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gurupaata.com Terms and Conditions

gurupaata.com is an online networking community that connects its members through a variety of services that it provides to its members. This document covers the terms and conditions under which these services are provided.

Your registration as a member of gurupaata.com or the use of any of the features and services on gurupaata.com, either as a registered member or as a visitor constitutes automatic acceptance of these terms and conditions.
gurupaata.com reserves the right to update the terms, conditions and notices of this agreement without notice to you. It is your responsibility to periodically review the most current version of this Agreement.

By accessing or using the Sites, Content, or Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service.

If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions of gurupaata.com, do not register and you will not be authorized to use gurupaata.com services.
The views expressed on the website are not those of gurupaata.com, and any issues in them belong to the respective contributors.
Through the use of this site, you agree to hold gurupaata.com harmless and its sponsors, owners, shareholders or employees against any claims.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Sites, Content and Services. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your password, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions.
You may not make any content item originating from gurupaata.com available for public access by any means whatsoever without obtaining prior written permission from gurupaata.com.

gurupaata.com provides a variety of forums for its members to express themselves in the form of blogs, comments, reviews and photographs. You truthfully assert that the content being contributed is yours and that you own the copyright to the content.
The content on the website is posted by gurupaata.com, visitors and its members. gurupaata.com will attempt to ensure the integrity and the accuracy of the Site in the Content and or Services but it does not guarantee that the information is accurate or complete or current. gurupaata.com can not be held liable for inaccuracy of any data listed on the website or any damage caused by the use of inaccurate data. It is gurupaata.com's policy to correct any inaccuracy reported within 7 days.
The opinions and reviews expressed on the site belong to the users and gurupaata.com cannot be held liable in any way about the content of the opinions and reviews. The platform allows users to express their views about different schools, teachers and training centers.

Information about the schools posted on the site is obtained from their official websites, other source on the internet and in some cases by calling the schools.
gurupaata.com should not be thought of as the authority and the final guide in your decision making.

gurupaata.com at its sole discretion may edit, delete or block access to any Content including Member Posted Content, without notice and without liability. We will however make reasonable efforts to inform you of the changes.
By uploading the logo of your institute, you give gurupaata.com the right to use the logo on gurupaata.com website as well as on any gurupaata marketing material.

If you are a visitor on our website and if you update any personal contact information such as phone number or e-mail address, gurupaata.com reserves the right to contact you over Phone calls, SMS or E-mail. If the intention was for tutoring/learning, or seeking information about our product & services, gurupaata team will guide you accordingly via phone call, SMS or e-mail.

While using the web site and engaged in any form of communication on any of the forums, you agree not to:

Post, publish or transmit any messages that is false, misleading, defamatory, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, invades another's privacy, offensive, promotes racism, hatred or harm against any individual or group or religion or caste, infringes another's rights including any intellectual property rights or copyright or trademark, violates or encourages any conduct that would violate any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability.

Upload or post otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available, under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
Upload or post or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. You may, however, post excerpts of copyrighted material so long as they adhere to Fair Use guidelines.

Collect screen names and email addresses of members for purposes of advertisement, solicitation or spam are prohibited.

gurupaata doesn't allow registration for Home Tuition Agencies & Organizations who are engaged in providing products or services similar to that of gurupaata.com (or) who is engaged in collection of data from gurupaata website and sharing/utilizing it for the benefit of competitors. If there are any such registrations, gurupaata.com reserves the right to terminate those accounts without any prior notice & without processing the refund of subscription associated to those accounts. gurupaata also reserves the right to initiate any legal proceedings if any 'Home Tuition Agencies or Organizations' contravenes condition as stated above.

Kindly clarify your doubts before you make a payment to upgrade to any of our premium membership plans or buy extra coins. Once a payment is made, it cannot be refunded.
Before availing any of our advertising packages - Sponsored Listing, Branding Package and Banner Ad, kindly understand the benefits the packages offer. The payment made for any of our Branding packages is non-refundable.

In case you have any doubt or query, please drop an email at support@gurupaata.com . We’ll get back to you within 2 working days.
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of website or breach any security or authentication measures.

Access or search the Sites Content or Services with any engine, software, or tool.
Send unsolicited email, junk mail, spam, or chain letters, or promotions or advertisements for products or services.
Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the gurupaata.com Site without a written agreement.

Create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses.
Post text, messages, graphics or materials that are sales offers, advertisements, or promotions for products or services.

gurupaata.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services with or without notice.
For gurupaata ‘Assured’ members

All members who are receiving enquiries from gurupaata in categories that have been marked as ‘gurupaata Assured’ categories will be considered as ‘gurupaata Assured’ members once their application for membership is accepted and approved by gurupaata. Following terms will be deemed as accepted by such members, if they respond (via call, message or booking a demo) to any enquiry in an ‘gurupaata Assured’ category.

Categories will be designated as ‘gurupaata Assured’ categories for ‘online’ or ‘offline’ (tuitions conducted at student’s home, tutor’s home or tuition centers) - via an email communication. The same will be conveyed on gurupaata website if the tutor signs up for any such category. In any case, the decision of gurupaata team regarding the categories or enquiries that qualify as ‘gurupaata Assured’ will be considered as final and binding.
If you have applied for ‘Assured’ membership, your application will need to be accepted and approved by gurupaata, before you can be confirmed as an ‘gurupaata Assured’ member.
Benefits of being an gurupaata Assured member:

You will not lose gurupaata coins if you call someone and the call does not get picked up.

You will be charged gurupaata coins only if you call someone and the call gets connected OR if you get a demo attended by a student.
Your gurupaata coins will never expire

You will get bonus gurupaata coins as an incentive for getting payments from students who posted an enquiry on gurupaata

Commission rates as chargeable to gurupaata Assured members:
If you are signed up as a Free Member, you will be charged 35% of any payment that you receive from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link (applicable to payments for first 10 classes)

If you are signed up as a Silver Member you will be charged 30% of any payment that you receive from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link (applicable to payments for first 10 classes)

If you are signed up as a Gold Member you will be charged 25% of any payment that you receive from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link (applicable to payments for first 10 classes)

If you are signed up as a Platinum Member you will be charged 20% of any payment that you receive from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link (applicable to payments for first 10 classes)

For any payment received from students for 11th or higher number of classes, a flat rate of 10% commission will be charged.

The commission rates and the pricing scheme mentioned above are subject to change from time to time at the sole discretion of management at gurupaata.com

Bonus Coins for gurupaata Assured members:

If you get a payment from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link for first 10 classes, you will earn Bonus gurupaata Coins that will be calculated as 20 times the coins that you were charged for connecting with the student (via a call or an online demo)
If you get a payment from students via gurupaata SecurePay Link for 11th or higher number of classes, you will earn Bonus gurupaata Coins that will be calculated as 10 times the coins that you were charged for connecting with the student (via a call or an online demo)

The policy for awarding bonus coins as mentioned above is subject to change from time to time at the sole discretion of management at gurupaata.com
Communicating with students and receiving payments from students or learners who posted an enquiry on gurupaata

gurupaata Assured members are required to share only the ‘gurupaata SecurePay’ link with learners who want to make a payment to them for any of the classes they agree to take up with them.

gurupaata Assured members are required to communicate with learners who posted an enquiry on gurupaata, only by using the messaging, call or demo options offered through gurupaata.

Terms of suspension from the gurupaata Assured membership:
gurupaata reserves the right to suspend anyone from gurupaata Assured membership for a period which may last for a few days, months or even permanently, at the sole discretion of management at gurupaata.com, if a member is found to be indulging in any of the following activities:

Sharing their contact information with students via messaging, a call or a demo session conducted through gurupaata.com. Including any contact information that can potentially take the conversation and the student outside of gurupaata, will be considered as a ‘strike’ against the gurupaata Assured member.

Sharing any information, link or any message that can be used by the student to make a payment to the gurupaata Assured member, without using gurupaata SecurePay link, will be considered as a ‘strike’ against the gurupaata Assured member

Any failure to report students (within 24 hours of the incident happening) who either share their contact information or try to transfer payments without using gurupaata SecurePay link, will also be considered as a ‘strike’ against the gurupaata Assured member.

Following will be the duration of suspension for every ‘strike’ against an gurupaata Assured member:

1st strike: Zero days of suspension and a warning to cease & desist from violating the terms of use of ‘gurupaata Assured’ platform

2nd strike: 7 days of suspension and a warning to cease & desist from violating the terms of use of ‘gurupaata Assured’ platform

3rd strike: 30 days of suspension and a warning to cease & desist from violating the terms of use of ‘gurupaata Assured’ platform

4th strike: 90 days of suspension or a permanent removal from ‘gurupaata Assured’ platform, at the sole discretion of the management at gurupaata.com

Support offered to gurupaata Assured members

All gurupaata Assured members, once they are accepted and approved by gurupaata, will be asked to join our ‘Community’ set up on Telegram messenger. The steps to download that application and join the community, will be shared with the members on email.
gurupaata Assured members can send a message on the ‘Community’ chat group on Telegram app, or email live@gurupaata.com to raise their queries or concerns regarding gurupaata Assured.

Venue Only

If you enter into correspondence or engage in commercial transactions with third parties in connection with your use of the gurupaata Service, such activity is solely between you and the applicable third party. gurupaata shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such activity. You hereby release gurupaata.com from all claims arising from such activity.

Ownership

Except for the Content submitted by members or users, the gurupaata Service and all aspects thereof, including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights therein, is owned by gurupaata.com or its licensors. You acknowledge that the gurupaata.com and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the gurupaata Service contain gurupaata's proprietary information. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display or in any way exploit, any of the content, software, and/or materials available on the gurupaata.com Site, or gurupaata Services in whole or in part except as expressly provided in gurupaata's policies and procedures. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, gurupaata.com and its suppliers do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in the gurupaata.com Service not expressly granted by gurupaata.com to you are retained by gurupaata.com.

Limitation of Liability

THE SITE, CONTENT, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL gurupaata.com, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICES.
gurupaata.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITES, CONTENT, OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.
gurupaata.com MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES, CONTENT OR SERVICES.
 
 

 

gurupaata.com Privacy Policy

This document is published by virtue of a legal requirement under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 that requires ‘intermediaries’ to publish the rules and regulations, privacy policy and terms for access or usage of the website and is primarily governed by Rule 3 (1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 and Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.

Your Consent
By accessing https://www.gurupaata.com/ (“our Website”) and using it on a continued basis, you expressly consent and confirm to gurupaata collecting, maintaining, using, processing and disclosing your personal and other information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Commitment
gurupaata intends to protect the privacy of its users (whether or not registered with gurupaata) on its website being and the privacy of their data provided to gurupaata from time to time. The privacy of our Website users, whether you are our former or existing registered user or merely a visitor to our Website, is important to us and we are strongly committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal and other information secure. We encourage you to read our privacy statement to understand what types of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information. For the purpose of providing you with quality services, our Website collects preliminary personal information that allows us to identify you as a user and know more about your requirements. Some of our services may direct you to web domains of third parties. Information (if any) provided by you on such web domains may be dealt by them in the manner provided by the privacy statements of such third party web domains. This Privacy Policy only deals with your information shared with us (either as a registered user or a mere visitor) and we shall in no manner be liable/bound for protection of information (if any), which may be shared by you on such third party web domains. We encourage you to very carefully review the privacy policy of any third-party website you visit before using it and to be very cautious before you disclose your personal information on such websites.

What type of information does gurupaata.com collect from you?

Personal Information
If you are a tutor, teacher, lecturer, instructor or coaching institution (“gurupaata Professional”) gurupaata requires you to register on our Website by providing your name, email ID, personal phone number, password, location and gender. The Website also prompts you to share a photograph that may help better identify you amongst the prospective customers and which you may share at your own discretion. Such information is published on the Website as a part of the ‘search’ results of the search functionality developed by us. If you are a prospective customer looking to get connected with gurupaata professionals, our Website collects your name, email ID, personal phone number, details of personal interest and location. Such information is shared on a limited basis by us with gurupaata Professionals in order to facilitate faster connect between the parties. Further, in order to consummate certain transactions, our Website may also require you to submit your credit/debit card and/or bank account details through a secure Third Party Payment Gateway provider. We may collect your bank details in certain circumstances, where money needs to be transferred to you via NEFT to your bank account. Such information is kept strictly confidential. gurupaata also collects your other personal details including but not limited to your feedback, suggestions, views, comments, etc. that may be shared/volunteered by you on our discussion forums or other pages which you may access or visit on our Website. Such information being in the public domain is available for access for all our Website’s users and visitors. In this regard, you are advised to exercise discretion before you make such details public, as such information may be vulnerable to mis-use and can be easily misused. gurupaata in this regard fully disclaims any liability(ies) or claim(s) which may arise by use/misuse of such information shared by you, by any third party or any party not known to gurupaata.

For gurupaata.com to recognize you as a registered member, you must login with your email and password. At the time of login, you will have the option to instruct the Website to remember you so when you come back the next time to use the Website, you do not have to remember your email and password. Your email and password are never shared by gurupaata with anybody within or outside of gurupaata.com.

All other information exchanged by you with gurupaata in the form of written communication, responses to emails, feedback required from you, participation in discussions, etc. shall be deemed to be confidential and shall be owned by gurupaata and shall be available for the exclusive use of gurupaata. Our Website does not collect information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide it. gurupaata DOES NOT trade or sell your information in any manner, except as specified herein, or if express consent is sought from you.

Non-Personal Information
ThinkVidya also collects certain other information from you on your visit to our Website such as your information about your operating system, browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your Internet service provider and your IP Address (“Non-personal Information”). This information cannot be easily used to personally identify you. We use Non-personal information for the purposes including but not limited to troubleshoot connection problems, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, to ascertain how our visitors use our website, including information relating to the frequency of visits to our web site, average length of visits, pages viewed during a visit, ensuring compliance with the applicable law, co-operating with law enforcement activities, etc. This information is used to improve the site content and performance. You also agree that gurupaata may gather usage statistics and usage data from your use of our Website to evaluate your use of our products/services, to improve our products/services, Website content and to ensure that you are complying with the terms of the applicable agreements between you and gurupaata. The statistics and data collected may or may not be aggregated. These statistics contain no information that can distinctly identify you.

We may in future also share this information with third party service providers or third party advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and for other bonafide purpose as we may desire. By usage of our Website you expressly permit gurupaata to access such information for one or more purposes deemed fit by gurupaata.

Cookies
Similar to other commercial web sites, our Website utilizes standard technology called "Cookies" and Web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are only read by the server that places them, and are unable to inter alia run programs on your computer, plant viruses or harvest your personal information. Cookies allow Web servers to recognize your computer each time you return to our Website including the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Websites visited just before and just after our Website, verify your registration or password information (in case of registered users) during a particular session so that you do not have to input your password multiple times as you navigate the site and suggest products or services that may interest you. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. By changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. gurupaata understands and supports your right to block any unwanted Internet activity, especially that of unscrupulous websites. However, blocking gurupaata cookies may disable certain features on our Website and may make it impossible for you to use certain services available on our Website.

Session Data
We automatically log generic information about your computer's connection to the Internet, which we call "session data", that is anonymous and not linked to any personal information. Session data consists of information such as the IP address, operating system, type of browser software being used by you and the activities conducted by you on our Website. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyze things such as the items visitors are likely to click on most, the manner in which visitors click preferences on our Website, number of visitors surfing to various pages on the site, time spent by the visitors on our Website and frequency of their visit. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us administer our systems better. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.

Other
We may from time to time add or enhance products/services available on our Website. To the extent these products/services are provided to and used by you, we will use the information you provide in this regard to facilitate the products/service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store and publish such information to assist us in making the site better and easier to use.

Promotional Initiatives
gurupaata’s presence on social networking websites including but not limited to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, etc. is only a promotional initiative to invite registrations and participation of prospective customers located in different parts of the country. The domain links contained therein may either direct you to our Website or request your participation by way of feedback, suggestions. gurupaata in this regard fully disclaims any liability(ies) or claim(s) which may arise by use/misuse of your feedback, suggestions, views, etc. on any of the aforementioned networking websites or blogs, by any third party whether or not known to gurupaata.

How does gurupaata protect my Personal Information?
gurupaata is committed to protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Whenever gurupaata obtains personal information from you, our Website uses commercially reasonable efforts and general industry standards to protect it from any unauthorized access or disclosure. Save as otherwise provided herein, access to your personal information is limited to gurupaata’s personnel and such authorized third parties who may host your data on our behalf or may assist us in providing the products and services requested by you. gurupaata uses its best endeavours to maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that aim to protect your information against loss, misuse, damage, modification, and unauthorized access or disclosure. However, gurupaata assumes no liability whatsoever for any disclosure of personal information due to unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or any other acts or omissions beyond reasonable control of gurupaata.

Does gurupaata secure the content posted by its users?
The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through our Website, such as forum postings, your profile page, the images you upload to our Website, may be accessed by other users (registered or unregistered), including people that you do not know. The purpose of making such content public is to enhance your overall experience and to provide you a platform where users meet and interact on a one to one basis. However, the content/images that you post/share on our Website may be prone to mis-use by a party not known to you. gurupaata in this regard fully disclaims any liability(ies) or claim(s) which may arise by use/misuse of such content, by any third party or any party not known to gurupaata. We suggest that you exercise care and caution in communicating with other users and only disclose your information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.

How does gurupaata use the information that it collects?
Your information may be used by us and/or authorized third parties/service partners to support your interaction with us and to provide you our Services and products that we offer. By submitting your personal information to gurupaata, you expressly acknowledge and consent to gurupaata to use such information and to process the same in a manner deemed fit by gurupaata. This may involve conducting data analysis, research based on reviews about deals, transfer of your information to third party experts for the purpose of outsourcing services offered to you by gurupaata, etc.

What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
gurupaata makes every reasonable effort to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of your information shared with us. We implement standard measures and mechanisms complaint with the applicable laws to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception of your personal information. However, no Internet site can fully eliminate security risks.
We reserve the right to disclose the information collected from you without your consent (express or implied) and without any liabilities to you when required or permitted by law and we have a bonafide belief that
(i) such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or
(ii) to conform to the legal requirements, compliance/reporting to administrative and judicial authorities, as may be required
(iii) protect and defend the rights or property of the website owners of gurupaata, or the users of gurupaata,
(iv) person(s) or company(ies) who provide certain support services to us, and
(v) person(s) or company(ies) who share certain responsibilities/obligations of gurupaata.

How does gurupaata address children's privacy?
ThinkVidaya requires that the visitor must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. If you are below 18 years of age, you are strictly prohibited from registering on our Website or doing any act which leads us to believe that you are 18 years of age or above. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 18 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at support@gurupaata.com so that we may take immediate steps to delete the child's information.

I have more questions about privacy policy
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at contact@gurupaata.com.

Will gurupaata change privacy policy in the future?
This policy provides a general statement of the ways in which gurupaata aims to protect your personal information. You may, however, in connection with specific products or services offered by gurupaata, be provided with privacy policies or statements that substitute or supplement this policy. The terms and conditions of this policy may be changed from time to time, without your consent (express or implied) to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of your personal information. The revised policy will be effective immediately upon posting to our web site unless otherwise mentioned. This version of the policy is effective from December 4, 2015. You shall be bound by the revised Privacy Policy and it is your sole responsibility to check the same from time to time. You acknowledge that no knowledge of the revised Privacy Policy shall be a defence in any proceedings with regard to the Privacy Policy.

I have a complaint/concern
In accordance with Information Technology Act 2000 and rules made there under, the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer who can be contacted with respect to any complaints or concerns including those pertaining to breach of gurupaata’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other polices or questions are published as under:
Grievance Officer Name: Devaraj. S
Email address: support@gurupaata.com
Office can be contacted between 9:00AM to 6:00PM from Monday to Friday except on public holidays.