Terms and Conditions

1. FIRSTIP Services 

Foundation for Innovative Research, Sustainable Technologies and Intellectual Property (FIRSTIP) is a charitable and non-profit organization registered in India for promoting innovation, sustainable technologies and intellectual property. FIRSTIP provides a forum to inventors and other creative persons to conceptualise and materialise their innovative ideas. The user of this website agrees to the following Terms and Conditions. By browsing the FIRSTIP website (www.firstip.org), using our services as members, registration and/or log-in users confirm that they have read and understood and do accept these Terms and Conditions. If users do not accept the Terms and Conditions they are not authorised to use FIRSTIP website and shall leave the same immediately.

2. Registration

Users are obliged to provide accurate and true registration information, including but not limited to user’s full name, user’s full address, a valid e-mail-address and contact number.

3. Content

Content means all data, information, files, images and/or publication which are made available by or through the FIRSTIP website or its users including but not limited to Ideas, inventions and innovation items Ideas, inventions and innovation content items relate to users’ ideas, inventions, patents and other innovations.

Open calls

An open call is a tender to solve a concrete scientific, industrial or other problem or any other invitation to participate in design, product development or innovation processes.

Profiles

Users might publish their personal profile and give some detailed information about themselves.

4. Rights and Obligations

4.1 Users are solely responsible for the content they publish. FIRSTIP has no permanent content control or monitoring process in place to review content. FIRSTIP does not make any warranties or representations regarding any content provided or made available by any user. In particular, FIRSTIP does not warrant or represent that content is true or accurate, or that it fulfills or serves any particular purpose.

4.2 Users are not allowed to provide any content which is offensive, criminal, illegal, violates law or rights of others or relates to such activities (“prohibited content”).

4.3 Users have to verify carefully that innovation ideas or any other content they publish does not contain intellectual property of others. It is expressly forbidden to use, advertise, promote, offer, distribute or publish without authorisation any content or materials which are protected by law, especially by intellectual property rights.

4.5 Users are not allowed to annoy other users, send junk, mass or chain mails, use other users’ accounts, disclose passwords and/or login information to third parties, misuse other users’ personal data, use the FIRSTIP services in an automated way and/or show advertising banners or text links.

4.6 FIRSTIP reserves the right to delete any content which infringes these Terms and Conditions as well as the accounts of users breaking these Terms and Conditions immediately and without giving reasons and to take appropriate legal action.

5. Using, Copying and Distributing of Web Site Information

Except as otherwise indicated, you are authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute information available on this website (“Information”) subject to the following conditions (“Authorization”):

a)     The Information may be used solely for personal or non-commercial purposes;

b)     The Information may not be modified or altered in any way;

c)     Any copy of the Information or portion thereof must include the copyright and trademark notices  set forth below, as well as this permission notice;

Foundation for Innovative Research, Sustainable Technologies and Intellectual Property (FIRSTIP) reserves the right to revoke such Authorization at any time, in its sole discretion, and you shall discontinue using the link immediately upon notice from FIRSTIP.

Except as specifically permitted, no portion of the information on this website may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from FIRSTIP. If any of these terms are breached, authorization to use this site is automatically terminated and all downloaded and/or printed materials must immediately be destroyed.

6. Links to Third Party Sites

This website may contain links to third-party websites, which are not under the control of FIRSTIP. We make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to any other website to which you may have access through the site. When you access a non-FIRSTIP website, you do so at your own risk and FIRSTIP is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites. FIRSTIP provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.

7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless FIRSTIP, from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the FIRSTIP website in violation of this Terms and Conditions and/or arising from a breach of this Terms and Conditions and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any content that you post on or through the FIRSTIP website causes the organisation to be liable to another, provided that this was caused by culpable conduct.

8. General Provisions

8.1 These Terms and Conditions form the complete agreement between FIRSTIP and the user.

FIRSTIP reserves the rights to change these Terms or to remove or change the contents on this website from time to time at its sole discretion.

8.2 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is, for any reason, invalid and/or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The parties agree to replace an invalid and/or unenforceable provision with a valid and/or enforceable provision which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid and/or unenforceable provision. This also applies to contractual loopholes.

8.3 These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India.