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Terms of Use

The website www.stirworld.com (referred as ‘website’) is developed, owned and operated by STIR Design Private Limited (referred as ‘STIR’ or ‘we’ as pronoun or ‘our’ as determiner).
The website is offered to its visitors, who may visit the website (referred as ‘visitors’ or ‘users’ or ‘you’ as pronoun or ‘your’ as a determiner) upon terms and conditions provided herewith.

By accessing or using the website, you understand and agree:

(1) To be bound by these terms and conditions (referred as ‘terms’) and all its clauses (as mentioned below) and are deemed to have read and understood all its contents and implications; which take effect on the date that the visitor first accesses and/or uses the website or any of its sub-domain.

(2) To grant your free and unconditional consent to be subject to these terms and conditions as applicable.

(3) Your use of this website and its offerings (referred to collectively as the ‘services’ or ‘content’ in this document and excluding any services provided to you under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and STIR. This document explains how the agreement is made up and sets out some of the terms of that agreement.

(4) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, your agreement with STIR will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document.

(5) In no event shall STIR be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, or incidental damages arising out of or related to your use of or inability to use this website, its content, information, goods or Services purchased or obtained through this site, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, even if STIR has been advised of the possibility of such damages. STIR shall assume no liability for any claim arising from or related to your use of this Site.

(6) STIR says that reasonable effort has gone into developing the content of this website, especially for accuracy and for including up-to-date information. However, STIR assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the website that may directly or indirectly affect you or your affiliates.

(7) STIR may change these terms and conditions without any notice. Continue use of this website indicates an acceptance to the terms and conditions herein and any subsequent changes that may be made from time to time. STIR recommends that the user / visitor re-visits these terms and conditions from time to time to understand and be fully aware of the user policy of this website.

1. Copyright and Trademark Notice

a. This website and its contents, including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, illustrations, video, sound, and other material are protected intellectual property laws and are properties of STIR or its third part licensors unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these terms and conditions or in the text on the website, without the explicit written permission of STIR.

b. STIR is not held responsible for any legal implications that may occur to you if you have copied any material whatsoever from this website for any personal or commercial purposes. STIR neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this website will not infringe patent, copyright or any intellectual property rights or any other rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with STIR.

c. All rights are reserved. All logos, splash screens, page headers, custom graphics, and button icons displayed on this Site are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress (collectively, ‘marks’) of STIR or its third-party licensors or affiliates. Except as specifically permitted herein, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, modifying, selling, or participating in the sale of, or otherwise exploiting or using any content or any ‘marks’ in any form or by any means for commercial intent without the express written permission of STIR is prohibited and may violate the copyright or trademark laws of India and/or other countries.

d. This website and its contents are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use by the users of our Site. You may download or copy the contents displayed on the website for the sole purpose of using the website as a personal resource, provided that you maintain any notices contained in the content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded materials is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying from the website or any of its sub-domain.

2. Content on the website

(a) All information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the ‘content’.

(b) You acknowledge that content presented to you as part of the services, including but not limited to advertisements in the services and sponsored content within the website may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by STIR or its affiliates/sponsors/advertisers/contributors who provide that content to STIR (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told or permitted to do so by STIR or by the owners of that content, in a separate agreement.

(c) That STIR reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all content from any part/section/subsection of the website or any of its domain.

(d) That while we try to keep a close scrutiny, you understand that by using this website you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent, sexually explicit or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the services at your own risk.

2.1 Content submitted by USER/VISITOR

(a) By submitting any materials to the website or any of the sub-domains or any domain of our third part licensors, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe.

(b) That all information but not limited to, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, postings, messages, software, tags, advertisements or other materials (content), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. This means the you are entirely responsible for all submitted content, which is intended to be available to the general public, that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through STIR and any of its third-party licensors.

(c) We do monitor and edit the submitted content, but we do not control / verify the content posted and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy or integrity of it and disclaim any and all liability in connection with readers' submissions.

(d) That we are not obligated to pre-screen, regularly review, delete or otherwise change the content associated with the submitted content by the user/visitor. We do, however, reserve the right to do so at any time in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and to delete any content with or without notice. readers represent and warrant that they own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize STIR to use all trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all member content to enable inclusion and use of the submitted content.

(e) STIR does not claim ownership rights over the submitted content. However, readers grant us perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display the submitted content, solely for the purpose for which such content was submitted or made available. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available through the submission system.

2.2 Your Comments (Content)

(a) We appreciate your comments, remarks, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions you disclose or transmit to us (collectively, ‘comments’). You grant STIR and its affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free right and license (with the right to sublicense, to use for all purposes as deemed fit by us including but not limited to by way of commercial exploitation, promotional use etc.) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display (in whole or in part) your comments, your name, and any related copyrights, moral rights, or other intellectual property rights.

(b) STIR may from time to time review the comments of the website. STIR has the exclusive right to delete or remove, without notice, any comment that, in its sole judgment, is in violation of the terms and conditions mentioned herein, or is offensive, illegal or harmful to the sentiments of a visitor or any other person.

(c) That you are solely responsible for (and that STIR has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any content that you create, transmit or display while using our services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which STIR may suffer) by doing so.

2.3 Hyperlinking to our content

(a) The following organizations may link to our website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide accredited businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our website.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

(b) We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • Commonly known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • Dot.com community sites;
  • Associations or other groups representing charities;
  • Online directory distributors;
  • Internet portals;.
  • Accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • Educational institutions and trade associations.

(c) We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that:

  • The link would not make us look unfavourably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses
  • The organization does not have any negative records with us
  • The benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of STIR
  • The link is in the context of general resource information.

If you are one of the organizations listed above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to info@stirworld.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

(d) Approved organizations may hyperlink to our website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of STIR Design Pvt. Ltd.'s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

2.4 External Links

(a) This website and its sub-domain may provide links to other websites or resources, because we have no control over such resources, readers acknowledge and agree that STIR is not responsible for the availability of such external resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such resources.

(b) STIR will not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such resource.

3. Privacy Policies

This Privacy Policy applies to all STIR’s websites and sub-domains, its services and application software (‘services’) offered by STIR Design Private Limited or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

3.1 Information we collect and how we use it

We may collect the following types of information:

(a) Log information – when you access our services via a browser, application or other client our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account etc.

(b) User communications – when you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. When you send and receive SMS messages to or from one of our services that provides SMS functionality, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages, such as the phone number, the wireless carrier associated with the phone number, the content of the message, and the date and time of the transaction. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.

(c) Affiliate STIR services on other sites – we offer some of our services on or through other websites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to us in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy.

(d) Third party applications – we may make available third-party applications, such as gadgets or extensions, through its services. The information collected by us when you enable a third-party application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the third-party application provider is governed by their privacy policies.

(e) Location data – we may offer location-enabled services. If you use those services, we may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).

(f) Other sites – this Privacy Policy applies to the services referred to in this Privacy Policy only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results, sites that include links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

We may use the information we collect to:

(a) Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and protect our rights or property and / or those of our users.

(b) If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

(c) We process personal information on our servers in India and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information outside your own country.

3.2 Information sharing

We only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of STIR in the following limited circumstances:

(a) We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

(b) We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to our rights, property or safety, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

(c) In the event we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

3.2 Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

3.3 Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use our services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

3.4 Enforcement and Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between us and an individual.

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

3.5 Cookies Policy

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing stirworld.com, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the STIR Design Pvt. Ltd.’s Privacy Policy

Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the website’s functionality.

(a) We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case, they are used to provide a service that you use.

(b) You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

(c) If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the sign up process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

(d) We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

(e) This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

(f) From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

(g) When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

(h) In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

3.6 Third Party Cookies

(a) In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

(b) This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

(c) For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

4. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The access and use of the website and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes arising here from shall be subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of the courts of law at Delhi, India. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, the access and use of the website must be discontinued immediately.

5. Miscellaneous

(a) The failure of STIR to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by STIR. If any provision of these terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from these terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by STIR without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of these terms shall be void. The use of the word ‘included’ is intended to mean ‘included but not limited to’ unless expressly stated otherwise. Upon termination of these terms, any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive, will survive such termination or expiration.

(b) You and STIR agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the STIR service or these terms must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

If you have any questions about this policy or other privacy concerns, you can always write to us at info@stirworld.com

Please remember that it's within your rights to edit and request the deletion of your personal information on STIR’s servers at any time. Please note that, some information is necessary to provide you STIR services, in absence of which you may not be able to consume our content or use our services.

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