Terms of Service
1) Mission of Vmoot
Our Mission is to provide people a platform to post debating questions, connect them with passionate people and arrive at certain opinion after healthy conversation. Such discussions will give people opportunity to understand different viewpoints and get better insights of various issues.
2) Services that Vmoot going to offer to users
To achieve our mission following are the services that Vmoot going to offer to its users

Complete Debating Experience for User: Debate is formal discussion between members on a particular topic and the outcome of the opinions is decided based on the number of votes. Vmoot concept has been developed based on these lines. Vmoot provides you complete debating experience where you can create account by selecting interesting debate topics, raise debating and polling questions, arguing on interest based debate questions, getting the results of them and replying if the outcome is different. To improve your experience on Vmoot and enhance our product we use the data - questions that you raise and share, images that you provide, settings that you select, activity that you perform on the debates and polls.

Meeting Like-minded people and sharing opinion: Vmoot helps you to connect with people having similar interest (user group) which allows getting maximum responses for your moot questions and makes conversation more meaningful. The data that we collect helps us to suggest you with trending debates and polls, with new interest and results of debates and polls.

Dignified Speech and Appropriateness of behaviour: Vmoot’s aim is to provide a platform where like-minded people can put forward their opinions for debate questions ethically and in respectable manner. If we identify or if any user reports of any misuse of platform, harmful acts towards any user, use of profanity, jeopardize the rights of community or individual, depending on the severity of the issue we will take appropriate actions like removing the content from website, block access to the user, remove the user account and if required report issue to Law Enforcement Agencies. In such situations if required we will be sharing the data with other Companies, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Investigative Wings of Government etc.

Develop new feature and continuously work on security of website: Vmoot network is a start-up and we will be constantly working on our website development, testing it, implementing new features and improving the security as well. We will be using the data i.e. your activity on our platform, information that you share, settings that you prefer. This data will be used for analysis and for understanding how our product is been used based on which security of user will be improved and new features will be released.
Data Policy
Information deleted by people
We collect information that user provides during signup, topics of interest selected, profile information, debate and poll questions, images that are uploaded, interaction with debaters, voting on the polls. Other information that gets included in this is settings used while raising debates, sharing of the content, issues that are reported, location, time and device used to create content, filters that are used in the website, other features of the website like voice recording, making profile anonymous, topics and users searched, topics created. We also use the information of user collected from our other product, Vmoot Feedback QR Code Scanner. All this information and the information provided by other people on website is processed, analysed and used for the following purpose:-

1) Create, Improve Products and Features: We use this information to improve our Product features, provide user with relevant Vmoot suggested debates and polls, suggest new interests created by users or by Vmoot and to find out trending debates and polls . To create new features for the Product we learn from your and other’s interactions with our product, activities that you perform, Interest that are selected, likes and dislikes, your settings preferences which will help us to provide you with improved personalised experience with other mooter’s and make overall a competitive debating experience.

2) Improve security and maintain standard: Information provided to us is used to find the authenticity of the accounts, suspicious logins in account, identify spam, develop features related to security , handle any unethical incidents and to encourage users about security measures that they need to follow. Information related to the content on the website will be checked and if it violates our terms of policies such content will be deleted in order to maintain the standard of content.

3) Personalized Content: :- Information related to you, your locations, your device and your profile information will be used, to suggest people with relevant moots ,for further development of our product and content of the website. Your Location and device info will include the current place from where you posting the moots, device ip address and type of device used.

4) Vmoot Feedback QR Code: This product is specially created for people who run business and looking for feedback from their customers. Customer will have to scan the QR code available at the business place and provide there valuable feedback. This QR code can be scanned through mobile camera, Paytm scanner and through Vmoot scanner as well. Information that will be collected i.e. the devices used, location of device, scanner, will be used for product development, improving the feature, compatibility with devices and users interaction on website after feedback. Information provided by people i.e. info about user, feedback provided will be shared with our business users to measure effectiveness of their business and service on customers, to understand the types of people who use their service, and if their business needs any improvement.

5) Keep in touch with you: We use this information to send new updates of our product, marketing communications, to take feedback of our products and to respond on that feedback, to inform you about new activities on your account, to let you know about our Policies and terms and to contact you if you raise any concern or try to reach us.

6) Survey and Research: We use the information that we have for making survey reports, research and analysis of various trends, topics and use of product for example analyse the information about people’s opinion about new government schemes which will help to find if it’s getting implemented properly, to create new features for the product and also for innovation of new products.
Information collected on the website is shared further in following ways
Sharing on Vmoot Platform

Posting Public Debate or Poll: When you use our product for moot and share the moot you will be choosing the audience to whom your activity will be visible For example when you post a debate or poll you will be choosing the audience for the moot such as public i.e. people grouped by topic of interest , or private i.e. customized list of people and friends, followers on social media. Similarly when you use Vmoot Feedback QR Code to communicate with business, they will see the content that you have sent. Your network created through Topics of Interest will also be able to see your actions on other debates, polls and Vmoot Suggested debates and polls.

Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don’t have an account. This includes any information you share with public audience, information in your public profile on Vmoot and public content that you create and share on social media. You, other people using Vmoot and we, can access or send, your public information to anyone on or off Products like search engine results or through other tools. Public Information can also be seen, accessed, reshared and downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, websites and apps that integrate with our product.

Sharing of Moots: Your audience, who will see your content, will depend upon the topic you pick while creating account and social media platform that you will select while sharing the moot. Hence you should carefully select the topics and social media account, as these people will see your activity on or off our Products. For example when you create a moot or share a moot on social media, they can download, screenshot or reshare that content to others across or off our Product. Also when you comment, vote, like or dislike’s someone else’s comment, your action will be visible to admin of the moot and to anyone who can see the other person’s content.
People can use our products to create and share content about you with audience they choose For example people can share your debates, polls on social media or through link, they can mention about your profile in moot , they can create moot about you, share information about you in their moot or comment on you. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Products, you can report the content to us.

Change of Owner: If the entity is succeeded, takenover, merged etc. with any other person ownership or control of all or part of our Products or their assets changes, we may transfer your information and digital legacy to the new owner.

Information shared with Third-party partners: To improve our products, tools, to add new features to our product and to provide these features free all the time we will be working with third-party partners who will join us in future. In order to keep our company running we will be helping our third-party partner in terms data valuable to their business. We don’t sell any of your information to anyone and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties that we are planning to target with whom we will be sharing information.

Companies that require analytics service: We will be providing aggregated statistics, insights, feedback service that will help people and business understand current trends of market, behaviour, and how people are engaging with their debates , polls and other moots related to them and or their sector. For example If a company raise debate about their product, Vmoot will provide detail analysis of it in terms of number people who viewed the debate, user feedback and their expectations, their interest as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand people’s product requirement.

Advertisers on Vmoot Website: We will be providing advertisers ,when they will join us, with reports about kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we won’t be sharing information that personally identifies you, like your name, email address or any such information that will identify you, unless you give us the permission. For example, this poll was responded by a man between the ages of 20 to 25 and who live in Pune and his interest are IT, Sports etc. to help them better understand their audience. Business using Feedback QR code In this current situation we are will be partnering with hotels for the feedback QR code where people will be providing their feedback to hotelier regarding food , service etc. along with that people will also be entering their details like Name, Email address and Mobile Number, these details and analysis of feedback will be sent to the owner of hotelier. Providing your personal information is not necessary as the feedback will be submitted without giving personal information however if user does share his information we will make sure that the information will be kept safe by hotelier as we will be signing documents with them regarding privacy of information.

Research Purpose: We will also provide the information and content to our research partners, teams and academics to conduct research for innovation purpose, new features for our product, and also for technological advancement, public interest, social welfare, health and well-being.

Law and legal purpose: We share information with Law enforcement Agencies, Regulatory Orders, Courts and Tribunal Orders etc. or in response to legal requests under certain circumstances.
Information deleted by people
Vmoot allows you to delete the comment or moot within 10 mins window and also delete the account, so the deleted data is handled in following manner

1) We store the deleted data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services or until your account is deleted. This also depends upon the case where various things are considered i.e. nature of data, why the data is collected, any strong reason for earlier delete or any legal aspects to it i.e. if there is any legal issue ,even if account is deleted, data will be stored as there can be any instructions from legal team. If you delete anything from website , although its deleted from our website but the log will be removed after 1 month or 6 months depending upon the data that’s deleted.

2) When you delete a particular debate, poll, information related to it will be deleted completely it won’t be recovered. However information that others have shared about you which isn’t part of your account won’t be deleted. 3) If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Product, you can deactivate your account. To delete or deactivate your account go into Vmoot settings > Account.

Changes to this Policy
We'll notify you before we make changes to this Policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised Policy before you choose to continue using our Products.
How to contact Vmoot?
If you have questions about this Policy, you can contact us by sending us mail on the below email address. We may resolve disputes that you have with us in connection with our Privacy Policies and practices

You can contact us online or you can write to us at support@vmoot.com
Your Responsibilities towards Vmoot
Our mission is to allow every person to raise concern, effectively express his view on it and provide other people opportunity to express their opinion and make them count. To achieve our mission we need following commitments

1) Use same name that you use
2) Provide accurate information about yourself
3) Create only one account
4) Not share your password, give access to your Vmoot account to others
5) Anonymous feature to be used only if necessary
6) If you are creating adult topic you should be above 18 years of age
7) Do not manipulate the debate or poll.
8) Provide your honest opinion

Vmoot website is available for all of them but you won’t be able to create account if
1) If you are under 18 years of age
2) If we have removed your account previously for violation of our terms and policies
3) If you are prohibited by laws to receive our services
Moots that you can raise or share from Vmoot
We want people to use our platform to raise concern which will create impact, concerns which will change the thinking of people, moots that will help people to take right decisions, but not at the expense of the safety or integrity of others. We therefore expect that you will not engage in the conduct described below:-
1) You cannot raise any moot that breaches these terms and other terms and policies that apply to your use of Vmoot
2) Any unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent
3) Anything that breaches someone else’s rights or hurts his sentiments.
4) You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
5) You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.

We can remove content that you share in breach of these provisions and, if applicable, we may take action against your account, for the reasons described above. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights.

To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe breaches your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.
Permissions that you give when you create account in Vmoot
Following are the permissions that you give us in order to provide you our service

1) Permission to use content that you create and share: You own the content that you create and share on social media, and nothing in these Terms takes away the rights that you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. To provide our services, however, we need you to give us some legal permission to use this content.
Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (e.g. photos or voice) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Vmoot, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service.
You can end this licence at any time by deleting your content or account. You should know that, for technical reasons, any content that you delete may persist for a limited period of time in backup copies (though it will not be visible to other users). In addition, content that you delete may continue to appear if you have shared it with others and they have not deleted it.

2) Permission to use your name, profile picture and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name, profile information, profile picture and information about actions that you have taken on Vmoot next to or in connection with offers and other sponsored content that we will display across our Product in future, without any compensation to you. For example, In future we may show people that you have participated in debate or poll created by a brand that has paid us to display their ads on Vmoot. Such kind of Ads will be seen only by their followers and if he is not follower he will see the ads as per his Topic of Interest.

3) Permission to update: If you use our product, you give us permission to install upgrades, updates and additional features to improve, enhance and further develop it.

4) Limits on our intellectual property: You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) and if you want to use the data, collected using our product, for marketing purpose on different platform can be done only after our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source licence) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
Additional Provisions
1) Limits on Liability
We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is", and we make no guarantees that they will always be safe, secure or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content that they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful and other objectionable content).
We cannot predict when issues may arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstances will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

2) Disputes
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.

3) Account suspension
Vmoot will be a platform where people will freely discuss, share their thoughts and vote on moot questions, helping them to know other people’s view on to it.
If we determine that you have breached our terms or policies, we may take action against your account to protect our community and services, including by suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account the next time you try to access it.

4) Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.
We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of Vmoot, you can delete your account at any time.

5) No Waiver
If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.

6) Feedbacks
We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.

7) Rights
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you i.e. if you wish to use the Services in a way that is not authorized above, you must receive our permission prior to such use.
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