensuring that Your Content does not violate UttamKheti’s Acceptable Use Policy and other published UttamKheti policy, or any applicable law or regulation. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed to any person by reason of Your Content.
  3. Our Content and Materials
    1. Definition of Our Content and Materials. All intellectual property in or related to the UttamKheti Platform (specifically including, but not limited to our software, the UttamKheti marks, the UttamKheti logo, but excluding Your Content) is the property of UttamKheti, or its subsidiaries and affiliates, or content posted by other UttamKheti users licensed to us (collectively “Our Content and Materials”).
    2. Data. All data UttamKheti collects (“Data”) about use of the UttamKheti Platform by you or others is the property of UttamKheti, its subsidiaries, and affiliates. For clarity, Data does not include Your Content and is separate from Our Content and Materials.
    3. Our License to You.
      1. We grant you a personal, limited, non-exclusive license to use and access Our Content and Materials and Data as made available to you on the UttamKheti Platform in connection with your use of the UttamKheti Platform, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
      2. We gives you a worldwide, royalty-free, revocable, personal, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to re-post Our Content and Materials anywhere on the web, subject to these Terms and Conditions and provided that: (a) the content in question was added to the UttamKheti Platform after May 08, 2021; (b) the user who created the content has not explicitly marked the content as not for reproduction on the UttamKheti Platform; (c) you do not modify the content; (d) you attribute UttamKheti by name in readable text and with a human and machine-followable link (an HTML <a> anchor tag) linking back to the page displaying the original source of the content on UttamKheti on every page that contains Our Content and Materials; (e) upon request, either by UttamKheti or a user, you remove the user’s name from content which the user has subsequently made anonymous; (f) upon request, either by UttamKheti or by a user who contributed to the content, you make a reasonable effort to update a particular piece of content to the latest version on the UttamKheti Platform; and (g) upon request, either by UttamKheti or by a user who contributed to the content, you make a reasonable attempt to delete content that has been deleted or marked as not for reproduction on the UttamKheti Platform; (h) you don’t republish more than a small portion of Our Content and Materials; (i) you do not use any automated tools to aggregate or create derivative works. In exercising these rights, you may not implicitly or explicitly assert any connection with, sponsorship or endorsement by UttamKheti, or any UttamKheti user, without separate, express prior written permission from us.
      3. We may terminate our license to you at any time for any reason. We have the right but not the obligation to refuse to distribute any content on the UttamKheti Platform or to remove content. Except for the rights and license granted in these Terms of Service, we reserve all other rights and grant no other rights or licenses, implied or otherwise.
    4. Permitted uses. If you operate a search engine, web crawler, bot, scraping tool, data mining tool, bulk downloading tool, wget utility, or similar data gathering or extraction tool, you may access the UttamKheti Platform, subject to the following additional rules: i) you must use a descriptive user agent header; ii) you must follow robots.txt at all times; iii) your access must not adversely affect any aspect of the UttamKheti Platform’s functioning; and iv) you must make it clear how to contact you, either in your user agent string, or on your website if you have one. You represent and warrant that you will not use any automated tools such as artificial intelligence or machine learning i) to create derivative works of Our Content and Materials; ii) to create any service competitive to the UttamKheti Platform; or iii) for other commercial purposes except as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service or the written consent of UttamKheti.
    5. No Endorsement or Verification. Please note that the UttamKheti Platform contains access to third-party content, products and services, and it offers interactions with third parties. Participation or availability on the UttamKheti Platform does not amount to endorsement or verification by us. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any content posted on the UttamKheti Platform by anyone.
    6. Ownership. You acknowledge and agree that Our Content and Materials remain the property of UttamKheti’s users or UttamKheti. The content, information and services made available on the UttamKheti Platform are protected by Indian and international copyright, trademark, and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable.
  4. Integrated Service Provider. You may enable another online service provider, such as a social networking service (“Integrated Service Provider”), to be directly integrated into your account on the UttamKheti Platform. By enabling an integrated service, you are allowing us to pass to, and receive from, the Integrated Service Provider your log-in information and other user data. For more information about UttamKheti’s use, storage, and disclosure of information related to you and your use of integrated services within Uttamkheti. Note that your use of any Integrated Service Provider and its own handling of your data and information is governed solely by their terms of use, privacy policies, and other policies.
  5. More About Certain Offerings on the UttamKheti Platform
    1. Newsletters. When you sign up for the UttamKheti Platform, the service includes receipt of newsletters of content that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receipt of the digests, and adjust other communication settings, by going to “Email and Notification” .
    2. Advertisements. The UttamKheti Platform may include advertisements, which may be targeted to content or information on the UttamKheti Platform, queries made through the UttamKheti Platform, or other information, in an effort to make them relevant to you. The types and extent of advertising by UttamKheti are subject to change. In consideration for UttamKheti granting you access to and use of the UttamKheti Platform, you agree that UttamKheti and its third-party providers and partners may place such advertising on the UttamKheti Platform. If you wish to become an advertiser, you will be required to enter into separate and supplemental terms with us about providing advertising services on the UttamKheti Platform.
    3. Subscriptions. Certain content in Spaces or from other areas of the UttamKheti Platform may be available only by subscription, subject to supplemental terms and conditions.
    4. Buttons, Links and Widgets. You have permission to use UttamKheti’s buttons, links, and widgets, subject to these Terms of Service (including the disclaimers and limitations of liability) and provided that: (a) your use of such buttons, links and widgets link only to the UttamKheti Platform; (b) you will not modify such buttons, links, or widgets or associated code in any manner; (c) you will not use any such buttons, links, or widgets in any manner which implies or suggests that UttamKheti endorses, sponsors, or recommends the website on which such buttons, links and widgets are used; and (d) the use of such buttons, links and widgets, and the website on which such buttons, links and widgets are used do not violate UttamKheti’s Acceptable Use Policy.
    5. Web resources and third-party services. The UttamKheti Platform may also offer you the opportunity to visit links to other websites or to engage with third-party products or services. You assume all risk arising out of your use of such websites or resources.
    6. Services that Require Separate Agreement. Certain features or services may require that you enter into a separate and supplemental written agreement prior to use.
  6. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF UTTAMKHETI ENTITIES TO YOU.

    “UTTAMKHETI ENTITIES” MEANS UTTAMKHETI, AND ANY SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, RELATED COMPANIES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH OF THEM. EACH PROVISION BELOW APPLIES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
    1. WE ARE PROVIDING YOU THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM, ALONG WITH OUR CONTENT AND MATERIALS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS, ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, UTTAMKHETI ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR TRADE USAGE.
    2. UTTAMKHETI MAKES NO PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR: (i) CONTENT POSTED BY ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY; (ii) ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT, OR THIRD-PARTY SERVICE LISTED ON OR ACCESSIBLE TO YOU THROUGH THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM, INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED SERVICE PROVIDER OR PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTOR; (iii) THE QUALITY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY YOU ENCOUNTER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT. UTTAMKHETI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (a) THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (b) THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE RESULTS OR INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE USE OF THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM, A PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTOR, OR ANY OTHER USER WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED OR PURCHASED BY YOU THROUGH THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM WILL BE SATISFACTORY.
    3. YOU AGREE THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UTTAMKHETI ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UTTAMKHETI ENTITIES SPECIFICALLY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, REPUTATIONAL HARM, OR LOSS OF DATA (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM.
    4. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM IS TO STOP USING THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM.
    5. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, UTTAMKHETI’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM OR THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID TO UTTAMKHETI IN CONNECTION WITH THE UTTAMKHETI PLATFORM IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
  7. Indemnification

    You agree to release, indemnify, and defend UttamKheti Entities from all third-party claims and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to: i) your use of the UttamKheti Platform, ii) Your Content, iii) your conduct or interactions with other users of the UttamKheti Platform, or iv) your breach of any part of this Agreement. We will promptly notify you of any such claim and will provide you (at your expense) with reasonable assistance in defending the claim. You will allow us to participate in the defense and will not settle any such claim without our prior written consent. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In that event, you will have no further obligation to defend us in that matter.
  8. General Terms
    1. Changes to these Terms of Service. We may amend this Agreement (including any policies, such as the Privacy PolicyAcceptable Use Policy or any other published policy that are incorporated into this Agreement) at any time, in our sole discretion. If we amend material terms to this Agreement, such amendment will be effective right after the update on the website and you are responsible to check the policy from time to time. Your failure to cancel your account, or cease use of the UttamKheti Platform, after amendment, will constitute your acceptance of the amended terms. If you do not agree to the amendments or to any of the terms in this Agreement, your only remedy is to cancel your account or to cease use of the UttamKheti Platform.
    2. Applications and Mobile Devices. If you access the UttamKheti Platform through a UttamKheti application, you acknowledge that this Agreement is between you and UttamKheti only, and not with another application service provider or application platform provider (such as Apple Inc. or Google Inc.), which may provide you the application subject to its own terms. To the extent you access the UttamKheti Platform through a mobile device, your wireless carrier’s standard charges, data rates, and other fees may apply.
    3. Survival. The following provisions will survive expiration or termination of this Agreement: Section 2(e)(Termination), 2(g)(Feedback), Section 3(Your Content), Section 4(a)-(b) and (d)-(f)(Our Content and Materials), Section 8 (Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability), Section 7 (Indemnification), and Section 8 (General Terms).
    4. Assignment. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement) without our prior written consent; any attempted assignment or transfer without complying with the foregoing will be void. We may freely assign or transfer this Agreement. This Agreement inures to the benefit of and is binding upon the parties and their respective legal representatives, successors, and assigns.
    5. Electronic Communications. You consent to receive communications from us by email in accordance with this Agreement and applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically will satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
    6. Entire Agreement/ Severability. This Agreement supersedes all prior terms, agreements, discussions and writings regarding the UttamKheti Platform and constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the UttamKheti Platform (except as to services that require separate written agreement with us, in addition to this Agreement). If any provision in this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, then that provision will not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Agreement, which will remain in full force and effect.
    7. Interpretation. In construing or interpreting the terms of this Agreement: (i) the headings in this Agreement are for convenience only, and are not to be considered, and (ii) no presumption is to operate in either party’s favor as a result of its counsel’s role in drafting this Agreement.
    8. Notices. All notices permitted or required under this Agreement, unless specified otherwise in this Agreement, must be sent in writing as follows in order to be valid: (i) if to you, by us via email to the address associated with your account, and (ii) if to us vide our email. Notices will be deemed given (a) if to you, when emailed, and (b) if to us, on receipt by us.
    9. Relationship. This Agreement does not create a joint venture, agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between you and us. Except as expressly provided herein, neither party has the right, power, or authority to create any obligation or duty, express or implied, on behalf of the other.
    10. Waiver. No waiver of any terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Our failure to assert a right or provision under this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
    11. Further Assurances. You agree to execute a hard copy of this Agreement and any other documents, and to take any actions at our expense that we may request to confirm and effect the intent of this Agreement and any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement.
    12. Contact. Feel free to contact us through our contact form with any questions about these terms.

Acceptable Use Policy

Uttamkheti is a place that empowers farmers and gardeners to get solution of their problems. We believe if people don’t feel safe they can’t contribute to knowledge or listen to another person’s point of view. The following rules help everyone on Uttamkheti have a safe experience:

Be Nice, Be Respectful

Engage with Others in a Constructive Way
Assume everyone on Uttamkheti is here to make the platform a great resource with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions. It is OK to disagree, but please be civil, respectful, and considerate to other posters.

No Hate Speech
Uttamkheti is a place for civil discourse and does not tolerate content that attacks or disparages an individual or group based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation or another similar characteristic. Any generalizations about these topics should be phrased as neutrally as possible.

No Harassment and Bullying
Abusive behavior directed towards private individuals is not allowed. Repeated and unwanted contact constitutes a form of harassment. Content should not make threats against others or advocate violence, including self-harm.

Respect the Rights of Others

Identity and Deceptive Activity
Your Uttamkheti profile should use accurate and truthful credentials. Do not use Uttamkheti to impersonate another person, act as another entity without authorization, or create multiple accounts with the intention of violating Uttamkheti’s policies.

Intellectual Property and Personal Rights
Do not post content that infringes any intellectual property or personal right of another party. Writing taken from another source should be properly attributed and block quoted.

Respect the Uttamkheti Platform

No Spam
Do not use Uttamkheti to post or attract spam.

No Malicious or Illegal Activity
Do not contribute viruses, malware, and other malicious programs or engage in activity that harms or interferes with the operation of Uttamkheti or seeks to circumvent security or authentication measures. Do not use Uttamkheti to engage in unlawful activity or to promote illegal acts.
 
Abide by Other Uttamkheti Policies
Follow Uttamkheti’s other policies, which Uttamkheti may add or change from time to time.

Reporting Problems

If you see something on Uttamkheti that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us using the our contact form.
 
Violating the Acceptable Use Policy may result in the removal of content, or in the limitation or termination of a user’s access to Uttamkheti.