Terms Of use

OUR TERMS OF USE

This document is an Electronic Record under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Rules made thereunder and also as per the various provisions about Electronic Records in other Statues as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This Document is published by Rule 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 under the Information Technology Act, 2000 that requires the publishing of Rules and Regulations, Privacy Policy, user agreement for access or usage of the website and the Terms of Use of the website. Please read the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy before browsing/accessing the website. The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy together form a legally binding document between the Company and the User. This Document is an Electronic Record and hence, does not require the physical, electronic or digital signature. The domain name https://www.hkit.in (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Website'), is owned and managed by Dr. Harsha Thennarasu through his registered office, Potential in Ideas, a proprietorship firm having registered office at HKIT Security Solutions- # 36, 1st floor Sanjeevappa Layout Jeevanhalli Main Road, Bangalore-560036, (hereinafter referred to as ‘Company'). The terms ‘Company', ‘us,' ‘we' or ‘our' refers to Potential in Ideas. The term ‘User,' ‘You' or ‘Your' refers to any user or viewer of the website including persons, natural or juristic, who access the website for services and also includes persons casually visiting the website. The term ‘Third Party’ refers to any person, natural or juristic, other than the Company and the User.

Your use of the website or availing of any services thereunder is subject to these Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as "Terms"). Your transactions, activities or mere use of the website including but not limited to registration to the website is governed by these Terms of Use including applicable policies under any reference or contents to the website, and you will be subjected to the terms of use during or after accessing or reading the content of the website. When you register with us, you must signify your acceptance of these Terms online registration form on the Website signifying your acceptance of these Terms. By impliedly or expressly accepting these Terms of Use as it is, You also accept and agree to be bound by Company Policies (including but not limited to Privacy Policy available on the website) as amended from time to time. You are deemed to have read and agreed to be bound by the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy if you continue to browse or use this website. By accessing the website, you irrevocably accept all the terms and conditions stipulated in this Terms of Use and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or any future alterations or modifications to these Terms of Use, you must immediately discontinue use of the Website and any Services offered by it. You are also free to stop the use of the Website, and it is suggested that such discontinuation may be intimated by emailing us at info@hkit.in along with your login details, and we will strive to cancel your subscription and delete your account with us. Further, in case you access our website or its contents post intimation to us about cancelling the same and till the time we disconnect, you at this moment agree and understand that you shall be bound by the terms of use between the period of such intimation for discontinuation and disconnection of your account registered on the website.

The Company, at its sole discretion reserve the right to change, modify or remove any contents, images, portions or text or modify the Terms of Use at any time without prior notice to you. It is advised to review the contents or Terms of Use periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use or accessing the contents of the website following the posting of any changes shall be considered as an acceptance of such change, modification or alteration and agreement for compliance of such revisions mentioned therein as and wherever applicable in the website. If any of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason by any judicial or quasi – judicial body in India, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms. Our failure to act on breach of any of these Terms by you does not waive our rights to act on any subsequent or similar breaches. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any of our Services at our sole discretion at any time without giving you prior notice. We also reserve the right to suspend, add, modify or discontinue any or all Services available on the Website at our sole discretion at any time without giving prior notice. In such an event, you agree and give your consent to the fact that we will not incur any liability to you or any third party. Membership Eligibility The registration to the website and the use of the website is available only to persons who are Majors according to the Indian Majority Act, 1875 (i.e., persons above the age of 18 years) and individuals who are capable of forming the valid contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. Individuals who are "incompetent to contract" within the meaning of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 including minors, un-discharged insolvents, etc. are not eligible to use the Website. By registering, using or accessing the contents of the website, you agree that you are above 18 years of age and are a person competent to form legally binding contracts under Indian Contract Act, 1872. If you are a minor below the age of 18 years or person disqualified by law from contracting, you shall neither register with the website nor be eligible to access any contents or data or information available directly or via any links which may direct you to new domain or links including the contents of the company's website. Further, the Company reserves the right to terminate or suspend your account at the sole discretion of the Company in case it is found that you are a minor below the age of 18 years or a person who is incompetent to contract or a person disqualified by competent Court from contracting. Description of Services the Website is an online platform designed to facilitate IT Security Assessment Services, Compliance, Consultation and Training. The Website is also designed to bring together service providers, all kinds of customer who are looking for Audits and Assessment for security. Intellectual Property Applicable intellectual property laws protect all content and material on the Website including but not limited to information, images, marks, logos, animation and software's (collectively referred to as "Content"). Any use of the website or its contents without consent for any unintended purpose like an advertisement, publicity or any other purpose will be considered an infringement of our proprietary and intellectual property rights and will make you liable for legal action and claim for compensating the Company. Further, you may not yourself or through a third person or through any automated program or any system or any technology commit any act, implied or express, which violates any intellectual property right including copyright and trademark rights in any Content. You at this moment agree that you shall not use the domain name of the website or any information either visual or contents or abstracts therein without obtaining an explicit and specific permission or grant exclusively issued to you by the company in writing. The company solely reserves the right of granting such permission to you, and you are not liable to make any claims in comparison to any permission that has or was granted to any other person or an entity registered or exclusively sought such permission without registration to the website. Further, the company does not take any responsibility for accuracy or integrity or quality or contents posted by the users or any third party on the website, and you agree that if you rely on such content, you do so solely at your own risk and liability.

Reporting

If you are the lawful owner of any intellectual property or a person duly authorized by the owner of intellectual property and if you have sufficient grounds to believe that your intellectual property has been infringed by any of the content of the website, then kindly send an e-mail in this regard to info@hkit.in mentioning the following:

  • Your Full Name and contact details such as address, phone number, e-mail id, etc.
  • Identification and Detailed Description of the intellectual property that has been infringed.
  • Details of the proof along with the necessary documents which serve as proof of your claim to the intellectual property of the content in question.
  • A Statement by you that you have bonafide reason to believe that the use of content in question in the website is not authorized by you (owner), assignee, licensee or any person authorized by you in this behalf and that it amounts to violation of the intellectual property owned by you in respect of that content.
  • A Statement by you undertaking that the information provided by you in your notice claiming the intellectual property is correct, accurate and complete.

Link to Third Party Sites

The Website may contain links to third party URL or domains or websites or its contents. If you visit any such 3rd party contents, you will be subject to terms and conditions posted on it. We neither control nor are responsible for Content on such sites. The fact of a link existing on our Website to a third-party website does not account to any endorsement of that website by our company. You understand that activities on such third party websites are solely an agreement between you and such third parties. You agree and understand that you will not hold us liable for any loss or damage you may incur as a result of any of your transactions with such third parties either directly or through an electronic means.

You’re Responsibilities

You are legally responsible and liable for all of your activities on the Website. You will not impose editorial comment, commercial material or any information on the Website or alter or modify Content on the Website or remove, obliterate or obstruct any proprietary notices or labels.

By viewing or using the Website or availing of any Services or using communication Services including but not limited to chat rooms, blogs, email services or any other real time or non-instant messaging facility provided by the Website, you acknowledge that you may be exposed to content posted by other users which you may find offensive, objectionable or indecent. You agree that you will not hold the company liable for such contents however you may bring such incidents or contents which you feel offensive or vulgar or unethical or unlawful in the notice of the company by writing us at info@hkit.in or review and the Company shall after due consideration take appropriate action deemed fit if the company feels such action is justified to be initiated. Further, you agree that you will not put any such contents which are offensive or vulgar or unethical or unlawful on the website which may harm or feel humiliated to an individual or a group of users or hurt religious sentiments of any person or religion or cast or any community.

Account

Access to the website does not require disclosure of any information. However, to use the services on the website, you may be required to furnish certain information. During the registration process, you will be required to choose an electronic mail address as a login name and a password and give us your contact details including your name, postal address, email address, telephone number(s). You undertake that you will update this information and keep it current. You acknowledge that we may, at any time require, verify the correctness of this information and to do so, we may require additional documentary proof from you, failing which we reserve the right to take any action deemed appropriate by us including deleting your profile. In case of loss of confidential information or any breach of your account information, inform us by sending a mail to info@hkit.in You will not create a login name or password or upload, distribute, transmit, publish or post through or on the Website or through any service or facility including any instant or non – instant messaging facility provided by the Website, Content which is defamatory, obscene, intimidating, invasive of privacy, abusive, illegal, harassing or which contains expressions of hatred, racial discrimination, pornography or are otherwise objectionable, or which would constitute incitement to commit a criminal offence, violate the rights of any person, or violate any law. Your login name or Content may not disparage in any manner the Company or any of its sponsors, products, Services, or websites. You will not upload, distribute, or publish through the Website, Content which may contain viruses, malware or computer contaminants (as defined in the Information Technology Act 2000 in force in India) which may interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality or disrupt any software, hardware, or other equipment. Your Account and Registration Obligations If you use the Website, You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Display Name and Password, and you shall be responsible for all activities that occur under your Display Name and Password. You agree that if You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or We have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or not in accordance with this Terms of Use, We shall have the right to indefinitely suspend or terminate or block access of your membership on the Website and refuse to provide You with access to the Website.

While using the website, you undertake not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that-

  • Belongs to another person and to which the user does not have any right to;
  • Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another person's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatsoever;
  • Harm minors in any way;
  • Infringes patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights,
  • Violates any law for the time being in force;
  • Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
  • Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of computer resource;
  • Threatens the unity, integrity, defence security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offense or prevents investigation of any offense or is insulting any other nation;
  • Impersonates another person.In addition to the above, the User further undertakes not to
  • Violate the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  • Make unsolicited communication to other users of the website;
  • Intentionally submit any false, inaccurate, inadequate, fraudulent and incomplete information;
  • Transmit any information in any manner, including but not limited to advertisements, hyperlinks, and post on the website which are detrimental to the interests of the Company.

You will not, through any service or facility including any instant or non – instant messaging facility provided by the Website, promote the Services of any third party including websites that may be providing Services similar to the Website.

You will not intentionally disrupt other users or discussions by repeatedly posting the same message or the messages which convey same meaning using different words or the combination of words or through excessive posts with any messaging facility or bulletin board services, if any, provided on the Website. You will not impersonate another person or user, attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a user, or harvest email addresses or other information from the Website. Further, you will not promote your services or products through the website without prior and written permission from us. You will not host, intercept, emulate or redirect proprietary communication protocols, if any, used by the Website regardless of the method used, including protocol emulation, reverse engineering, modifying the Website or any files that are part of the Website. You may not add unauthorized components, create or use exploits, bots, hacks or any other third-party software designed to modify the Website or use any third-party software that intercepts, mines or otherwise collects information from or through the Website or through any Services. You will not purchase, sell, trade, rent, lease, license, grant a security interest in, or transfer your user account or any other attributes appearing in, originating from or associated with the Website or by using any Services. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for all Content posted, transmitted, uploaded or otherwise made available on the Website by you. You certify that you own the intellectual property rights in all such Content. By submitting Content to the Website, you agree to grant us a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive, and assignable right to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, create derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform your Content and to use such content in any related marketing materials produced by us or our affiliates. You understand that you do not obtain any rights, legal or equitable, in any material incorporating your Content.

The Company disclaims responsibility and liability for any harm resulting from suspension or deletion of your account due to any reason whatsoever. If you are a fee or subscription based user of the Website, you acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to any refund in case of any service outages that may be caused by periodic maintenance of the Company’s hardware or software, failures of its service providers, computer viruses or contaminants, natural disasters, war, civil disturbance, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Company. The website is for the genuine listing of IT Security Assessment Services, Compliance, Consultation and Training. The Company disclaims all responsibility for any listing which is not genuine. If any person who is not the owner or person authorised by the owner of IT Security Assessment Services, Compliance, Consultation and Training., such users shall be solely responsible for any loss caused to the users of the website and the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage or any claim, civil or criminal, arising out of such posting. If it is found out by the Company that any listing by any user is not genuine or he/she is not the owner or person authorised by the owner to make such listing, then the Company reserves full rights to remove such listing from immediate effect without intimation and bar such user from further listing on the website and using the services thereunder. The Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the Website.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Company harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses made by any third party arising out of

  • your content, or
  • your use of the Website, your connection to the Website, or
  • your violation of these Terms or Privacy Policy; or
  • use of the Website by any other person accessing the Services using your user name or password, whether or not with your authorization.

Jurisdiction

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of the Terms or Privacy Policy contained herein is understood and agreed by you and the Company to be adjudicated or interpreted in accordance with the Laws of India shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to try all or any matters arising hereunder. Grievance Officer we ensure utmost care to ensure the best in industry services to all its users. If you have any grievance concerning the Website or the Services, you may contact the Company's grievance officer at:

  • Name: Dr. Harsha Thennarasu
  • Email: info@hkit.in
  • Mobile: (91) 9845568869
  • Online Audit Process