Terms & Conditions

Mission

We aim to foster a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP/innovation eco-system for India.

General

You are free to use our site and all content therein for all lawful non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, you are required to abide by our website policy below and this is intended to be a legally binding agreement.

We take no responsibility for any liability arising out of your usage of our site.

Copyright

Individual authors own copyright in their works published on the site. For everything else, all rights vests with SpicyIP. If you wish to use the work for purposes other than fair use, please see individual author licensing policy below:

 

Author Copyright Licensing Policy
Shamnad Basheer  
Prashant Reddy  
Rajiv Kr. Choudhry  
Mathews P. George  
Pankhuri Agarwal  
Balu Nair  
Rahul Bajaj  
Divij Joshi  
Sreyoshi Guha

It is your responsibility to ensure that any content that you post anywhere on the website does not violate third person’s proprietary rights.

Prohibited Activities

It is our mission to provide space for transparent and fair discussion. We will not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour that will hamper the discussion. To help us do this, please ensure that:

1. Your activity does not

(a)   compromise security of the website; and

(b)   result in distribution or transmission of illegal material

2. Your comments are not

(a)   irrelevant to the discussion; or

(b)   malicious, inflammatory, unreasonable, obscene or objectionable in any manner; or

(c)    disrespectful to others opinions or defamatory.

3. You do not

(a)   impersonate a third person; or

(b)   imitate another person; or

(c)    fraudulently misrepresent to be a third party; or

(d)   provide false information about yourself.

Moderation

We do not want to hinder your free speech. However, we have a moderation process to screen out any spam or any of the prohibited activities above. Our moderation policy as below:

1. Moderation frequency

We will strive to publish most comments immediately. In any case, moderation process will be complete within 72 hours from the time when posted.

2. Editing

We will edit, move or modify any content within the confines of this policy.

3. Delete

We will remove, delete and not publish any content that does not fit this policy.

4. Transparency

If you are aggrieved, feel free to write to us.

Disclaimer

We provide information on an ‘as is’ basis. Any reliance on content on our site is completely at your risk. To clarify further, we are not responsible for:

1. views expressed by you or any contributing authors and the individual authors is solely responsible for his/her views;

2. content provided on any linked pages and all links provided on our pages are for convenience only;

3. any errors, omissions or representations on any of our pages.

Policy Changes

We may change our policy from time to time. Rest assured any changes will be consistent with our mission. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will make an appropriate announcement on the website.

Contact Information

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer

Founder & Chief Mentor

Email: [email protected]

Pankhuri Agarwal

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected]