"iWoman Global Awards" is pleased to provide to you its sites, software, applications, content, products and services ("iWGA Services"), which may be branded as "iWGA". These terms govern your use and our provision of the "iWGA" Services on which these terms are posted, as well as "iWGA" Services we make available on third-party sites and platforms if these terms are disclosed to you in connection with your use of the "iWGA" Services. Please read these terms carefully before using the "iWGA" services.
Any dispute between you and us must be resolved by individual binding arbitration. Please read the arbitration provision in these terms as it affects your rights under this contract.
Nothing in these terms is intended to affect your rights under the law in your usual place of residence. If there is a conflict between those rights and these terms, your rights under applicable local law will prevail.
Submissions and Unsolicited Ideas Policies
Our long-standing company policy does not allow us to accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials. In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
Notifications of claimed copyright infringement and counter notices must be sent to our designated agent:
- Act of Random Kindness (ARK) Social Welfare Society
- 2nd Floor, I-Space, Bangalore-Mumbai Highway,
- Bavdhan, Pune, Maharashtra
- Phone: +91 7410074074
- Email: email@example.com
We are only able to accept notices in the languages into which these terms are made available by us.
Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
You and "iWGA" agree to arbitrate all disputes between you and The "iWGA" or its affiliates, except disputes relating to the enforcement of "iWGA" or its affiliates' intellectual property rights. "Dispute" includes any dispute, action or other controversy between you and us concerning the "iWGA" Services or these terms, whether in contract, tort, warranty, statute or regulation, or other legal or equitable basis. You and "iWGA" Interactive empower the arbitrator with the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability or enforceability of these terms or formation of this contract, including the arbitrability of any dispute and any claim that all or any part of these terms are void or voidable.
In the event of a dispute, you or "iWGA" Interactive must send to the other party a notice of dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address and contact information of the party giving the notice, the facts giving rise to the dispute and the relief requested. You must send any notice of dispute to Act of Random Kindness (ARK) Social Welfare Society, 2nd Floor, I-Space, Bangalore-Mumbai Highway, Bavdhan, Pune, Maharashtra, India, Attention: Legal/Arbitration Notice. We will send any notice of dispute to you at the contact information we have for you. You and "iWGA" Interactive will attempt to resolve a dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the notice of dispute is sent. After sixty (60) days, you or we may commence arbitration. You may also litigate a dispute in small claims court if the dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court, whether or not you negotiated informally first.
If you and "iWGA" Interactive do not resolve a dispute by informal negotiation or in small claims court, the dispute shall be settled by binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Indian Judicial System. You are giving up the right to litigate a dispute in court before a judge or jury. Arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator may award damages to you individually as a court could, including declaratory or injunctive relief, but only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim.
If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of our last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if we did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then we will pay you the amount of the award or US $1,000, whichever is greater, and pay your attorney, if any, the amount of attorneys' fees, and reimburse any expenses (including expert witness fees and costs) that you or your attorney reasonably accrue for investigating, preparing and pursuing your claim in arbitration. We waive any right to seek an award of attorneys' fees and expenses in connection with any non-frivolous arbitration between you and us.
Proceedings To Resolve Or Litigate A Dispute In Any Forum Will Be Conducted On An Individual Basis. Neither you nor "iWGA" Interactive will seek a dispute heard as a class action, private attorney general action, or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitration or proceeding. If the class action waiver is found to be illegal or unenforceable as to all or some parts of a dispute, those parts will be severed and proceed in a court of law, with the remaining parts proceeding in arbitration.
Choice of Forum
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms or the "iWGA" Services that is not subject to arbitration shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state of Maharashtra, India and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating such action.
Choice of Law
These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maharashtra and the laws of India, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles.
If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The provisions of these terms which by their nature should survive the termination of these terms shall survive such termination.
No waiver of any provision of these terms by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.