Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITION OF USE

These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) along with privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) forms a legally binding agreement (“Agreement”) between You and Us ( “TapShort”, “Our”, “We”) . Hence, We insist that You spend time reading these Terms and Privacy Policy and let Us know at contact@tapshort.com if You have any questions regarding the same. We will try our best to answer Your queries.

A.DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

1. Capitalized terms, not defined elsewhere in this Agreement, shall mean as follows: 

(a)”App” TapShort means the mobile platform downloadable from Google Play/App Store and owned by Us, including any updates thereof. 

(b)“AppStore” means the service provided by Apple Inc. and/or its affiliates, a third party, through which You may use in order to download the App. 

(c)“AppStore Terms and Conditions” means terms and conditions that apply to the use of AppStore platform and as available at https://www.apple.com/legal/internet- services/itunes/us/terms.html.

(d)” Google Play” means the service provided by Google Ireland Limited, a third party, and/or it’s affiliates, through which You may use in order to download the App.

(e)”Google Play Terms of Service” means terms of service that apply to the use of Google Play and available at https://play.google.com/about/play-terms.html. (f)”User” or “You” or “Your” refers to a natural person who has accepted this Agreement in order to download and use the App. 

2. Any reference to the singular includes a reference to the plural and vice versa, and any reference to one gender includes a reference to other gender(s), unless explicitly provided for. 

3. Headings and captions are used for convenience only and not for interpretation of the Agreement.

4. Any reference to a natural person shall, include his/her heirs, executors and permitted assignees and any reference to a juristic person shall, include its affiliates, successors and permitted assignees, unless repugnant to the context.


B.YOUR APPROVAL

1. You approve of and accept this Agreement by: 

(a)downloading and/or installing the App on Your device; or 

(b)accessing or using the App or any of the content available within the App from any device.

 2. You can accept this Agreement only if: 

(a)You are a natural person of the legal age, eligibility and mental capacity to form a binding contract with TapShort pursuant to Your use of the App; or 

(b)You are a juristic Person, lawfully existing that has all the authorizations, permits and allowances to enter into this Agreement and form a binding contract; and 

(c)You are not legally barred from using the App. 

3. You understand that We want You to not use the App if You do not understand, approve of or accept all the terms specified in this Agreement. Hence, You are requested to read these Terms and Privacy Policy carefully and understand the Agreement before You accept it and agree to be bound by it.

C. PROVISION OF THE APP

1. The App is designed to provide You an in-app browsing experience through an embedded browser. The App does not per se provide any news or content or information; but provides a brief summary of the content available in public domain within 60-70 words (sixty – seventy) words or less by aggregating such content within one platform for easy access by You and for assisting you to find corresponding  content of Your interest. The App does not host, display or transmit any content owned by third parties on its servers, unless We either have a license to host, display or transmit over such content or are otherwise permitted under the applicable law, to do the same. When You read a summary, You may be linked to one of the online sources of such duly aggregated summary. Upon accessing such link, You acknowledge and accept that you are leaving TapShort and We shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any data breaches or damages arising herewith from Your use of such online sources on third party sites. You agree and acknowledge that the App does not report and/or broadcast any content (including news) of its own accord and TapShort is not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of the summary of content that may be accessed by You through the App.

2. The App may include links to other mobile applications and/or websites (some of which may  be  automated  search results) which  may contain  materials  that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. We do not endorse or support these links or the products and services they provide; these links are provided for Your convenience only. We are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of such links.

3. In order to provide the App to You, We may request You to register and/or provide information about yourself. We trust that any information provided by You will always be true, accurate, complete and updated. 

4. The content displayed on the App is for Your non-commercial and personal use. You are not allowed to copy,  reproduce,  alter,  modify,  create derivative works of, or publicly display any content displayed on the App. 

5. We may stop provision of the App (or any part of the App), permanently or temporarily, to You or to Users generally or may modify or change the nature of the App and/or these Terms at Our sole discretion, without any prior notice to You. Your use of the App following any such modification constitutes Your deemed acceptance to be bound by the Agreement (or as it may be modified).

D.YOUR AGREEMENT WITH TapShort

1. A violation of this Agreement may result in a legal liability upon You and that nothing in  this  Agreement  should be construed  to confer any rights to any third party. You are responsible  for  Your  conduct  and  activities  while  using  the  App,  and  for  any consequences thereof.  

2. If any provision of the Agreement is found to be unenforceable under the applicable law, it  will  not  affect  the  enforceability  of  the  other  provisions  of  this  Agreement.  lf  any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.  

3. We may choose to not act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by You or others but this does not mean that We cannot act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Our intended or intended failure to exercise or enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

E.USING THE APP

1.A violation of this Agreement may result in a legal liability upon You and that nothing in this Agreement should be construed to confer any rights to any third party. You are responsible for Your conduct and activities while using the App, and for any consequences thereof. 

2.If any provision of the Agreement is found to be unenforceable under the applicable law, it  will not affect  the  enforceability of the other provisions of this Agreement.  lf any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. 

3.We may choose to not act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by You or others but this does not mean that We cannot act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Our intended or intended failure to exercise or enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

4.For any content you create using the App, You grant Us a limited, non-exclusive , transferable, assignable license to use the same in accordance with the terms and conditions, privacy policy, content regulation policy, any other policy of Us and any agreement executed by You and Us, and such a license will include a right to sub-license.

5.For Your use of the App, TapShort grants You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to install and use the App on Your android device. However, You shall not copy the App or any of its components, except for the purpose of making a single archival back up copy. 

6.TapShort also grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access such content on the App which is owned by TapShort. For using any content owned by a third party, You still require a license from such third party, We don’t license such content to You and Your use of content owned by a third party is governed by applicable terms and conditions prescribed by such third party.

F.RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR USE

1.You will not use the App or any content provided thereof for any purpose that is illegal, unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement. 

2.You will not access (or attempt to access) the content provided through the App by any means other than through the App, unless You have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate written agreement with TapShort. 

3.You will not redistribute, sublicense, rent, publish, sell, assign, lease, market, transfer, or otherwise make the App or any component or content thereof, available to third parties.

4.You will not circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features  of App; remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary  notices (including copyright notices) on any portion of the App; and not use the App in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the App.

5.You will not attempt to or engage in any activity that may: 

(a)reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise extract the source code related to the App or any part thereof, unless it is expressly permitted byTapShort to You in writing or is required by the applicable law; 

(b)use any robot, spider, retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the App or content thereof; 

(c)collect information about users of the App for any illegal or unlawful purpose; 

(d)create any user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses for using the App; 

(e)transmit any viruses, worms, defects, trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature through the App; 

(f)use the App in any manner  that could damage, disable,  overburden, or impair,  or undertake any action which  is  harmful  or  potentially  harmful  to, any  of the  servers, networks,  computer systems  or  resources connected to any of the servers  connected, directly or indirectly to the App, or interfere with any other Users’ use and enjoyment of the App;

 (g)carry out any denial of service (DoS, DDoS) or any other harmful attacks on the App or; disrupt or place unreasonable burdens or excessive loads on, or interfere with or attempt to make, or attempt any unauthorized access to the App or any part of the App or any user of the App; 

(h)forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the App; or obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available, in the opinion of TapShort, through the App. 

6. You will not impersonate another person or impersonate, guide or host on behalf of, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with any person or entity, including, but not limited to Our officials,  employees,  agents, partners, affiliates, dealers and franchisees.

G.REPORTING VIOLATIONS AND CONTENT TAKEDOWN

1.If You find any content on the App which falls under any of the prohibited categories of content listed in section F (5), (6) above, You can inform us of such a violation of these Terms by writing to Us contact@tapshort.com with 

(a)a screenshot or sharing the link of the infringing post; and 

(b)Your reasons for objecting to such content. 

2.Your reports of violation of these Terms will be received and processed within reasonable time by Our Team. 

3.We will respond to Your reports of violations within as soon as possible by 

(a)Taking down such violating content; or 

(b)Suspension/blocking of the violating user’s account; or 

(c)Termination of the violating users’ access to the App. Our Team’s assessment of any complaints relating to content shared  on the App will be limited to whether such content violates these Terms or Our own internal policies and guidelines. Such a decision will be final and binding as regards content on the App. We do not undertake any legal analysis or judgement on the nature of reported content. 

4.If You have any objections against any action taken by Us pursuant to clause G(3) above, You can inform us of Your reasons for such objections by writing to Us contact@tapshort.com.

 5.We will review Your objections, and reserve the right to modify/retain our decision on any complaint against content shared on the App.

H.TERMINATION

1. Your access to the App may be terminated if:

(a)You voluntarily uninstall the App from Your device; 

(b)You knowingly  or  unknowingly cause  direct or indirect breach, as ascertained  by TapShort, of these Terms or Privacy Policy as a whole or in part; or

 (c)You do not pay the requisite fee, if any, should TapShort charge for use of the App.

2. We may have to terminate Your access to the App if:

  1. We  are  required  to  do  so  by  law  (for  example,  where  the  access  to  and/or provision of the App to You becomes, unlawful);
  2. The third party, if any, with whom We offered the App to You has terminated its relationship with Us or ceased to offer the related services to Us or to You;
  3. The provision of App to You, is no longer commercially viable or feasible for Us; or
  4. You violate this Agreement.

3. We may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice and may procure disabling Your access to the App and/or barring You from any future use of the App.

4. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by terminating  Your access to the App.However, Your certain obligations under this Agreement shall continue to prevail even on such termination.

5. When this Agreement comes to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that You and TapShort have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued overtime  whilst  the  Agreement  has  been  in  force)  or  which  are  expressed  to  continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and shall continue to apply to such rights,obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

I. INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY

1. Your  use  of the  App  is,  and at  all  times  shall  be,  governed by and  subject to the laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership  and  use of intellectual  property,  and  You shall  be  solely  responsible  for  any violations of any laws and for any infringements of any intellectual property rights caused by Your use of the App through Your device.

2. TapShort owns and retains all the intellectual  property rights to the summarized  content made available to You through the App by TapShort but does not claim ownership rights to the original sources of information, which are instead held by the sites to which the Appmay link You.

3. All trademarks, brands and service marks of the App are the property of TapShort only.TapShort owns all of the copyrights and database in relation to the App.

4. The App and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the App May contain rights of TapShort or its affiliates or any third party. For use of any third party intellectual  property,  You  may  need  to  get  permission  directly  from  the  owner  of  the intellectual property.

5. Any  intellectual  property  which  is  not  specifically  mentioned  to  be  owned  by TapShort  is owned  by their  respective  owners  and  the  owners  have  a  right  to  take appropriate actions against You for any violation, infringement or passing off.

6. TapShort respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not hold any responsibility for any violations of any intellectual property rights by You