Terms of Service
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
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
Whom can you alert/notify about fraud or scam attempts?
- FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP
- FTC online complaint website (www.ftc.gov)
- Canadian PhoneBusters hotline:
- Internet Fraud Complaint Center website
- 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
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
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
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).
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
-- 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
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
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
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 agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless
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.