Terms of use

Welcome to Sparklehood website, operated by Plankton Technology Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter referred to as ‘Plankton Technology’, ‘Sparklehood’, ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’). In this website we display and provide information about our team, collaborators, organization, application submission and application process, useful tools and topics for entrepreneurs, profile of companies who participated in our school.

When you use Sparklehood, you enter into a legal agreement, which is what we have outlined below.​

By accessing and using our services, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. We strongly urge you to read the Terms in detail before registering, accessing or using the website.

The Terms set forth below shall form a binding legal contract between you and Plankton Technology Private Limited (“Plankton”) having its registered office at Ideapad, CIIE Building, IIM Ahmedabad New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015. You agree and acknowledge that you have read the Terms set forth below.

These Terms of Use can be changed/modified at any time. However, we will make sure to post the changes on this page and update the date of last modification on top of the page. We might even communicate the changes through e-mail or other reasonable means. The changes will be effective after 14 days, and if you continue to use our website after that it indicates acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.
 
You have the right to opt-out of agreeing to these Terms, and therefore also using the website. If you are not comfortable with any of the Terms or do not wish to be bound by the same, you are at liberty to refrain from using the website.

​However, please be aware that your use of the website would mean deemed acceptance of these Terms and its associated policies mentioned here, including any modification thereof.

Registration: it might be possible that to access some sections/features of the website you will need to register with Sparklehood. In the moment you register, you are committed to provide truthful, updated and complete personal information. You can find more information on registration and application data required in the Privacy Policy section. It is not possible to register to our website if you are below 13 years old.

Account, Password and Security: you only are responsible for preserving the secretiveness of your password and account. Also, you are considered responsible for all the actions done under your account and password. You consent to:

  • Contact us straight away for any unauthorized use of your account and password
  • make sure you exit your account every time you leave the website

Sparklehood is not responsible for any damage due to not complying with this section.

Website modifications: We have the right to modify or cease temporarily or permanently, the whole website or parts of it without disclosure obligation. Therefore, you agree we are not liable for any modification or suspension of the website.

Storage and Use: Sparklehood can impose general practices and limits concerning the use of the website at any time with or without notice. These practices can concern the amount of time data and other content will be maintained by the website and the amount of storage space allotted to your content on our server. You consent we are not responsible for cancelling any data or failing at storing data. You also agree we can discontinue accounts if they are inactive for a long period of time.

By using the website you agree to follow the policies governing the different sections of the website. You are the only one responsible for all the content you upload/post/publish/display/email or transmit through the website (ex: video, tect, image, information, music, sound, software, graphics, messages, code). Following are some examples of the content/actions prohibited or illegal. In case you violate these terms we can take legal action and can terminate your account and eliminate your content.

  • content which infringes intellectual property rights of any party,
  • content which you have no right to upload/email due to some law or contractual relationships,
  • content which is a threat to the security of any person,
  • content which contains code/software viruses that can damage computers’ software or hardware,
  • content which contains any kind of unsolicited communication, advertising, promotion, commercial activities, spam, junk emails etc.,
  • content which is harassing, abusive, violent, vulgar, obscene or invasive of someone else’s privacy
  • disturb servers and networks connected to the website
  • violate any local, state, national, international law or other regulations with the same force as law
  • steal anyone else’s identity or misrepresent your connection to a certain person/entity
  • solicit information from anyone under 18
  • assemble any contact information of other users from the website with the intention to send unsolicited communications or use the website to advertise and sell products/services which are not authorised
  • promote any criminal activity 
  • obtain any information which was not intentionally made available from us

Unless explicitly authorised from us, you are not allowed to use (display, license, publish, reproduce, copy, sell, resell, exploit, transfer, create derivative work) the content of the website for any commercial use. The use is only personal.

Interaction between you and other users is solely your responsibility. Therefore, we are not liable and responsible in that respect, but we reserve the right to be involved in them.

Plankton and Sparklehood are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and/or other intellectual property laws. No information, content or material from the website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way without Plankton's express written permission. You are hereby given a limited licence to use the website services, subject to your agreement of these Terms.​

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content that may include feedback to or through our website, you give Plankton a worldwide, perpetual licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. This licence shall not revert to you even if it is not used by Plankton. The content provided from you which is not confidential can be used by us for any purpose, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. This licence continues even if you stop using the website services.

When you use our website, you may have access to a link that directs you to a different site. The site you will enter into is not controlled by Plankton and different terms of use and privacy policy may apply. Plankton is not responsible for those sites, and may disable these links, upon our review and analysis of the same. Plankton disclaims all liability arising from your access to or use of such third-party site. Any dealings between you and third parties while using the website are between you and the third party and Plankton is not liable for any claim against the third party.

In no event shall Plankton, its officers, owners, directors, employees and agents, partners, co-branders, licensors, licensees, consultants, or contractors be liable to you or any third party for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential or punitive damages or losses whatsoever, or damages for loss of data or profits, goodwill, and/ or other intangible loss, whether or not foreseeable and regardless of whether Plankton has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or based on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or any other claim arising out of or in connection with your use of, or access to, the App or App Services.

Plankton and its officers, owners, directors, employees and agents, partners, co-branders, licensors, licensees, consultants, or contractors, distributors and service providers shall be relieved of all responsibilities, if any, in the event of failure of performance resulting directly or indirectly from an act of force majeure or causes beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of god, war, equipment and technical failures, electrical power failures, or fluctuations, computer virus attacks, strikes, labour disputes, riots, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, natural disasters, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or any reasons beyond our reasonable control or any of the foregoing entities' respective resellers, distributors, service providers and suppliers.

Plankton does not ensure that:

  • the website will meet your requirements
  • the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free
  • the results obtained from the website will be accurate or reliable

The website and its services and our relationship shall be governed by the laws of India, without regard to conflict of law principles. You agree that all claims, differences and disputes which we may have shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts located in Bangalore.

If we believe that you have violated any of the conditions as mentioned under these Terms or our Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to suspend your access to the website and/ or delete your Account. If we have reason to believe that there is suspicious or unusual activity being carried out through your account, we may temporarily or permanently suspend your access to the website. We also reserve the right to remove any content in the website for the same reasons. Any suspected illegal activity that can lead to termination of your use of the website, might be shared with law enforcement authorities. Plankton can discontinue the website with or without notice and you consent that in that case Plankton can cancel your account and all the user content.

We collect, hold, use and transfer your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By agreeing to the Terms of Use, you hereby agree to our Privacy Policy, which may be updated and/ or modified by us from time to time. You understand and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any data provided by you in connection with the website use may be shared with our affiliates or partners, and/ or used by us for enhancing our services, including but not limited to creating new products.

For any question/doubt/concern or for any violation of these terms we invite you to contact us at