Community Guidelines

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and Siva Service Network Limited. They govern your use of Siva’s sites, services, mobile apps, products, and content (“Services”) and provide information about these Services, as outlined below.

By using Siva and creating a Siva account, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to any of the Terms detailed in this Terms of Service document, you cannot use Siva or its related Services.

We can change these Terms at any time. If a change is material, we will inform you of these changes before they take effect. Using Siva on or after that effective date constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you should delete your account before they take effect, otherwise your use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.

We want Siva to be an open and inclusive network. However, we also want it to be a safe and secure space that is in accordance with the law. Therefore, we need Users to meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to use Siva:

  • You must be at least 13 years old
  • You must have a valid email address that is rightfully yours
  • We must not have previously terminated your account for violation of law or any of the Siva policies
  • You must not use Siva to impersonate others or provide inaccurate information
  • You must not use Siva to commit any unlawful, misleading or fraudulent activity for an illegal or unauthorised purpose

To be able to post content on Siva or access features only available to account holders, you must create an account. We require an email address, password and a username in order for you to create an account. When providing an email address, please ensure that it is a valid email address that you rightfully own and have access to.

When you sign up for a Siva account, you will also be asked to choose a username and a password. Usernames are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) refuse to issue a particular username, or (b) remove or reclaim any username. For instance, we may refuse to issue a username or reclaim a username if a third party that owns a trademark complains that a username violates that third party’s intellectual property rights, or if we determine that such username impersonates someone else, misappropriates a person’s right of publicity, is illegal, or offensive. Your username is how you will be publicly identified.

Content Rights and Responsibilities

We do not claim ownership over any Content that you post on Siva. “Content” means any content or creative expression that you upload or post on Siva, including text, images, files, logos, or comments. However, when you post or transfer Content to Siva, you give us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, transferable license to use, store, reproduce, adapt (so we can post your Content), distribute and publicly display your Content in order to provide the Siva service. You can end this license at any time by deleting your content or account. However, deleted content may still appear on Siva if it has been shared by others and they have not deleted it. For more information on how we collect and use your information, please read our Privacy Policy

You are responsible for the Content you submit to Siva. You assume all risks associated with it, including accuracy, intellectual property claims, or any other legal rights claims. You represent and warrant that (i) you either own the Content you post, or that you have all necessary rights to post that Content on Siva, (ii) your Content does not infringe any third party’s rights, and (iii) you can grant the licenses you grant in these Terms.

When you post on Siva, you enter an agreement to allow other Siva users to view, distribute and display your Content. Consider the Content you post on Siva to be publicly available indefinitely since it may be distributed by other Siva users through social media or otherwise, or be cached on third party search engines, even after your Siva account is terminated. Please be aware that it is extremely difficult to remove content from the Internet after it has become publicly available.

We reserve the right (though we have no obligation) to refuse or remove any Content you post or transfer to Siva for any reason.

Although we take care to monitor the Content posted to Siva, you understand that when using Siva, you may be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that Siva is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of, or relating to, such content. You may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, sexually explicit or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against Siva with respect thereto. In the event that you do see content on Siva that you believe to be of a negative, inaccurate or unlawful nature, we ask that you report this content to us so that we can investigate and take appropriate action.

Unless requested by law enforcement or the government, or as otherwise allowed by our Privacy Policy, we will never sell, distribute or share your Content outside of Siva without your permission. However, as stated above, other Siva users or external, unassociated third parties may distribute and share your Content outside of Siva.

We may modify our Services at any time, since Siva is a constantly changing and evolving service. We may delete or modify any part or all of this Service at any time, without notice. We may adapt or add new features and functionality from time to time, and we reserve the right to limit use of certain features or functions.

User Activity

We want Siva to be an organic network where Users can create meaningful connections. If you use a robot to post on Siva, sign up for multiple accounts, or to follow users, we may delete your account. Similarly, if you follow too many other users in a single period we may delete your account if we feel you are not acting like a natural human being.

Property We Own and Restrictions

Siva owns all rights to our logo, trading name, Siva, and our website, including any intellectual property rights related to them. You may not reuse, distribute, copy, or duplicate any part of Siva, including the Siva HTML/CSS, JavaScript, logos, or visual design elements without express written permission from Siva.

Privacy

When you use Siva, you agree to the Siva Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms. Please read the Privacy Policy which provides details about the information and data we collect and how we use it.

Siva’s Rules and Guidelines

Siva has rules that we expect all users to follow. You can find these rules in our Community Guidelines here.

If you are found to not be following the Siva Rules and Guidelines, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

Paid Services

Siva offers some features or functionalities for a fee. Fees are stated in US dollars, and you’ll be responsible for any applicable sales taxes or other charges arising from the transaction. Even though you are paying for a feature or functionality, you do not own it. Instead, you are purchasing the right to use or access that feature or functionality. Fees are non-refundable. Siva may charge fees at any time in its discretion. We will not collect credit card numbers – instead, we will use a trusted third party credit card or payment processor.

No Children Under the Age of 13

You need to be 13 years or older to use Siva. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use Siva. If we learn that you or anyone else is under the age of 13 and is using Siva, will take immediate action and close the child’s account.

If you believe someone under the age of 13 is using Siva, please contact us so that we can remove the account and any published content.

Incorporated Rules and Policies

By using the Services, you are agreeing to let Siva collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

Siva’s servers and operations are based in the United Kingdom. If you reside outside the United Kingdom, you consent to letting Siva transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) in and out of the United Kingdom.

To enable a functioning community, we have Rules. Under our DMCA Policy, we’ll remove material after receiving a valid takedown notice. Under our Trademark Policy, we’ll investigate any use of another’s trademark and respond appropriately. By using Siva, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies. If you do not follow these Rules, we may remove your content, or temporarily suspend or permanently delete your account.

DMCA Copyright Policy

Siva complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). We will terminate copyright infringers when legally required or appropriate.

If you see your Content on Siva being used without your permission, you can contact Siva’s Designated Agent for receipt of infringement notices here:

Siva Service Network Ltd, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, United Kingdom or by emailing team@joinsiva.com.

Your notice must comply with the DMCA. For your request to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing: (a) An electronic or physical signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (b) Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on Siva; (d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Company to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address; (e) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and (f) A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorised to act on behalf of the owner.

Miscellaneous

Disclaimer of warranty. Siva provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they do not come with any warranty or guarantee. None expressed, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. Siva won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If Siva doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

Choice of law and jurisdiction. English law governs these terms, and only English courts can make judgments about them.

Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between Siva and you concerning the Services.