Terms of Service

Welcome

iVarta.com is an interactive on-line service operated on the World Wide Web of the Internet, consisting of information, content and variety of services provided by iVarta.com, affiliates of iVarta.com and other third parties for/to the users. "User" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection for access to and use of iVarta.com website and services.

This document covers the terms and conditions under which iVarta.com services are provided to you. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please stop using iVarta.com immediately.

General

Your use of any of the features and services on the iVarta.com web site constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. iVarta.com reserves the right to update the terms, conditions and notices of this Agreement at any point of time for any reason, without prior notice. These terms and conditions apply automatically to any new service/s or feature/s introduced by iVarta.com. It is your responsibility to periodically review the most current version of this Agreement. Your continued use of iVarta.com after we have posted changes to the terms of service, signifies your acceptance of any changed terms. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://www.iVarta.com.com/tos.htm

iVarta.com web site does not represent or endorse the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any opinion, statement, appeal, advice or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the web site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, appeal or information shall be at your own risk.

Neither iVarta.com nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. iVarta.com does not control the truth or accuracy of content posted or the safety, or legality of the items advertised or sold.

iVarta.com maintains links/hyperlinks to sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by the third parties (by parties other than us). We do not control other web sites, and we are not responsible for their contents. iVarta.com is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third party web site. Just because we have hyperlinks to such web sites does not mean we endorse any of the material on such web sites or have any association with their owners or operators.

iVarta.com efforts are directed towards creating social awareness among Indian masses. We make every effort to provide maximum information on various issues. It is possible that you may find other users' information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. If you feel the contents of our site are not acceptable to you, we request you to leave our site immediately.

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.

It is your responsibility to make sure you read and understand this document before using any of the iVarta.com services.

Accessing and Transmitting iVarta.com Content and the Communication

All the content is provided for public access free of charge, unless otherwise stated. All the areas on the service are public and not for private communication.

You may not make any content item originating from iVarta.com available for public access by any means without obtaining prior written permission from iVarta.com.

You may download and print a single copy of any content item for your personal, non-commercial use. Content items include, but are not restricted to, articles, columns, photographs, forum posts and reader comments on our site.

For the urls/links/contents from the external websites, you must review and follow the Terms of Service by respective external websites.

You may forward Internet URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to the third parties for private, non-commercial use, along with brief extracts that do not violate Fair Use guidelines.

You acknowledge that the opinions and views expressed via the service do not reflect those of iVarta.com. You agree that iVarta.com, in its sole discretion, may edit or delete any content displayed, uploaded to, distributed, or otherwise published through the service.

Chats, comments, postings, link/url postings, and other communications facilitated by the service are not endorsed by iVarta.com and such communications/postings shall not be considered reviewed, screened, approved or endorsed by iVarta.com.

You may post, or otherwise make publicly available, excerpts from iVarta.com content items, in any publicly accessible forum, so long as they follow standard Fair Use guidelines and iVarta.com is mentioned alongside.

 

Classifieds, Yellowpages, Websites and Event Listing at iVarta.com

iVarta Classifieds/Yellowpages are designed for local trading by meeting the buyer/seller in person.  

iVarta.com is NOT involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide security or escrow services. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of the contents of any ad. Ads are NOT reviewed before they go live online.

You should take following precautions to avoid a fraud:

  • ALWAYS, DEAL ONLY LOCALLY BY MEETING THE SELLER/BUYER IN PERSON - Follow this simple rule and you will eliminate 99.9% of the scammers. 
     

  • DO NOT send payment through wire transfer serviceS like Western Union, Moneygram etc. or by mailing a check. 
     

  • Absolutely NEVER deal with any person operating from international destinations.  
     

  • Never provide your personal or banking information (e.g. social insurance number, credit card number) to others over the Internet. Never give out your iVarta Verification Number/password, even if asked to do so in an email supposedly sent from iVarta team member. We never send any email asking for your personal information.
     

  • Understand the common methods adopted by scammers and fraudsters (given below).

Know more about common scams and frauds:

  • Scams targeting renters desperate for affordable apartments: Scammer will advertise for an apartment for rent (or sale) that is too good to be true. Something like a fully furnished two-bedroom with a balcony in NY area, going for $950 instead of the $2,200 it would normally fetch because of the tenant's sudden job transfer. The catch: You have to take it sight unseen - and send a security deposit. They will ask for deposit money (by wire transfer) to hold the apartment in your name. Once the few hundred dollars are sent, the advertiser will never reply to you again. This type of scam is becoming more common because apartments have become a hot commodity in big cities.
     
  • Overpayment: A buyer or seller will send you a check with higher amount and then ask for the difference/extra money to be returned to them by check or wire transfer. Often their check would bounce back and you would have lost all money you sent to the other party.
     
  • Brokerage fees/Shipping costs/Customs duty: A seller claims that there is a brokerage fee, Shipping cost, Customs duty, token payment required to get the item in your country/city. Do not pay such fees, because once the payment is delivered to them, they will stop the correspondence. There is not much you can do to retrieve those money.
     
  • Fake escrow sites: A buyer or seller suggests using escrow service to complete the transaction. These escrow sites are often run by the fraudsters (even though it appears as an "official" website). You will never receive any communication from them once they receive the money, and they would never send you any product/service.
     
  • Money transfer Scams: You get an email saying that your help is needed to take the money out of a country and that you will be paid a huge commission for your help. They will ask you for the money to help them settle the transaction and once they are paid you will never hear from them again.
     
  • Work from home offers: Many work from home offers are either spammers or frauds or "pyramid schemes" that require you to recruit other members to get paid. An ad may say that you can make $10,000 a month. But you will need to sell the product/service to many others to make that money. Several Home job offers will have you register at their websites (at certain fees) and you will end-up spamming for those websites (enter their ads on various free classified websites)

Be extremely careful about the advertisers that offer:

  • Loans in millions of $ without credit history (they have low interest rates and do not have a website)
  • Home Jobs that offer unrealistically high returns (thousands of dollars per week etc)
  • Gold dust, Palm oil, Crude Oil etc in high quantities from international locations.
  • Children for adoption from remote countries.
  • Kidneys or other human organs for Free.
  • Do not believe in any offers that are too good to believe in.

Whom can you alert/notify about fraud or scam attempts?

  • FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
  • FTC online complaint website (www.ftc.gov)
  • Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: 888-495-8501
  • Internet Fraud Complaint Center website (www.ic3.gov/)
  • Your local cyber Crime branch or your local police department.

Please note again: iVarta Classifieds/Yellowpages are designed for local trading by meeting the buyer/seller in person. DO NOT enter into any transaction with a seller/buyer without meeting them in person.

 

 

Contributing Opinions, Articles and Content to iVarta.com

The terms in this Section apply to all the content contributed to iVarta.com for publication after the edits. iVarta.com welcomes contributions of any original creative work from our members and visitors. Accepted contributions are reviewed by our staff. Your work is either rejected or accepted for publishing and the contents may be reformatted before publishing. Contributions accepted include, but are not limited to, text matter in English, audio formats, electronic images of photographs, digital images created using software tools. Your work is published at iVarta.com, where 'published' means uploaded for public access on the Internet, subject to the following terms and conditions:

You truthfully assert that the content being contributed is your creation and that you own the copyright to the content. Further, you truthfully assert you have not infringed on anybody else's copyright in the creation of this article/column.

You grant us unlimited Internet distribution rights, print distribution rights and electronic distribution rights. This includes Web publishing, syndication on other web sites, syndication with print publishers, publishing as part of a collection of articles, publishing as a book, email, ftp, telnet and other Internet-based information transfer protocols.

We also accept articles by authors that are published in other publications with non-exclusive rights. (That means you exclusively own the copyright to the content and the other publications and their copyrights should not object us publishing the article).

You may publish the content you contribute to iVarta.com, on your personal, non-commercial Web site.

Once granted and your content is published, the distribution rights cannot be revoked. In other words, once your contribution is published on iVarta.com it automatically becomes a permanent part of the publicly-accessible iVarta.com archives. You may, however, subject to our approval, update or revise your contributions on iVarta.com.

We are not responsible or liable for loss if visitors to the site violate your copyright and distribute your copyrighted content without your permission. We post Copyright notices on every article page, alerting the reader of your rights. If you believe your material may be illegally distributed on the Internet, we recommend that you periodically run searches using search engines to detect any unauthorized distribution.

You will not receive any monetary compensation for your contributions of articles/columns/letters. Thought we do not pay for these contributions, we are confident, the articles published on our Website or in newsletters will certainly find readership among our vast membership and regular visitors.

You grant us the right to organize, categorize, collate your contributed content and present it on the website in any manner we see fit. We may remove or edit your contribution at our discretion without having to secure your permission. We will however make all reasonable efforts to contact you regarding any substantial changes, and to this end, it is your responsibility to make sure we have up-to-date contact information for you in our records.

Your name and the email address will be published with the article. If you provide your digital picture that too will be carried with your article (after we have published 3 of your articles).

 

 

Ticketing Services

iVarta.com sells electronic tickets for social and cultural events, shows, concerts, performances, on behalf of the organizers of these events. iVarta.com does not set the ticket prices, determine seating locations, rescheduling or cancellation of the events. All there are managed by the organizers and iVarta.com only sells the electronic tickets for the convenience of the online buyers. All the ticket sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are allowed after the online purchase and your credit card has been charged. iVarta.com will send a confirmation of the order for tickets via email to the user upon successful processing of the order. This e-receipt is considered as the buyer’s e-Ticket. It is the responsibility of the user to make sure that the email address you provide to us is correct and accurate. The user should print this e-receipt and show it at the Venue along with their photo-id. iVarta.com WILL NOT send Paper tickets to any of the buyers for any of the events sold online at iVarta.com. It is the responsibility of the event organizers to honor the e-tickets they sold at iVarta.com. Sometimes, events are cancelled or rescheduled by the organizers for a various reasons. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled for any reason please contact the organizers for information on receiving a refund. iVarta.com assumes no responsibility for any refunds. iVarta.com will process the refunds only after clear instructions from the event organizers.

Conduct while using iVarta.com services

This Section covers the terms under which various iVarta.com services are made available to you. While using iVarta.com services, you agree NOT to:

-- Engage in any illegal activities, purpose or to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harmful, obscene, libelous, harm minors in any way; harassing defamatory, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially or otherwise objectionable. Not misuse in any manner the email forms available on our site. The private email forms available on iVarta.com are meant solely to send your views and opinions to authors and your response to various advertisements published on iVarta.com.

-- Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, iVarta.com official, associate, representative, leader or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through iVarta.com.

-- Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," “pyramids” or any other form of solicitation.

-- Attempt to get a password, account information, or other private information from a member, or harvest e-mail addresses or other personal information/s

You also agree that:

-- You shall use this website for lawful purposes only.
-- iVarta.com is not obliged to ensure that the Web site is available to all users at all times.
-- iVarta.com has no obligation to monitor the site or site-related services. However, you acknowledge and agree that iVarta.com has the right to monitor the site and site-related services and to disclose any information necessary to operate the site properly, to protect itself and its sponsors and customers and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.

-- iVarta.com is not responsible for a loss of access to iVarta.com services due to failure of networks connected to the Internet, or any other temporary hardware or software failure.

-- iVarta.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any service (or any part thereof) or the entire website with or without notice.

-- A possibility exists that the site could include inaccuracies or errors. Additionally, a possibility exists that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made by the third parties to the site. Although iVarta.com attempts to ensure the integrity and the accuracy of the site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the site. In the event that such an inaccuracy is found, please inform iVarta.com using feedback form.

Equipment

User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of iVarta.com web site and all charges related thereto.

Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability

iVarta.com AND/OR ITS PARTNERS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE iVarta.com'S SERVICES OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES, RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED, PURCHASED OR RECEIVED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH iVarta.com'S SERVICES AND/OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES, RESULTING FROM LOSS OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF A USER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF iVarta.com HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH iVarta.com SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF iVarta.com AND iVarta.com'S SERVICES OR ANY OF ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF iVarta.com'S OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.

NEITHER iVarta.com, ITS PARTNERS, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT iVarta.com SERVICES AND/OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES WILL MEET ANY USER'S REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF iVarta.com, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH iVarta.com.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ON OUR SITE, iVarta.com AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND IT MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF iVarta.com'S SERVICES AND/OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES, REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH iVarta.com'S SERVICES AND/OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES, REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH iVarta.com'S SERVICES AND/OR ITS PARTNER'S SERVICES.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUROUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT iVarta.com IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless iVarta.com, its partners, its sponsors, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all third party claims, damages, liability, and/or costs, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees, arising out of your activities in connection with the site or site-related services, your use of our services or our partner's services, your violation of the Terms of service or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.