Welcome to LINKINGHUTS (Hereafter referred to as either “LINKINGHUTS” or “LH”)! This agreement lists out your rights and responsibilities in your use of LINKINGHUTS’ website, mobile apps, and services, both as a visitor and as a registered LINKINGHUTS member, and also what can be expected out of us. By clicking “I accept” or by indicating any other way that you agree, you are agreeing to the terms mentioned herewith. Therefore, it’s imperative that you read this legally binding agreement carefully.
LINKINGHUTS is a private social network for connecting neighbourhoods wherein neighbours all across can use the platform to build stronger, safer, mutually beneficial & truly enriching neighbourhoods around the world. We use “LINKINGHUTS or LH” here to refer to the LINKINGHUTS.com website and our iOS and Android apps (also referred to as our “Services”) that provide you with access to the platform. We also use “LINKINGHUTS or LH” to refer to the companies operating our Services.
In case any part of this agreement applies only to a specific member(s) i.e. a Resident or a Business or a Neighbourhood Admin, it might either be specifically called out or if not specifically called out, then only the relevant members, to whom that part is applicable, need to consider the same & others may just ignore it.
Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
Convicted sex offenders are not eligible for LINKINGHUTS accounts; and we may also deny, disapprove or disable any account registrations we think would harm a LINKINGHUTS neighbourhood.
You agree that:
LINKINGHUTS offers personal accounts to individual residential members and special accounts with restricted functionalities to Businesses and Neighbourhood Admins. Special accounts agree to additional terms and cannot see neighbourhood discussions, nor can they access private messages between neighbours. You agree:
If you select a name or an image or a logo that acts as an identifier for your account but which we believe is inappropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about your name that does not closely relate to your actual name or closely relates to a name owned by the complaining trademark owner), we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it.
You can change your preference about receiving comments on your posts by disabling comments on your post.
You can change your preferences about receiving posts or messages from Friend / Neighbour / Business or any other member on the platform by:
Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use LH to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. We encourage you to read the Policy, and to use it to help you make informed decisions.
We would always appreciate & look forward to your feedback or other suggestions about LINKINGHUTS, but you understand that we may use your feedback or suggestions without any obligation or liability to compensate you for offering them (just as you have no obligation to offer them to us)
At LINKINGHUTS, we believe that good behaviour by Businesses, Residents & Neighbourhood Admins Community is the foundation of healthy relationship amongst them. Our Community Guidelines outline our expectations regarding appropriate use of LINKINGHUTS, including how members interact with each other. We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same. In using LINKINGHUTS and its member-to-member transactional features, you, like every member, are acting on your own behalf and are responsible for your own decisions and actions, including posting content and interactions with members you meet through LINKINGHUTS.
You need to ensure that all members feel welcome, safe, and respected. Though it’s our constant endeavor to keep LINKINGHUTS safe, but we cannot guarantee or promise it. We need your help to keep LINKINGHUTS safe, which includes the following commitments by you:
Some members take on a volunteer role for their neighbourhood, to help manage their neighbourhood on LINKINGHUTS. Volunteers are not LINKINGHUTS employees, representatives, or agents. LINKINGHUTS does not interview, run background checks on, monitor, supervise, or control LINKINGHUTS members, including those who volunteer, and your use of Business Pages or any similar feature does not make us an employer, placement agency, representative, or agent of or for you or any other neighbour or service provider. If you and another member decide to work together, the two of you, and not LINKINGHUTS, are responsible for complying with any laws that might apply, such as tax or employment laws. LINKINGHUTS is not a party to transactions or disputes between members.
In the real world and online, neighbours & friends sometimes disagree. While we hope other members will be neighbourly & friendly, we don’t control and aren’t responsible for their actions; we encourage you to do your own research before deciding to do business with another member. If you have a dispute with another LINKINGHUTS member, we hope that you will be able to work it out amicably. However, if you cannot, please understand that LINKINGHUTS is not responsible for the actions, content, information or data of its members or any of the third parties; each member is responsible for their own actions, content, data and behaviour, whether using LINKINGHUTS or chatting over the back fence. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and any other representative) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you have a dispute with LINKINGHUTS, you agree to contact us and try to resolve the dispute informally before pursuing other avenues.
In the event you change or deactivate your contact number, you will update your account information on LH within 48 hours to ensure that the OTPs, if any generated for you, are sent to the correct mobile number and also the correct number gets displayed on your profile (in case it’s allowed to be displayed as per platform policy in conjunction with your profile settings) for a member to be able to contact you.
Some of the information and services available through LINKINGHUTS are licensed from third parties and covered by these third-party terms and disclosures:
If you create or administer a Business Page on LH, you agree to our Business Pages Terms. In addition, your advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content placed on LH or if you run a promotion or an offer from your Business Page, it will have to comply with our Advertising, Promotion & Content (APC) Policy for a Business Page.
Our goal is to deliver advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you permit us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, on any of the advertisement or promotion material without any compensation to you.
You agree that LINKINGHUTS, its partner firms, any of its directors, employees, agents or representatives shall not be liable for any lost profits or special, incidental or consequential damages (however arising, including negligence) arising out of or in connection with LINKINGHUTS, including the LINKINGHUTS services, our software, your use of LINKINGHUTS or any LINKINGHUTS service, or this agreement and shall not be liable to you for more than $100. Some jurisdictions do not allow damages exclusions, so they may not apply to you.
If you make a payment on LINKINGHUTS, you agree to our Payment Terms unless it is stated that other terms apply.
LINKINGHUTS and the associated software and services are provided “as is.” We try to keep LINKINGHUTS up, bug-free, and safe, but you use it at your own risk. We are providing LINKINGHUTS as is without any express or implied warranties including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We do not guarantee that LINKINGHUTS will always be safe, secure or error-free or that LINKINGHUTS will always function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. We do not promise that any aspect of our software or service will work properly or continuously. We may add, change, or discontinue product features; if you are dissatisfied, your only remedy is to stop using LINKINGHUTS or the affected feature. Some jurisdictions do not allow warranty exclusions, so they may not apply to you.
LINKINGHUTS is not responsible for the actions, content, information or data of its members or any of the third parties; each member is responsible for their own actions, content, data and behaviour. If someone brings a claim against LINKINGHUTS (whether against the company or any of its employees, directors, officers, representatives) based on a harm caused by you, you will be solely responsible for any legal consequences arising out of it and also agree to reimburse us for any costs we incur in defending against that claim, including all legal expenses as well as reasonable damages.
If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we have the right to deactivate your account. You may also deactivate your account and delete application from your device at any time.
This agreement is governed by Indian laws. You and LINKINGHUTS both agree that (i) any claim or dispute regarding LINKINGHUTS will be resolved exclusively by the state courts located in Gurgaon, Haryana, India and (ii) we each agree and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of this court for litigating such claims or disputes.
This agreement includes our :
Just to reiterate, in case any part of the above agreements or guidelines applies only to a specific member(s) i.e. a Resident or a Business or a Neighbourhood Admin, it might either be specifically called out there itself or if not specifically called out, then only the relevant members, to whom that part is applicable, need to consider the same & others may just ignore it. It constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to our Services, and supersedes any other agreements or understandings (oral or written). You agree that:
You agree to have reviewed the following documents, which provide additional information about your use of LH:
Because LINKINGHUTS provides a wide range of Services, we may ask you to review and accept supplemental terms that apply to your interaction with a specific app, product, or service. To the extent those supplemental terms conflict with this agreement, the supplemental terms associated with the app, product, or service govern with respect to your use of such app, product or service to the extent of the conflict.
We can either amend this agreement or any of the above-mentioned policies which are also an integral part of this agreement or integrate additional terms or new policies to this agreement by notifying you of the changes (for example, by emailing you, or by posting a message regarding the amendment notice). If you keep using LINKINGHUTS after the amendment is effective, you accept and are bound by the new terms, policies or guidelines; if you disagree with the new terms, policies or guidelines, you should stop using LINKINGHUTS and deactivate your account.