Acceptance of Terms

The terms of use set forth below (the "Terms of Use") constitute a legal agreement between you, the user, and Ashoka, as the provider of the Ashoka U service ("Ashoka U" or “we”).  The Terms of Use governs your access to and use of the Ashoka U website and all other websites owned or controlled by Ashoka U (collectively, the “Site”) and all services offered thereon (such access, use and services, collectively, the "Service"). In addition, when using particular portions of the Service, you shall be subject to guidelines, rules and additional terms provided by Ashoka U in connection with such portions of the Service, and all such guidelines, rules and terms are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THE PROVISIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.

Ashoka U may modify the Terms of Use from time to time. Any modifications shall be effective upon the earlier of the posting of the modified Terms of Use via the Service or upon e-mail notification of the changes to you. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Use periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Service after any modifications indicates your acceptance of the modified Terms of Use. Unless expressly stated otherwise by Ashoka U, any new features, new services, enhancements or modifications to the Service implemented after your initial access to the Service shall be subject to the Terms of Use.

Order Form and Account Registrations

In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide accurate and complete information about yourself (and others, as applicable) as requested in any account registration form, nomination form, competition entry and/or other similar forms (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it accurate and complete. If Ashoka U suspects that your Registration Data is inaccurate or incomplete, Ashoka U may suspend or terminate your account.

Usernames and Passwords

You will receive a username and password upon completing the Service’s account registration process. You will choose your username, based on some parameters, and a password will be provided to you, which you can then change. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. Any username and password for your access to the Service shall be for your personal use only. You agree to (a) immediately notify Ashoka U of any unauthorized use of your username or password and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

Privacy

Registration Data and certain other personally identifiable information we collect from you in connection with the Service ("Personal Information") is subject to our Privacy Policy, which can be found at the following link: http://www.AshokaU.com/privacy and is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by reference. Please read the Privacy Policy before using the Service. Your access to or use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of all the terms of the Privacy Policy, including the transfer of Personal Information to the United States and other countries for storage, processing and use by Ashoka U, and its partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers and providers.

Use of the Service

You understand that the Services may only be used for lawful purposes. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Services. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information you access or obtain through the Services. You hereby agree to release Ashoka U from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes or use of the site or the Services. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT.

INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR SATISFACTORY FOR YOUR USE, AND YOU SHOULD VERIFY ALL INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. ANY DECISIONS MADE BASED ON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE, INCLUDING INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Ashoka U, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from: (a) your use of or access to the Service, including any Content you store, reproduce, display, distribute or otherwise make available via the Service; (b) your violation of any term of the Terms of Use and related policies; (c) your violation of any third party right, including any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (d) any claim that Content you submitted caused damage to a third party. The foregoing defense and indemnification obligation will survive the Terms of Use and your use of the Service. Ashoka U shall provide notice to you of any such claim, action or demand and may, in Ashoka U sole discretion, assist you, at your expense, in the defense or settlement of such claim, action or demand.

Notice for Claims of Copyright Violations and Agent for Notice

If you are a copyright owner and have a good faith belief that any Content available through the Service infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a copyright infringement notification to Ashoka U pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by providing Ashoka U with the following information in writing:

an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, with enough detail that we may find it on the Site;

Your address, telephone number, and email address;

a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Ashoka U’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail: Beeta Ansari, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000, Arlington, VA 22209

By phone: (703) 527-8300

By fax: (703) 527-8383

By email: AshokaU@ashoka.org

Termination

You acknowledge that Ashoka U has the right, but not the obligation, to suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Service and remove any Content you submit to the Service without prior notice (a) at the request of law enforcement or other government agencies, (b) if the Service is discontinued or materially modified, (c) upon the occurrence of any technical or security issues or problems, (d) if you engage in any conduct that Ashoka U believes in its sole discretion violates any provision of the Terms of Use or other incorporated agreements or guidelines or violates the rights of Ashoka U or third parties, or (e) upon any breach by you of the Terms of Use. In addition, Ashoka U may terminate individual user accounts due to inactivity. You agree that upon termination Ashoka U may delete all Content and all information related to your account.

Content and Warranty Disclaimer

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY ASHOKA U AND ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, SUPPLIERS AND PROVIDERS "AS IS," AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER ASHOKA U NOR ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE, ITS CONTENTS, OR ANY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE BY OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, ASHOKA U AND ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, SUPPLIERS AND PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ASHOKA U DOES NOT WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME OR FROM ANY PARTICULAR LOCATION, WILL BE SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER POTENTIALLY HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ASHOKA U MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR (A) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES OR INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, (B) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (C) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (D) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO THE SERVICE, (E) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, ERRORS, TROJAN HORSES OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (F) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE. ANY MATERIAL OR CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ASHOKA u OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.
Ashoka U makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States of America, from where it is controlled and offered by Ashoka U. Those who access or use the Site from other jurisdictions are responsible for compliance with local law.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ASHOKA U, ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS  BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTIES ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ASHOKA U TO YOU ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE SERVICE (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR CLAIM, E.G. CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) IS LIMITED TO $100. ASHOKA U AND ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, SUPPLIERS OR PROVIDERS HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM THE SERVICE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, ASHOKA U IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain damages, so some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Laws Ashoka U will not make any grant if it finds that to do so would be unlawful. This may prohibit awards in certain countries and/or to certain individuals or entities. All recipients will comply with anti-money laundering laws to the extent they are applicable to such recipients. No recipient will take any action that would cause Ashoka U to violate any laws.

Ability to Accept Terms of Use

In order to view the Site, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then you are not authorized to use or view the Site.

Arbitration

Unless otherwise agreed by you and Ashoka U in writing, you and Ashoka U shall resolve all disputes arising from or related to the Service, the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use through binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association or the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (as determined by Ashoka U) in accordance with their applicable rules. Any arbitral award may be submitted to, and you and Ashoka U hereby consent to the jurisdiction of, the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any claims that for any reason are not submitted to arbitration as specified above shall be submitted to the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and you and Ashoka U agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts with respect to such claims. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this paragraph prohibits you or Ashoka U from seeking equitable or injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction at any time and no disputes arising from or related to Ashoka U intellectual property rights in the Service (as described in the section titled "Ownership of the Service") shall be subject to the arbitration procedures described above unless otherwise agreed by Ashoka U in writing.

General

The Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia as applied to contracts entered into by residents thereof and performed entirely within the State. If any provision or portion thereof of the Terms of Use is found to be contrary to law, the interpretation of such provision or portion thereof shall be modified solely as necessary to comply with law and such provision will be construed, as nearly as possible while complying with law, to reflect the provision as drafted, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The terms “includes,” “include,” "including" means "including without limitation" as used herein. Ashoka U failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Ashoka U in writing. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Ashoka U with respect to the subject matter herein and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements. You may not assign the Terms of Use to any other party and any attempt to do so is void. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or will be forever barred. The Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned or transferred by Ashoka U without restriction.

Violations

Please report any violations of the Terms of Use to Customer Service at AshokaU@ashoka.org.