Terms of Service
- The website can be used by way of creating an account by signing up,
starting a petition or signing a petition. Any activity taken up to
promote the said petition on any other platform or third-party website
will be exclusively linked to the user’s account. Any other actions performed like sending messages and other
usage of the website by user will also be linked to this account. The
minimum age for using the website is 18 years. The account is password
protected and the liability of any infringement done by the account would lie upon
the user identifying with that account and hence the password needs
to be kept safely.
- Information provided for creation of the account must be true and
accurate along with a genuine and working email address. Any harm done by any person (you or someone
else) using your account, the responsibility of the same would be in
the user, if it is suspected that the account is being used by another
person or there is unidentifiable account activity the same should be reported immediately to the website. This account cannot not be shared, transferred with another person and the user shall refrain from using any other person's account.
- The user needs to be above 18 years of age any user identified as being younger would have his account terminated.
Posts and Comments
- The petitions created on the website must not violate the intellectual
property rights of another person, meaning the creation must be authentic
and original and only something you are allowed to use as content.
Community Guidelines : The use of hate speech, any content which glorifies or incites violence,
cyber bullying, threatening, stalking is prohibited. Any material which
infringes upon the privacy of another, extreme graphic content : Some amount of emotional promotion can be used to sensitize the masses
though the post and the comment should come with a warning. Although
children below 18 years are not allowed to use the website pornographic
material and any content which is violative of child protection is prohibited.
Racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or
organization. Pornography, adult, and mature content.
Hacking / cracking content.
Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Gambling or casino related content.
Related to weapons or ammunition.
Sales or promotion of prescription drugs.
Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes
on the legal rights of others.
- No user shall impersonate another user or any other person while using the account.
Spamming for commercial purposes like direct sales of products or advertisements
for a business or a self-run endeavour are not to be made while posting
on the website. Don’t post private information, like private email addresses, credit card numbers,
addresses, telephone numbers, or photographs of people without their
- Creation of multiple accounts is not allowed by our website and one
must be careful that correct and accurate information is provided while creating an account and using the account.
Users cannot post any content that violates local or national laws,
or international laws or regulations. The sole responsibility of posting
such content and the resulting consequences rests with the user.
- Regulatory authority of the website: If it is observed or is brought to our notice
that the content posted by the user infringes upon the rights of other
and violates the terms laid down under clause 1 under 'posts and comments' of the terms of service or the content is found to be
offensive, objectionable or inappropriate. The website would edit the
content to make it appropriate or may even ask the user to edit it.
The website can also remove such content if the content does not comply with the Community Guidelines
mentioned in clause 1 under 'posts and comments' of the terms.
- Permission : The discretion to allow the use off the website remains with us and
we may discontinue, terminate or disable the account upon grave misconduct or repeated violations. No notice regarding this would
be given to the user. The terms are to be followed strictly while using
the website. Account would be deleted for the following reasons: on
the request of legal authorities, government agencies, dormant accounts, technical issues,
any account performing fraudulent or illegal activities. The content
of the user may/may not be visible after such termination.
The user agrees that no liability lies on the website for removal or
blocking access to the website to the user or any other party
and that the content can also be permanently removed from the website.
- The ownership of the content (includes photos, gifs, documents) posted
on the website is retained with the owner. Our position regarding this content is that of a sub-licensee i.e. by posting
you agree that we are authorised for utilise, copying, reproducing,
modifying, processing, adapting, publishing, transmission, displaying,
reformatting and distributing the content in all media forms or distribution methods. You agree that other users may
do the same. The content will be shared with our partners and other
related organisations for broadcasting or remodelling it for other media.
You also agree that you are allowed to post such content. We owe no royalty and all the content is royalty-free.
- Publicly Available
Content posted or submitted would be publicly
available i.e. all the petitions created, signed, comments posted, activity
performed on the website. If the user wants confidentiality to be maintained such content should
not be posted. Signatures, content and all that is done on the website
will be accessible publicly, this also covers content posted on third-party
websites. Promotion through other platforms is encouraged. Content of any other users petition should not be modified or edited to
remove content while promoting the same through third party websites
and also on the website. The content should be shared for information
purposes and not for commercial use. If there is a requirement for removal of content from
a third party website that website should be contacted for this purpose.
A backup should be maintained for all your content the website will
not be responsible to store and preserve such content.
- Copyright Infringement
If you feel that a user of the website has infringed your copyright
the same shall be immediately reported to us with the link/URL to the
material that you claim has been copied from your work. We respect authentic
work and if such content is found to be copied the user will be issued a warning and
the work would be removed with immediate effect.
The user agrees to indemnify and defend Socialostracism and associated organisation/partners
associated with us, against any claims, demands, losses, damages
or expenses pertaining or arising from the content you posted on the
website, by usage of the website or by violation of these terms or by
infringement to rights of a third-party. Indemnification obligation
will survive the termination of these Terms and the users's use of the website and its services.
is open to all
Content posted on the website is not monitored for being legal and
the sources being accurate. Users may have commercial interest in posting
the petitions. No liability and responsibility lies on the website to
monitor such illegal content which infringes upon intellectual property
or is defamatory and does not comply with our terms and guidelines.
The website does not take responsibility for the content posted, and
the sources mentioned or for the accuracy of such content and the user
may rely on it at their own risk. If the user finds that the content
is inappropriate, that content should be brought to our notice and the
necessary action would be taken. The user can report any inappropriate
content found on the website. The website does not take responsibility
for the personal opinions posted by the users. The website is an open
platform and the compliance of the content with legal parameters is
While using the website any links leading to other websites which
are visible on the page may navigate you to a new website. The same
activity should be taken care of by the user. Our website does not take
responsibility of content of such third-party website or the information
they collect and it is advised that the terms and conditions and privacy
policy of the other website be read thoroughly to keep yourself protected.
Rights we hold
The website holds exclusive rights to title and interest
in the name Socialostracism.com and any other future endeavours in the
name of Socialistracism.com the same is protected through copyrights
and trademarks. No logos, features, domain names may be used which identify
with Socialostracism.com. Information pertaining to those employed by
us and information regarding our partners are the property of the website.
Please do not venture in the areas of the website they are a no-go-to
You may not do any of the following while using the website:
- Usage of the non-public part of the website, the
technical systems, the computers or tampering and modifying them is
strictly not allowed.
- Discovery of source codes, copying and modifying
or usage of reverse engineers. Even an attempt to do so is not allowed.
- Disabling features in relation to security and attempt
to interfere with the security of the website is not allowed.
- Automated searches are prohibited unless otherwise
permitted to you by the website. Deploying crawlers on the website is not allowed.
- Usage the platform for sending false information
appearing to be that from the website or disrupting the use of the website
by another user, network or a host. Sending of viruses, spamming and
creating an overload on the services of the website is not allowed.
The website promotes healthy discussions and hence
if any dispute arises between our website and another party, the party
should send us a notice and a mutual attempt at dispute resolution in
a bona fide manner by holding negotiations and talks in lieu of the
notice will take place for finding the earliest solution. If within
60 days the dispute resolution mechanism does not reach a resolution
then any subsequent claim can be made through initiating legal proceedings
and the parties may approach the Court for a legal remedy. All disputes
would lie to District Courts of New Delhi, India.
The ways in which an online free website which helps
people post publicly and without restrains can be unfathomable. The
terms of service decide the amount of responsibility of user and
the limits of the responsibility of this website. We at Socialostracism
believe in that an informed citizen is the greatest tool to a progressive
nation. We are working towards a change and in the process we need to
protect us and you from any harm.
- Certain rights which seemed to have
been waived off can be enforced at a later stage. The rights have not
been waived off indefinitely. Licenses and permissions to any person
or company under these terms can only
be granted by the website and no other user or person can assign or
grant such licenses or permissions.
- Network-failure, natural calamities,
situation of war, terrorism activities, power failures, ban on the website
by the concerned government, situations
beyond reasonable control would not make
us liable upon delay or non-performance.
- The website is used by the user at their own risk and content is made available
to them without monitoring. Socialostracism and associated partners and organisations disclaim
any warranty of infringement and all warranties that are implied pertaining
to a any purpose undertaken on the website.
- The website does not provide any
guarantees that the usage of the website would be secure, uninterrupted and error-free. No guarantee
is undertaken that source of contents is accurate or reliable. Also,
no guarantee pertaining to definitive results is given.
- Vulnerability of your system is totally
your responsibility and any content downloaded or accessed which may contain or
download bugs, trojan horses, trackers, key-loggers
or other malwares which may harm the computer and Socialostracism.com
would not be responsible for the same.
- Socialostracism reserves the right to disclose information
about users where required in good faith,
to do so by law or to exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves
against legal claims. Socialostracism further reserves the right to share
information with law enforcement to investigate or prevent illegal activities being committed over our network. We may disclose
the personal information we collect about our users when we believe
disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected
illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others. Socialostracism reserves our rights to disclose
your personal information where you have given us explicit legal written
consent to do so.
Limitation to liability
Till the extent permissible under
law the website and associated parties should not be held liable if
services of our website may be terminated without notice. We and our
partners are not liable for any damages caused by such termination.
This includes data loss and other accruing issues. No obligations for any direct
or indirect damage, consequential, incidental, accidental or special
liability regarding loss of data, injury to person (not exhaustive)
should lie whether arising out of a contract, agreement, negligence.
No liability or guarantees arise out of any damages which may arise
if a person is disallowed from using the account, using other platforms,
accessing the website in an unauthorised manner to modify, alter, distribute
content. For any actions on a third party website and any content of
the third-party website made available to the user by this website or
by advertisement in this website.
The terms of service should
be treated as a binding agreement on any person engaging with or using
the website. You agree that by using Socialostracism.com you are bound
post only permitted content and not infringe upon the rights of another
user. You agree that if you are a representative for another organisation,
government or company you are authorised to use the website on their
Disclaimer with respect to the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016.
Even though our name is “Social Ostracism”, we want to tell you
that we are not engaged in the act of Social Ostracism. We are a petition
website which is dutybound to make changes for better in the society.
Only our name is Social Ostracism and we do not endorse Social Ostracism
in any way, means or in practice. We clearly adhere to the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016