Welcome, and thanks for using Hudooku services and apps! When you use our products and services, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.
Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.
1. Introduction Last revised on September 18, 2014
We are an online forum for students and the general public.
The mission of Hudooku is to connect the world’s users to enable them to be more productive and successful. To achieve our mission, we make services available through our websites, and mobile applications, to help you, your connections, and millions of others to connect, exchange questions and answers, and learn.
1.2. Scope and Intent
When you use Hudooku's services and apps you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.
2. Your Obligations
2.1. Applicable laws and this Agreement
Some promises you make to us in this Agreement:
You will follow the law and Hudooku’s rules.
You must comply with all applicable laws and this Agreement, as may be amended from time to time with or without advance notice, and the policies and processes explained in the following sections and related webpages:
Complaints Regarding Content Posted on the Hudooku Website;
Other specific rules for particular Services.
2.2. License and warranty for your submissions to Hudooku
You still own what you own, but you grant us a license to the content and/or information you provide us.
As between you and Hudooku, you own the content and information you provide Hudooku under this Agreement, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, you grant Hudooku a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to Hudooku, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the services, you submit to Hudooku, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.
The choices of who gets to see your information and content.
Pursuant to this license, Hudooku may grant other Users and/or Visitors access and share rights to your content and information in accordance with this Agreement.
You promise to only provide us information and content that you have the right to give us and you promise that your Hudooku profile will be truthful.
Any content or information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing content or information to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit it and that it is not confidential and not in violation of any law, contractual restrictions or other third party rights (including any intellectual property rights).
It is your responsibility to keep your Hudooku profile information accurate and updated.
2.3. Service Eligibility
You are eligible to enter into this contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”
The information you provide is truthful.
To be eligible to use the Services, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that you: (1) are the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) are not currently restricted from the Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Hudooku account, (3) are not a competitor of Hudooku or are not using the Services for reasons that are in competition with Hudooku; (4) will only provide accurate information to Hudooku; (5) have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; (6) will not violate any rights of Hudooku or third party, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and (7) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, mobile access, and internet access necessary to use the Services.
Hudooku does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users. The service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@Hudooku.com.
2.4. Your Usage
You will keep your password a secret.
You will not share an account with anyone else.
You will not copy or transfer any part of the Services.
The profile you create on Hudooku will become part of Hudooku and except for the content and information that you license to us is owned by Hudooku. However, between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) keep your password secure and confidential; (2) not permit others to use your account; (3) not use other’s accounts; (4) not sell, trade, or transfer your Hudooku account to another party; and (5) not charge anyone for access to any portion of Hudooku, or any information therein. Further, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account until you close down your account or prove that your account security was compromised due to no fault of your own. To close your Hudooku, account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will pay us for any losses that you cause.
You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by (1) your failure to comply with this Agreement, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws, (2) any content you submit to the Services, and (3) any activity in which you engage on or through Hudooku.
2.6. Notify us of acts contrary to the Agreement
If you think you have to breach this Agreement, you will let us know beforehand.
If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you agree to provide us with detailed and substantiated explanation of your reasons in writing at least 30 days before you act contrary to this Agreement, to allow us to assess whether we may, at our sole discretion, provide an alternative remedy for the situation, though we are under no obligation to do so.
2.7. Notifications and Service Messages
You are okay with us providing you with important notices on our websites, mobile apps, or email.
The contact information you provide must be accurate or you may not receive important notices.
For purposes of service messages and notices about the Services, Hudooku may place a banner notice across its pages to alert you to certain changes such as modifications to this Agreement. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from Hudooku to an email address associated with your account, even if we have other contact information. You also agree that Hudooku may communicate with you through your Hudooku account or through other means including email, mobile number, telephone, or delivery services including the postal service about your Hudooku account or services associated with Hudooku. Please review your profile settings within Hudooku.com to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us, and what kind of messages gets shared in Facebook and Twitter. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to do so maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Services.
2.8. Hudooku Applications
This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.
Hudooku may offer the Services through applications built using Hudooku’s platform (“Hudooku Applications”). Examples of Hudooku Applications include its smart phone applications (e.g. Hudooku for Android and iOS), and Hudooku’s “Share” and “DOOKU” buttons and other interactive plugins and bookmarklet distributed on websites across the web. Hudooku Applications are distinct from third party Platform Applications addressed in Section 4.2. If you use a Hudooku Application or interact with a website that has deployed a plugin, you agree that information about you and your use of the Services, including, but not limited to, your device, your mobile carrier, your internet access provider, your physical location, or web pages containing Hudooku plugins that load in your browser may be communicated to us. Further, by importing any of your Hudooku data through the Hudooku Application, you represent that you have authority to share the transferred data with your mobile carrier or other access provider. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile account, you must promptly update your Hudooku account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number and failure to do so is your responsibility. You acknowledge you are responsible for all charges and necessary permissions related to accessing Hudooku through your mobile access provider. Therefore, you should check with your provider to find out if the Services are available and the terms for these services for your specific mobile devices. Finally, by using any downloadable application to enable your use of the Services, you are explicitly confirming your acceptance of the terms of the End User License Agreement associated with the application provided at download or installation, or as may be updated from time to time.
2.9. User-to-User Communication and Sharing
When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.
Hudooku is a forum where you can post your observations and comments on multiple topics. Hudooku also enables sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including links to news articles and other information such as job opportunities, product recommendations, and other contents to their profile. Please note that ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by other Users or, if public, by Visitors (note also that all content you post on Hudooku is publicly visible), and Hudooku cannot guarantee that other Users will or will not use the ideas and information that you share on Hudooku, nor the manner of use. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or don’t want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it on Hudooku. HUDOOKU IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON HUDOOKU.
2.11. Export Control
You won’t break export laws.
Your use of Hudooku services, including our software and applications, is subject to export and re-export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) maintained by the United States Department of Commerce and sanctions programs maintained by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. You shall not — directly or indirectly — sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or service to any end-user without obtaining the required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving US origin products, including services or software.
2.12. Contributions to Hudooku
If you provide feedback to us, make sure you don’t include confidential or infringing materials. You grant us rights to your feedback.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services ("Contributions") in any way to Hudooku, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) Hudooku is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) Hudooku shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) Hudooku may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) you irrevocably non-exclusively license to Hudooku rights to exploit your Contributions; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Hudooku under any circumstances.
3. Your Rights
If you follow this agreement, we grant you a limited right to use Hudooku.
You will only access and use Hudooku in the way this agreement allows you.
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Do’s and Don’ts listed in Section 10, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable license and right to access the Services, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or Hudooku authorized application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without the express written consent of Hudooku or its Users), to view content and information and otherwise use the Services, to the extent intended and permitted by the functionality thereof, in accordance with this Agreement. Any other use of Hudooku contrary to our mission and purpose (such as seeking to connect to someone you do not know or trust, or to use information gathered from Hudooku commercially unless expressly authorized by Hudooku) is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights and interest in Hudooku and all related items, including any and all copies made of the Hudooku websites.
4. Our Rights & Obligations
4.1. Services Availability
We may change or discontinue Services, and in such case, we do not promise to keep showing or storing your information and content.
For as long as Hudooku continues to offer the Services, Hudooku shall provide and seek to update, improve and expand the Services. As a result, we allow you to access Hudooku as it may exist and be available on any given day and we have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue Hudooku, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices prospectively for all or part of the Services for you or for all our Users in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on Hudooku or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted.
We may not keep showing the content or information you provide to us.
Hudooku further reserves the right to withhold, remove or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by Hudooku to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, Hudooku has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other Users provide when using the Services. Hudooku may be required by local laws to remove certain information or content and so that information or content may not be available on our Service in those countries.
4.2. Third Party Content, Sites and Developers
Your access of other Users’ and third parties’ content and information posted on the Services is at your own risk.
By using the Services, you may be exposed to other Users’ or third party content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Except for certain limited circumstances, such as where legally required, we generally do not review or filter such content. You agree and acknowledge that we are not responsible for other Users’ or third party content or information or for any damage of any kind incurred as result of your reliance thereon.
Third parties may offer their own products and services through Hudooku, and we are not responsible for these third-party activities.
4.3. Disclosure of User Information
4.4. Connections and Interactions with other Users
We have the right to limit the connections and interactions on the Services.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. Hudooku may limit the number of connections you may have to other Users and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services. Hudooku reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if Hudooku determines, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement.
4.5. Intellectual Property Notices
We are providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
The Services include the copyrights and Intellectual property rights of Hudooku and except for the limited license granted to you in Section 3, Hudooku reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Hudooku, Hudooku (stylized), the Hudooku and Dooku logos and other Hudooku trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with Hudooku are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hudooku Solutions Private Limited or Hudooku Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with Hudooku may be the trademarks of their respective owners. This Agreement does not grant you any right or license with respect to any such trademarks and logos.
We disclaim any legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of Hudooku.
SOME COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. DO NOT RELY ON HUDOOKU OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ANY INFORMATION THEREIN, OR ITS CONTINUATION. WE PROVIDE THE PLATFORM FOR HUDOOKU AND ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. HUDOOKU DOES NOT CONTROL OR VET USER GENERATED CONTENT FOR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HUDOOKU AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY HUDOOKU OR ANYTHING RELATED TO HUDOOKU, YOU MAY CLOSE YOUR HUDOOKU ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 7 (“TERMINATION”) AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. HUDOOKU IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES (SUCH AS HUDOOKU NOTIFICATIONS, POSTING OF ANSWERS OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER USER GENERATED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH HUDOOKU TO ANYONE. IN ADDITION, WE NEITHER WARRANT NOR REPRESENT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. ANY MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED OR USED ON OUR WEBSITES MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY TO US. HUDOOKU DOES NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO ITS SERVICES, NOR DOES IT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF ITS SERVICES BY OTHER USERS OF THE COMMUNITY; THEREFORE, HUDOOKU DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF YOUR IDENTITY OR INFORMATION BY OTHERS. HUDOOKU DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES IT PROVIDES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. IN PARTICULAR, THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR SYSTEM OR NETWORK FAILURES. HUDOOKU DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. FURTHERMORE, HUDOOKU DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE HUDOOKU SITES DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
6. Limitation of Liability
We are trying to limit any legal liability we may have to you.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Neither Hudooku nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, suppliers, employees, shareholders, or directors (“Hudooku Inc.” and “Hudooku Solutions Private Limited”) shall be cumulatively liable for (a) any damages in excess of five times the most recent monthly fee that you paid for a Premium Service, if any, or US $100, whichever amount is greater, or (b) any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the Services, or any of the content or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from Hudooku. This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the bargain between the parties and without it the terms and prices charged would be different. This limitation of liability shall:
Apply regardless of whether (1) you base your claim on contract, tort, statute or any other legal theory, (2) we knew or should have known about the possibility of such damages, or (3) the limited remedies provided in this section fail of their essential purpose; and
Not apply to any damage that Hudooku may cause you intentionally or knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law, or as otherwise mandated by applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.
7.1. Mutual rights of termination
We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.
You may terminate this Agreement, for any or no reason, at any time, with notice to Hudooku pursuant to Section 9.3. This notice will be effective upon Hudooku processing your notice. Hudooku may terminate this Agreement and your account for any reason or no reason, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as may be specified in the notice. Termination of your Hudooku account includes disabling your access to Hudooku and may also bar you from any future use of Hudooku.
7.2. Misuse of the Services
Hudooku may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any User who abuses or misuses the Services. Abusing the Hudooku messaging services; creating multiple or false profiles; using the Services commercially without Hudooku’s authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, violating any of the Do’s and Don’ts listed in Section 10, or any other behavior that Hudooku, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, Hudooku has adopted a policy of terminating accounts of Users who, in Hudooku’s sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers under the United States Copyright Act.
7.3. Effect of Termination
Upon termination of your Hudooku account, you lose access to the Services. The terms of this Agreement shall survive any termination, except Section 3 (“Your Rights”) and Sections 4.1., 4.2., and 4.3. (“Our Rights and Obligations”).
8. Dispute Resolution
8.1. Law and Forum for Legal Disputes
In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in Indian courts, applying Indian law.
This Agreement or any claim, cause of action or dispute (“claim”) arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Indiaregardless of your country of origin or where you access Hudooku, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods. You and Hudooku agree that all claims arising out of or related to this Agreement must be resolved exclusively by a court located in Bangalore, Karnataka, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You and Hudooku agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Bangalore, Karanataka, India for the purpose of litigating all such claims. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that Hudooku shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
8.2. Arbitration Option
Each of us will have the right to choose arbitration.
For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
9. General Terms
Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not be affected in any way.
9.3. Notices and Service of Process
In addition to Section 2.7. (“Notices and Service Messages”), we may notify you via postings on www.Hudooku.com or app. You may contact us at email@example.com
9.4. Entire Agreement
You agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and Hudooku regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Hudooku services, third-party content or third party software.
9.5. Amendments to This Agreement
9.6. No informal waivers, agreements or representations
Our failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches. Except as expressly and specifically contemplated by the Agreement, no representations, statements, consents, waivers or other acts or omissions by Hudooku Inc, and Hudooku Solutions Private Limited shall be deemed legally binding on Inc, and Hudooku Solutions Private Limited , unless documented in a physical writing hand signed by a duly appointed officer of Hudooku.
9.7. No Injunctive Relief
You waive your rights to try to stop Hudooku, but we don’t waive our rights to ask a court to stop your actions.
In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Services, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services.
Entities other than Hudooku Inc, and Hudooku Solutions Private Limited,India, that Hudooku Inc owns a 50% or greater interest in (“Affiliate”) are not parties, but intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, with a right to enforce this Agreement directly against you.
9.9. Assignment and Delegation
You can’t assign your rights under this Agreement, but we can.
You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, Hudooku Inc. for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
9.10. Potential Other Rights and Obligations
You may have rights or obligations under local law other than those enumerated here if you are located outside the United States.
10. Hudooku “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”
As a condition to access Hudooku, you agree to this User Agreement and to strictly observe the following DOs and DON’Ts:
10.1. Do undertake the following:
Here’s a list of some of the specific things we ask you to do and not do on Hudooku.
- Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
- Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
- Review and comply with notices sent by Hudooku concerning the Services;
- Use the Services in a professional manner; and
- Use your real name on your profile.
10.2. Don’t undertake the following:
- Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to Hudooku;
- Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form (e.g., do not include a link or an email address in the name field). Please also protect sensitive personal information such as your email address, phone number, street address, or other information that is confidential in nature;
- Create a User profile for anyone other than a natural person;
- Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed communications to others using Hudooku;
- Invite people you do not know to join your network;
- Upload a profile image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo;
- Use or attempt to use another's account or create a false identity on Hudooku;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:
- Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or misrepresents your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
- Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;
- Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by Hudooku);
- Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
- Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (a) using Hudooku to send messages to people who don’t know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (b) using Hudooku to connect to people who don’t know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and (c) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
- Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of Hudooku or any user of Hudooku;
- Forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services; or
- Even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
- Participate, directly or indirectly, in the setting up or development of a network that seeks to implement practices that are similar to sales by network or the recruitment of independent home salespeople for the purposes of creating a pyramid scheme or other similar practices;
- Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on Hudooku (excluding content posted by you), or as expressly authorized by Hudooku;
- Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services, or any part thereof;
- Utilize or copy information, content or any data you view on or obtain from Hudooku to provide any service that is competitive, in Hudooku’s sole discretion, with Hudooku;
- Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Hudooku unless you have entered into a written agreement with Hudooku;
- Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on Hudooku or technology underlying the Services, or other Users’ content, in whole or part.
- Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to Hudooku or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
- Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a Hudooku Group or any other service or functionality of Hudooku, without the express written permission of Hudooku;
- Deep-link to our sites for any purpose, (i.e. creating or posting a link to a Hudooku web page other than Hudooku’s home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by Hudooku or for the purpose of promoting your profile
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on Hudooku, including those of both Hudooku and any of its licensors;
- Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on Hudooku;
- Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from Hudooku except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
- Share information of non- Users without their express consent;
- Infringe or use Hudooku’s brand, logos or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the word “Hudooku” in any business name, email, or URL or including Hudooku’s trademarks and logos except as expressly permitted by Hudooku;
- Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site;
- Use bots or other automated methods to access Hudooku, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages, or perform other similar activities through Hudooku, unless explicitly permitted by Hudooku;
- Access, via automated or manual means or processes, Hudooku for purposes of monitoring Hudooku’s availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
- Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of Hudooku’s website;
- Attempt to or actually access Hudooku by any means other than through the interfaces provided by Hudooku such as its mobile application or by navigating to http://www.Hudooku.com using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access Hudooku using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services, including Hudooku;
- Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying Hudooku;
- Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on Hudooku’s infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other Users or Hudooku personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to Hudooku, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on Hudooku; and/or
- Interfere or disrupt or game Hudooku or the Services, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to Hudooku, or Hudooku's search algorithms or Hudooku’s rating algorithm
- Violate Hudooku’s Community Guidelines or, if you’re a commercial user of Hudooku, the Hudooku Commercial Terms of Service
11. Complaints Regarding Content Posted on the Hudooku Website
We built Hudooku to help userssucceed in connecting and sharing knowledge and information. To achieving this purpose, we encourage our Users to share accurate information. We also respect the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, this Agreement requires that information posted by Users be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. To promote these objectives, Hudooku provides a process for submission of complaints concerning content posted by our Users by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hudooku also, have internal features present to automatically and manually (through user action) flag objectionable content, which will be removed automatically once a per set threshold of complaints is received.
If you have questions or comments about this User Agreement, please contact us at email@example.com
At Hudooku, our fundamental philosophy is “Users first.” That value powers all of the decisions we make, including how we gather and respect your personal information.
We’ve crafted the policy below to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Our aim is for you—our Users—to always feel informed and empowered with respect to your privacy on Hudooku.
- Information Collected
- Uses & Sharing of Personal Info
- Your Choices & Obligations
- Important Information
Last revised on September 18th, 2014
Our mission is to connect the world’s users to enable them to be more productive and successful.
Hudooku’s mission is to connect the world’s users to enable them to be more productive and successful. Our registered users (“Users”) share their professional identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and insights, post and view relevant content. Content on some of our services is also visible to unregistered viewers (“Visitors”). We believe that our services allow our Users to effectively compete and achieve their full academic potential. The cornerstone of our business is to focus on our Users first.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Hudooku, its Users and Visitors, and the public.
We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
1. What information we collect
1.1. Data Controllers
When you create an account with us, you provide us with information (including your name, email address, and password) that we use to offer you a personalized, relevant experience on Hudooku.
1.3. Profile Information
You can add personal details – like your interests, education, and skills – to your profile. A complete profile helps you be found by other people for relevant connections. It also means we can show you relevant ads and content.
After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your Hudooku profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honors, awards, professional affiliations, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information including content. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from Hudooku by helping you express your identity; find other users, opportunities, and information; and help business opportunities and users sharing similar interest find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off Hudooku.
1.4. Address Book and Other Services That Sync with Hudooku
We collect information when you sync non-Hudooku content – like your email address book, mobile device contacts, Facebook and Twitter account content or calendar – with your account. We use this information to improve your experience and allow you and your network to be better connected. You can edit your synced information whenever you'd like.
You may use the Hudooku contacts importer (or other similar mechanisms provided by Hudooku) to upload individual contacts or your entire address book into Hudooku. Hudooku stores this information and uses it to help you manage and leverage your contacts. We also use this information to enhance your Hudooku experience by helping you to grow your network by: identifying your contacts already on Hudooku; providing a template to send invitations to your contacts that have not registered with Hudooku; and suggesting people you may know but who may not be in your Hudooku contacts. Hudooku may also use this information to show you and other Users that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be Users. Your Hudooku connections may also have access to your email address.
Hudooku makes other tools available to sync information with Hudooku, and may also develop additional features that allow Users to use their Hudooku account in conjunction with other third-party services. For example, Hudooku’s mobile applications may allow you to sync your device’s calendar, email and/or contacts apps with Hudooku to show you the Hudooku profiles of meeting attendees, email correspondents and/or your contacts.
Another example are software tools that allow you to see Hudooku and other public social media information about the people you email or meet with and leverage Hudooku to help you gain insights from and grow your network. If you grant these products (mobile applications or other Hudooku services that sync external email and calendar services) permission to access your email and calendar accounts, they will access and may store some of your email header and calendar history information in order to match it to Hudooku and other public social media profiles. Hudooku’s products that sync with external email services may also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons, in a way that is unreadable by Hudooku and its service providers.
1.5. Customer Service
When you contact firstname.lastname@example.org , we collect information to respond to your questions and better serve you.
1.6. Using the Hudooku Sites and Applications
We collect information when you visit Hudooku.com use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on Hudooku.
We collect information when you use (whether as a User or a Visitor) the Hudooku websites, applications or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads, import your address book, join and participate in groups, participate in polls, install a Hudooku mobile application, view content and share articles on Hudooku. If you are logged in on Hudooku.com, or another Service or a Hudooku cookie on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data described in Section 1.10 of this policy, such as your IP address, location, will be associated with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.
1.7. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device
We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access Hudooku. This information helps us improve and secure our Services.
When you visit or leave Hudooku sites or apps (whether as a User or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on Hudooku. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Hudooku using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information (for example, Pulse articles about your area) on our mobile applications. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to Hudooku, and of course Hudooku will honor your settings.
In the case of our Android apps, you will be provided notice of the types of data (e.g. location) that will be sent to us. If you choose to use our app after this notice, we process this data to enable registration or preview product features for you (e.g. jobs near you). If you choose not to become a User, we will delete this information.
We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.
Hudooku is a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information.
2. How we use your personal information
2.1. Consent to Hudooku Processing Information About You
2.2. Hudooku Communications
We communicate with you using Hudooku email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues.
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Hudooku websites or apps, messages to your Hudooku profile, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use Hudooku, new features, updates about other Users you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communication: these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of Hudooku; (3) promotional communications: new services or partners), and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including job opportunities and information from people or companies that are hiring. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences.
2.3. User Communications
With certain communications you send on Hudooku, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through Hudooku (for example when you follow someone) may list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information.
2.4. Customized Content
We use the information you provide on your profile to customize your experience on Hudooku.
We use information that you provide to us to customize your experience and the experiences of others on Hudooku. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names of new Users who have recently joined your network or recent updates from your connections and posts and contentyou follow. We also use aggregated information from your network and other users to show you content, such as news and presentations relevant to you..
2.5. Sharing Information with Affiliates
We share your information across different Hudooku Services, among companies in the Hudooku family.
2.6. Sharing Information with Third Parties
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Hudooku may be seen by others. We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in Sections 2.6 and 2.10 of this Policy. Other people may find your Hudooku profile information through search engines, or use services like Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with your Hudooku account.
Hudooku supports middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to financial services regulation, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other Hudooku activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through Hudooku’s sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of Hudooku. Also, if you have logged in to your Hudooku account with your Twitter account or your Facebook account you can easily share content from Hudooku to Twitter or Facebook, in accordance with your applicable account settings and respective Twitter or Facebook policies.
Hudooku helps you search for other users
You can search for Users, on Hudooku. For example, you can find Users with particular expertise or experience, or Users that you may know from your industry or profession or interest.
You are responsible for any information you post on Hudooku, and this content will be accessible to others.
If you participate in Hudooku, share content on your Network, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Users in these forums, developers, and other third parties. Hudooku is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Some content in Hudooku may be public and searchable on the Internet if the group owner has not closed the group for public discussions. Users may have copied and used the information that you shared before you deleted it.
2.9. Testimonials and Advertisements Placed through Hudooku Ads
If you provide any testimonials about our goods or services or place advertisements through the Hudooku Ads, we may post those testimonials and examples of advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to third parties. Testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
2.10. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a User or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if Hudooku has a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Hudooku, our Users, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Users about legal demands for their data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
2.11. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Hudooku Inc., USA or Hudooku Solutions Private Limited, India
2.12. Service Providers
We may employ third parties to help us with the Services.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Hudooku not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3. Your Choices & Obligations
3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account
You can change your Hudooku information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Hudooku regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Users copied or exported out of Hudooku, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.2. Data Retention
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
3.3. Your Obligations
Please respect the terms of our User Agreement, our Policies, and your fellow Users.
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Users such as Hudooku:
You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Hudooku and its community of Users.
You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines or those detailed in our User Agreement or elsewhere may lead to the restriction, suspension, or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Hudooku.
4. Important Information
4.1. Minimum Age
You have to meet Hudooku’s minimum age requirements to create an account.
As described in Section 2.3 of the User Agreement, persons must be of Minimum Age to use Hudooku.
4.3. California's Shine the Light Law
We don’t share any of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, Hudooku currently does not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site (turn on HTTPS), in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices. Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords.
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on Hudooku is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Hudooku Services. We also offer secure https access to the Hudooku.com website. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Hudooku. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.