Terms of Service Overview: Terms and Conditions

Below is an overview of our Terms of Service for our Platform, which means any website, application, or service we offer. You should read the complete Terms of Service because that document (and not this overview) is our legally binding agreement. The Terms of Service includes information about your legal rights and covers areas such as automatic subscription renewals, limitations of liability, resolution of disputes by mandatory arbitration rather than a judge or jury in a court of law, and a class action waiver.

Your Relationship with Awkworld

By using our Platform, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service. That is a legally binding agreement between you and Awkworld.

If you break the rules, we may suspend or terminate your account.

We charge for certain aspects of our Platform, and some of these fees are billed on a regular and recurring basis (unless you disable auto-renewal or cancel your subscription).

Awkworld Cabals, Bunchups, TrendzGuru, SuperAwkies and Awkies

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may establish membership criteria for their own Cabals. While there is probably a Cabal out there for everyone, not every Cabal is for you. If you can’t find the right Cabal, you can easily start your own Cabal.

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may charge fees for memberships or Bunchups.

Using our Platform involves meeting real people and doing real things in the real world, which can sometimes lead to unexpected situations. We cannot control what happens in the real world, and we are not responsible for it. You should use common sense and good judgment when interacting with others.

Your Content and Content of Others

You are responsible for your Content, which means any information, material, or other content posted on our Platform. Your Content must comply with our Terms of Service, which includes the Usage and Content Policies, Group Policies, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards, Member Restrictions, Payment Policies, and Trademark Usage Guidelines. Your Content is also subject to our Intellectual Property Dispute Policies.

We do not own the Content that you post. However, we do require that you provide us a license to use this Content in order for us to operate, improve, promote, and protect Awkworld and our Platform for the benefit of you and others.

We are not responsible for Content that members post or the communications that members send using our Platform. We generally don't review Content before it is posted. If you see Content that violates our Terms of Service, you may report inappropriate Content to us.

Our Platform

We try hard to make sure that our Platform is always available and working, but we cannot guarantee it will be. Occasionally things may not go exactly as planned. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

We are continually improving our Platform. This means that we may modify or discontinue certain portions of our Platform. Awkworld preserve rights to discontinue or revoke any such services of our platform.

By using our Platform, you agree to the limitations of liability and release as mentioned in our Terms of Service clause. Except as specified in our Terms of Service, you also agree to resolve any disputes you may have with us through arbitration, and you are waiving your right to seek relief from a judge or jury in a court of law, except as otherwise provided for in the Terms of Service. Claims can only be brought individually, and not as part of a class action.

Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service contain important information about your legal rights. To make it easier to understand, we have provided summaries and tips in some parts of this document. These summaries are not part of the official terms, and it is important for you to read the language in each section carefully.

Your use of our Platform, we require that you follow the Usage and Content Policies, Cabal Policies, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards, Member Restrictions, Payment Policies, and Trademark

This Agreement Summary: You agree to follow some basic rules when using Awkworld’s Platform. These rules are described in these Terms of Service, including the related policies and guidelines mentioned below. We may change these rules during our course of action.

The Agreement. Awkworld enables you and other members to arrange off-line, real-world Cabals and Bunchups. The terms Awkworld, we, us and our include Awkworld, Project, Organisation and our affiliates. We use the terms “you” and “your” to mean any person using our Platform, and any organization or person using the Platform on an organization’s behalf. We use the word “Platform” to mean any website, application, or service offered by Awkworld, including content we offer and electronic communications we send. We provide our Platform to you subject to these Terms of Service. We use the terms “Terms of Service” and “Agreement” interchangeably to mean this document together with our Usage and Content Policies, Cabal Policies, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards, Member Restrictions, Payment Policies, and Trademark Usage Guidelines. Your use of the Platform signifies that you agree to this Agreement. If you are using the Platform for an organization, you agree to this Agreement on behalf of that organization, and represent you have authority to bind that organization to the terms contained in this Agreement. If you do not or are unable to agree to this Agreement, do not use our Platform.

Tip: We have included summaries and tips to provide an overview of some legal concepts and answer common questions, but the text of these summaries and tips are for your convenience only and are intended to have no legal effect.

Tip: These Terms of Service are an agreement between you and Awkworld and not between you and any other member.

Revisions to this Agreement. We may modify this Agreement from time to time. When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version and revising the date at the top of this page. If we make any material change to this Agreement, we will provide additional notice to you, such as by sending you an email or displaying a prominent notice on our Platform. By continuing to use the Platform after any changes come into effect, you agree to the revised Agreement.

  1. Your Account and Membership

Summary: Awkworld, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie control the Content and membership of their Cabals. However, we may remove any Content you post or terminate your account at any time.

2.1 Eligibility. Our Platform is available to anyone but certain defined BUnchups and Cabals are available to Member who is at least 18 years old or as permitted by Law. You represent that you are at least 18 years old or as permitted by Law for these certain sections and activities. Additional rules/eligibility requirements for a particular part/portion/section/functionality of our Platform may be set by any member who has the ability to moderate or manage that part/portion/section/functionality of our Platform. For example, the eligibility requirements for a Cabal or Bunchup may be set by the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie of that Cabal. We will not be held responsible for any issue arising out of the same.

2.2 Suspension of Your Account. We may modify, suspend or terminate your account or access to the Platform if, in our sole discretion, we determine that you have violated this Agreement, including any of the policies or guidelines that are part of this Agreement, that it is in the best interest of the Awkworld community (Awkies/SuperAwkies) or to protect our brand or Platform. We also may remove accounts of members who are inactive for an extended period of time.

A member (Awkies/SuperAwkies) who has the ability to moderate or manage a particular part/portion/section/functionality of our Platform also has the ability, in his or her sole discretion, to modify, suspend, or terminate your access to that part/portion/section/functionality of the Platform.

2.3 Account Information and Security. When you register, you provide us with some basic information, including an email address and a password. Keep your email address and other account information current and accurate. Also, you agree to maintain the security and confidentiality of your password (or else we may need to disable your account). You alone are responsible for anything that happens from your failure to maintain that security and confidentiality, such as by sharing your account credentials with others. If someone is using your password, notify us immediately.

  1. Fees, Payments, and Offers

Summary: We charge for certain features on our Platform. If you’re a Cabal owner, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie, you are responsible for paying for TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie subscription fees related to your Cabal. These fees are billed on a regular and recurring basis (unless you disable auto-renewal or cancel your subscription), and may change in the future. Additionally, some TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may charge money for participation in a Cabal or Bunchups.

3.1 Fees Charged by Awkworld. Use of some of the features on our Platform is free, and we charge fees for other features. We may in the future implement a new fee, or modify an existing fee, for certain current or future features of our Platform. If we implement a new or modified fee, we will give you advanced notice such as by posting changes on our Platform or sending you an email. You agree to pay those fees and any associated taxes for your continued use of the applicable service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees and all transactions are in INR. All fees are exclusive of applicable Government, state, local, or other taxes. TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie subscriptions are non-transferable.

3.2 Fees Charged by TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie. TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may impose fees related to particular part/portion/section/functionality/services of the Platform, such as member dues for a Cabal or a bunchup fee for a Bunchup. The decision to charge fees and the amount of such fees is at the discretion of those TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie. TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may also have their own refund policies, so long as they are consistent with and do not limit members’ ability to receive refunds under our Payment Policies. Payments made to TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie via the Platform are made through a third-party payment service provider. If a member pays a fee to a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie via the Platform, the member authorizes the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie (and the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie’s applicable payment service provider) to charge the designated payment method for the total amount of the fees, including any applicable taxes and other charges. Certain types of fees charged by TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may be billed on a recurring basis. If billed on a recurring basis, you authorize the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie to charge the applicable fee to the designated payment method. You may cancel auto-renewal at any time.

Tip: You should use common sense in deciding whether to make a payment to any TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie. We cannot ensure that TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie will use payments as they promise or as you expect. You should check the refund policy of the Cabal/Bunchup before making any payments to an TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie.

3.3 Payments to Awkworld. TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie are responsible for paying subscription and any other applicable fees to Awkworld on time and through our approved payment methods. TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie who allow their TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie subscription to lapse are subject to removal as the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie of the Cabal / Bunchups associated with their account, and their Cabal (along with all of the information and Content associated with or posted to that Cabal) will be terminated. If we terminate, suspend, or remove your account in connection with violation of this Agreement, we are not liable to refund any TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie subscription fees paid to Awkworld. You may only pay TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie fees to Awkworld using a valid payment method acceptable to us, as specified via the Platform. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the payment method you designate via the Platform. You authorize us (and our designated third-party payment processors) to charge your designated payment method for the total amount of any fees you owe to Awkworld, including any applicable taxes and other charges. If the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid, or is otherwise not acceptable to us, your payment may be suspended or cancelled. We reserve the right to correct, or to instruct our payment processors to correct, any errors or mistakes, even if payment has already been requested or received. We also may issue refunds, or instruct our payment processors to issue refunds, in accordance with our Payment Policies.

3.4 Automatic Subscription Renewals. Fees for certain aspects of our Platform may be billed on either a recurring basis or on a one-time basis. If billed on a recurring basis, the fees are payable in advance of the applicable period specified via the Platform with no refunds. We will automatically bill you for each renewal period until cancellation. By purchasing any feature or other aspect of our Platform for which we charge, you authorize us to keep your payment current by charging your credit card account, Debit card Account, Netbanking Account, Digital Wallet (or any other means of payment used by you) the applicable fee. While you may cancel auto-renewal or cancel your subscription at any time, you won’t be issued a refund except in our sole discretion.

3.5 Free Trials. We may offer free trials of subscriptions and other products on our Platform. We will inform you of the length of the free trial, your renewal period, and the date and amount of your first payment. After your free trial ends, your paid subscription will begin and we will automatically bill you for each renewal period until cancellation. You can cancel automatic subscription renewals at any time according to the terms and procedures described above.

3.6 Third Party Payment Processors. A TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie that uses the Platform to accept payments from other members, must comply with the terms and conditions of the third party provider of the applicable payment service used to receive the payment. Awkworld does not provide those payment services, is not a party to your agreement with the applicable third-party provider, and will not be liable or responsible for your use of those third-party payment services.

3.7 Third Party Transactions. Your Cabal or its members may receive offers from third parties, such as discounts, sponsorships, or other benefits. Awkworld is not involved in any dealings or payments between you and third parties, and these Terms of Service do not govern such transactions.

  1. Your Content and Privacy

Summary: You are responsible for the Content you post on our Platform. You give us a license to use this Content to operate, improve, promote, and protect Awkworld and our Platform. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use information you provide about yourself and the information that may be associated with you, and explains the limited ways we may share this information.

4.1 Your Content. You are solely responsible for your Content. We use the word “Content” to mean any information, material, or other content posted to our Platform or otherwise provide to us (such as feedback, comments, or suggestions shared with us). You agree that you and your Content shall not violate the rights of any third party (such as copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, privacy rights, or publicity rights), this Agreement (including our Usage and Content Policies, Group Policies, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards, Member Restrictions, and Intellectual Property Policies) or our Trademark Usage Guidelines.

Tip: Search engines can see public areas of the Platform. Your Content within these areas, such as the name and location that you provide during registration, and your membership in public Bunchups / Cabals, may appear in search results. Our Platform is designed so that search engines cannot see your Content that is within restricted areas of the Platform, such as private Bunchups, however, we can not control search engines.

4.2 Content License from You. We do not claim ownership of your Content. However, to enable us to operate, improve, promote, and protect Awkworld and our Platform, and to ensure we do not violate any rights you may have in your Content, you hereby grant Awkworld a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license (including a waiver of any moral rights) to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, and create derivative works of, your Content and to commercialize and exploit the copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in your Content. This license doesn’t give us ownership of any of your Content. It simply gives us and members the right to use it on or related to the Platform. This license continues even if you close your account, because it’s necessary for us to operate the Platform.

4.3 Privacy. Awkworld collects registration and other information about you through our Platform. Please refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy for details on how we collect, use, and disclose this information. These policies do not govern use of information that you provide to third parties, such as other members of Awkworld’s Platform.

Tip: Awkworld has no control over how other members may use information that you provide to them, so you should exercise common sense and good judgment when sharing information with others on our Platform.

  1. Your Use of Our Platform

Summary: We require that that you follow our policies and guidelines when using our Platform. We have no responsibility for Content that anyone posts to our Platform.

5.1 Our Policies, Guidelines and Applicable Laws. When Usage Guidelines. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and to not violate or infringe the rights of any third party. If you do not comply, we may modify, suspend or terminate your account or access to the Platform, in our sole discretion.

5.2 Content of Others. Awkworld does not control the Content of other members. When we become aware of inappropriate Content on our Platform, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action, but we do not have any obligation to monitor, nor do we take responsibility for, the Content of other members.

5.3 Interactions with Others. Awkworld is not a party to any offline arrangements made through our Platform. Awkworld does not conduct or require background checks on members, and does not attempt to verify the truth or accuracy of statements made by members. Awkworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the conduct or Content of any members or their interactions with you. Exercise common sense and good judgment when using our Platform and interacting with other members, both on our Platform and at Awkworld Bunchups. If you have a concern regarding other members, you can report it to Awkworld.

5.4 No Resale. Our Platform contains proprietary and confidential information and is protected by intellectual property laws. Unless we expressly permit it through this Agreement, you agree not to modify, reproduce, sell or charge a fee, offer to sell or charge a fee, make, create derivative works based on, or distribute any part of our Platform, including any data, or Content of others. If you are a developer working with our API, you should follow our API license.

5.5 No Technical Interference with the Platform. You agree that you will not engage in any activity or post any information or material that interferes with or disrupts, or that is designed to interfere with or disrupt, the Platform or any hardware (SOFTWARE)used in connection with the Platform.

5.6 Platform Modifications. We work hard to continuously improve our Platform. This means that we may modify or discontinue portions or all of our Platform with or without notice and without liability to you or any third party.

5.7 Third Party Sites and Services. The Platform contains links to third party sites, and is integrated with various third party services, applications and sites that may make available to you their content and products. We don’t control these third parties and aren’t responsible for those sites or services or their content or products. These third parties may have their own terms and policies, and your use of them will be governed by those terms and policies.

5.8 API License. Awkworld offers an application programing interface, also known as an “API”. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement and the policies and guidelines that are part of this Agreement, including our Trademark Usage Guidelines, Awkworld grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use the Awkworld application programming interface, including data or other Content made available via the Awkworld API, (“Awkworld API”) solely to facilitate the development of event and group related applications using Platform data and developer tools. We refer to this license in this Agreement as the “API License”. For any application you develop with the Awkworld API, you agree to do the following:

Provide and comply with a publicly accessible privacy policy that describes how you collect, share, use, and retain user information. Your privacy policy must be at least as protective of the personal information of Awkworld’s members as is Awkworld’s Privacy Policy.

Don’t cache or store data you receive via the Awkworld API for an unreasonable amount of time given the relevance of that data and how it is used on your application.

Protect any keys used to access the Awkworld API and any data you receive via the Awkworld API against unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and immediately report security issues to Awkworld.

Clearly indicate in the application that the application uses the Awkworld API but is not verified by Awkworld.

Only use the most current version of the Awkworld API.

Only use the Awkworld API in accordance with any documentation or other written instructions provided by Awkworld, and do not attempt to circumvent any limitations or restrictions.

Do not introduce any harmful, infringing or unlawful data or material via the Awkworld API, including viruses or other malware.

Don’t make unreasonable commercial uses of the Awkworld API such as uses that substantially replicate our Platform or significant aspects of the Platform, or that mislead, confuse, or surprise members.

Awkworld reserves all rights not expressly granted under this Agreement. You authorize us to monitor your use of the Awkworld API in order to verify your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, and to operate, improve and protect the Platform.

You may terminate this API License by discontinuing use of Awkworld’s API. We may terminate the Awkworld API at any time for any reason. This API License terminates automatically if (a) you violate any term of this Agreement, (b) we provide a written notice of termination, or (c) we discontinue your access to the Awkworld API. All sections restricting your access to and use of any data you receive via the Awkworld API will survive any termination of these API License terms.

  1. Release

Summary: You agree not to hold us responsible for anything that happens related to transactions with third parties, member interactions, or in connection with a Cabal, Bunchup or Awkworld bunchups/cabals. You also agree not to hold TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie responsible for their negligence in connection with their Content, a Cabal, or Bunchups.

You agree to release us and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, and other third-party partners (referred to in this Agreement as “Awkworld Parties”) from claims, demands, and damages (direct and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, now and in the future (referred to in this Agreement as “Claims”), arising out of or in any way connected with any transaction with a third party, your interactions with other members, or in connection with a Cabal or a Awkworld bunchup/activity. You also agree to release TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie from Claims based on a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie’s negligence arising out of or in any way connected with their Content, a Cabal, or an Awkworld Bunchup/activity. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits that you have or may have under provision of statutory or non-statutory law of any other jurisdiction to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Indemnification

Summary: You agree to reimburse us if we get sued in connection with your use of our Platform.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold all Awkworld Parties harmless from any Claims, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your violations of this Agreement, (b) your use, misuse, or abuse of our Platform, (c) your Content, (d) your violation of any law, statute, ordinance or regulation or the rights of a third party, or (e) your participation or conduct in a Cabal or a Awkworld bunchup / activity that violates this Agreement. You agree to promptly notify us of any third party Claims, cooperate with all Awkworld Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees). You agree not to settle any Claim without our prior written consent.

  1. Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Summary: Our Platform is provided to you “as is” and we make no warranties of any kind with respect to our Platform. Our liability in connection with the Platform is limited to the fees you paid to us in the 3 months preceding the claim.

8.1 Warranty Disclaimer. Our Platform is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, including but not limited to statutory warranties, and the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We also disclaim any warranties regarding (a) the reliability, timeliness, accuracy, and performance of our Platform, (b) any information, advice, services, or goods obtained through or advertised on our Platform or by us, as well as for any information or advice received through any links to other websites or resources provided through our Platform, (c) the results that may be obtained from the Platform, and (d) the correction of any errors in the Platform, (e) any material or data obtained through the use of our Platform, and (f) dealings with or as the result of the presence of marketing partners or other third parties on or located through our Platform.

8.2 Limitation of Liability. You agree that in no event shall any Awkworld Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if any Awkworld Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising out of or in connection with (a) our Platform or this Agreement or the inability to use our Platform (however arising, including our negligence), (b) statements or conduct of or transactions with any member or third party on the Platform, (c) your use of our Platform or transportation to or from Awkworld Bunchups, attendance at Awkworld Bunchups, participation in or exclusion from Bunchups or Awkworld Bunchups and the actions of you or others at Awkworld Bunchups, or (d) any other matter relating to the Platform. Our liability to you or any third parties in any circumstance is limited to the greater of INR 300 or the amount of fees, if any, you paid to us in the 3 months prior to the action that may give rise to liability. The limitations set forth above in this Section 8 will not limit or exclude liability for our gross negligence, fraud, or intentional, malicious, or reckless misconduct.

  1. Dispute Resolution

Summary: If you have a dispute with any person/body/department in Awkworld, you agree to try to work it out with legal body / top level management of our organization first. If we can’t work it out, with limited exceptions, you must submit any dispute with us to a neutral arbitrator instead of taking the claim to a court of law. Claims can only be brought individually, and not as part of a class action. Awkworld has no obligation to get involved with any disputes you have with other members, although we may try to facilitate a resolution.

9.1 Informal Resolution. Before making any claim, you and Awkworld agree to try to resolve any disputes through good faith discussions. We use the term “claim” in this Section 9 to mean any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to your use of our Platform or this Agreement, including your participation in Awkworld Bunchups, Bunchups / Cabal. You or Awkworld may initiate this process by sending written notice according to Section 11.2 describing the dispute and your proposed resolution. In the event that we cannot resolve the issue within 30 business days of receipt of the initial notice, you or Awkworld may bring a claim in accordance with Section 9.2.

9.2 Arbitration Agreement. Except as set forth in Section 9.5, you agree to submit any claim to neutral arbitrator in Mumbai, or its successor for final and binding arbitration. In arbitration certain rights that you or we would have in court may not be available, such as discovery or appeal. You and Awkworld are each expressly waiving any right to trial by judge or jury in a court of law. This agreement to arbitrate shall apply regardless of whether the claim arises during or after any termination of this Agreement or your relationship with Awkworld.

9.3 Arbitration Time for Filing. Any claim subject to arbitration must be filed within 3 Months after the date the party asserting the claim first knows or should know of the act, omission or default giving rise to the claim, or the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.

9.4 Arbitration Procedures. Either party may commence arbitration by filing a written demand for arbitration with neutral arbitrator in or Mumbai Court, with a copy to the other party according to the notice procedures in Section 11.2. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with Mumbai Courts Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures and any other applicable rules that Mumbai Court requires in effect as of the demand for arbitration. You agree that the Mumbai Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law govern the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions. Any arbitration hearings will take place in Mumbai only. Your responsibility to pay any filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be solely as set forth in the Mumbai Court Rules. The parties will cooperate with Mumbai Court Laws and each other in scheduling the arbitration proceedings, and in selecting one arbitrator from the appropriate law list with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and contract disputes. The arbitrator shall follow this Agreement and, to the extent permitted by Mumbai Court Rules, can award costs, fees and expenses, including attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party, except that the arbitrator shall not award declaratory or injunctive relief benefiting anyone but the parties to the arbitration. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

9.5 Exceptions. You or Awkworld may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Mumbai. You or Awkworld may seek injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Mumbai, Mumbai as necessary to protect the intellectual property rights of you or Awkworld pending the completion of arbitration. Awkworld may take action in court or arbitration to collect any fees or recover damages for, or to seek injunctive relief relating to, Platform operations, or unauthorized use of our Platform or intellectual property. Nothing in this Section 9 shall diminish Awkworld’s right to modify, suspend or terminate your account or access to our Platform.

9.6 Arbitration Opt Out. You may decline to resolve disputes through arbitration by contacting Awkworld within 30 days of the date you first agree to this Agreement. Your email must include your full name, residential address, the email address registered to your Awkworld account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of arbitration. If you opt out according to this process, then Sections 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 of this Agreement do not apply to you. This opt-out does not affect any other sections of this Agreement, such as Sections 9.5 (Exceptions), 9.7 (Class Action Waiver), 11.5 (Governing Law), 11.6 (Judicial Forum), and 11.7 (Time for Filing).

9.7 Class Action Waiver. You agree to resolve disputes with Awkworld on an individual basis. You agree not to bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated or representative action. You are expressly waiving any right to participate in class actions, class arbitrations, private attorney general actions and consolidation with other arbitrations.

  1. Intellectual Property

Summary: If you use Awkworld’s trademark be sure to follow our Trademark Usage Guidelines. Also, don’t infringe on anyone’s intellectual property. If you believe your intellectual property is being infringed somewhere on the Awkworld Platform, please follow the procedures in our Intellectual Property Dispute Policies.

10.1 Intellectual Property of Awkworld. Awkworld trademarks, logos, service marks, and service names are the intellectual property of Awkworld. Our Trademark Usage Guidelines explain how you may and may not use them. Our Platform, including our material on the Platform, are also our or our licensors’ intellectual property. Except as described in the Trademark Usage Guidelines and as otherwise permitted by law, you agree not to use our intellectual property without our prior written consent.

10.2 Intellectual Property of Others. Awkworld respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our members to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, remove or disable access to material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others. We may also restrict or terminate access to our Platform to those who we believe to be repeat infringers. If you believe your intellectual property rights have been violated, please review our Intellectual Property Dispute Policies.

  1. Other Stuff

Summary: This section contains terms we have added for miscellaneous purposes. Please continue to read this section carefully.

11.1 Translation. This Agreement was written in English. It was then translated into other languages. If there is any inconsistency between the English version and a translated version, the English language version controls.

11.2 Notices. Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement or as expressly required by law, any notice to us shall be given by certified postal mail to Awkworld or by email to rules@awkworld.in. Any notice to you shall be given to the most current email address in your account.

11.3 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the Usage and Content Policies, Cabal Policies, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards, Member Restrictions, Payment Policies, and Trademark Usage Guidelines, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Awkworld, superseding any prior agreements between you and Awkworld on such subject matter.

11.4 No Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship between you and Awkworld is intended or created by this Agreement. A member of the Awkworld Platform is not Awkworld’s representative or agent, and may not enter into an agreement on Awkworld’s behalf.

11.5 Governing Law. This Agreement and the relationship between you and Awkworld shall be governed by the laws of the Mumbai Jurisdiction without regard to its conflict of law’s provisions, except as set forth in Section 9.

11.6 Judicial Forum. If our agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, or if you opt out of arbitration pursuant to Section 9.6, you and Awkworld agree that any judicial proceedings (other than small claims actions) must be brought exclusively in the Mumbai courts located in Mumbai, India, and you and Awkworld agree to venue and personal jurisdiction in those courts.

11.7 Time for Filing. Any claim not subject to arbitration must be commenced within one year after the date the party asserting the claim first knows or should know of the act, omission or default giving rise to the claim, or the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.

11.8 Assignment. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Awkworld’s prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us to any affiliate or subsidiary, or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, sale of all or substantially all of Awkworld’s assets, or similar transaction.

11.9 No Waiver. A party’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision and does not waive any right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

11.10 Severance. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you and Awkworld nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

11.11 Thank you. Please accept our wholehearted thanks for reading our Terms of Service.

11.12 Termination. If we terminate your account or access to our Platform, this Agreement terminates with respect to the member account that has been terminated. However, certain provisions of this Agreement that by their nature survive termination shall survive termination, including those terms listed below in Section 11.13 (Survival).

11.13 Survival. Sections 3 (Fees, Payments, and Offers), 4.2 (Content License from You), 4.3 (Privacy), 6 (Release), 7 (Indemnification), 8 (Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability), 9 (Dispute Resolution), 11.12 (Termination), 11 (Other Stuff) of this Agreement, and any other provisions necessary to give effect to these provisions, shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

11.14 Titles. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The information in the “Welcome” section, “Terms of Service Overview” section, and in the “Tips” and “Summary” sections is also for convenience only and has no legal or contractual effect.

11.15 Violations. Please report any violations of this Agreement by a member or third party by sending an email to rules@awkworld.in.

Usage and Content Policies: Rules for Using Awkworld

Be Real

Awkworld profiles are intended to represent real people in a local area. Awkworld member profiles must be honest and authentic.

Be Honest: Intentions, Affiliations, Transparency

All members should be open about who they are, their intentions, and their affiliations. All Cabal and Bunchup descriptions should be accurate, to allow members to make informed decisions about their participation.

Be You: Fake Accounts and Impersonation

Creating fake accounts, malicious accounts, or accounts meant to impersonate another person, is prohibited on Awkworld.

Be Respectful

Respecting people's time, attention, personal choices, and personal boundaries is essential to creating safe and trusting communities. Be respectful in interactions with people and in content posted on the platform. Awkworld monitors and restricts behaviors that are dishonest, undermine the integrity of the platform, violate personal boundaries, or serve to intentionally upset people.

Message Respectfully: Don't Spam

Content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive is spam.

Set Appropriate Expectations and Honor Them: Don't Tamper with Bunchup

Converting or changing Bunchups in a Cabal or Awkworld so that they no longer align with the expectations and purpose set by the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and leadership team is misleading and not allowed.

Honor Requests for Distance: About Block and Ban Decisions

If you are blocked, you’re blocked. Members must accept and respect any TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie’s decision to ban a member from a group, or a member's decision to block a member from contacting them. Creating new accounts to circumvent block or ban decisions is prohibited.

Sexual Content and Nudity

Pornography is not allowed on Awkworld. Publicly shared photos must be appropriate for general audiences. Nude or sexual photos are not allowed in public spaces.

Shocking, Disturbing, and Violent Content

Gratuitously graphic, disgusting, obscene, or violent content is prohibited. We don't allow content posted to upset, shock, or disturb Awkworld community or its members.

Ask for Permission: Consent

Awkworld defines consent as welcomed communications and actions to engage with a member. Engaging with anyone in a non-consensual way is strictly prohibited. If ever in doubt, ask permission.

Respect Privacy: Don't Post Other People's Private Information

Posting other people's private information without their explicit consent is prohibited.

Be Kind

Bullying, harassment, exploitation, and acts of hate undermine community building in safe spaces where people can trust one another. Building real relationships requires us to be more compassionate and kinder towards one another. Awkworld enforces against behaviors that are threatening, intentionally malicious, or personally harmful--physically, emotionally, or mentally.

Be Compassionate: Don't Harass, Bully or Shame

Harassment and bullying are not allowed on Awkworld. Awkworld will honor requests to remove content that publicly shames or degrades a private individual.

Act with Integrity: Do Not Manipulate or Exploit

Any attempt to use someone's insecurities or vulnerabilities for personal gain is considered manipulation or exploitation and is prohibited.

Hate and Supremacy

Hate speech, supremacy, or behavior that incites hate or violence against individuals or groups of people based on who they are or their beliefs, is prohibited.

Be Safe

All TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Awkies / members should take ownership over their personal safety and should never put themselves or others in danger. We expect all TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and members to be mindful of local laws when engaging with their Cabals, Bunchups. Where appropriate, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie should also set guidelines for their Cabals, Bunchups to ensure their members are participating safely.

No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment

Using Awkworld to promote, facilitate, or organize violent, criminal, or non-consensual actions that endanger anyone, physically, mentally or emotionally, is prohibited.

Self-Injury

Awkworld does not allow any content that encourages or glorifies self-injury or encourages others to harm themselves.

Copyright and IP

Intellectual Property

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights is prohibited.

Cabal Policies: Standards for Bunchups.

All Cabals must fulfill three basic requirements:

Be Community Focused

Cabals are expected to create opportunities for members to participate in the Cabal / Bunchup and connect with each other. Belonging to Awkworld community means sharing a purpose, goal, interest, identity, or activity.

Meet in Real Life

Bunchups occur when people meet face-to-face, in real life. Bunchups must be hosted in person, by a TrendzGuru/AurperAwkie or Bunchup host or member of the group's leadership team, who supports members and interacts with the community the Awkworld is building.

Be Local

Awkworld is intended for building local community. Awkworld should not be used primarily for scheduling online meetings, conference calls, or webinars across geographies. Instead, Awkworld’s features should be used to build the Cabal's capacity and create opportunities for meaningful connections within a local community.

Cabal Conduct Policies

Be Safe

All TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Awkies/members must take ownership over their safety, and must never put themselves or others in danger. We expect all TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and members to be mindful of local laws when engaging with their Cabals/Bunchups.

When appropriate, Awkworld encourages TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie to set guidelines for their Cabals / Bunchups to ensure their members are participating safely.

Honesty and Transparency: Accurately Describe Cabals and Bunchups

All Cabals and Bunchups should be accurately described in the title and description fields to allow members to make informed decisions about their participation.

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie must be honest in the way they conduct their Cabal activities and upfront about the nature of their group's activities, interests, membership requirements, intentions, business affiliations, and/or official organization affiliations.

Set Reasonable Expectations

Businesses and services must ensure they disclose reasonable expectations and aspirations. Awkworld cannot verify promises or assurances of health cures, mental cures, or financial gains, so these are prohibited on Awkworld.

Restricted Cabals

Businesses, Services, Venues, Products, and Promotion

Awkworld supports businesses and organizations that want to build local communities on Awkworld. Businesses and brands do not have to be focused on community building in order to use Awkworld, but if they start a Cabal, that Cabal should be. Awkworld does not support cabals created for the sole purpose of soliciting or promoting a business, service, brand, product, or venue unless they have signed an written agreement with benefits and offers for the Awkworld community.

Cabals are required to disclose any affiliations with companies, businesses, brands or organizations in their Cabal title or description fields. Below is a list of specific prohibitions, restrictions, and requirements for these Cabals.

One-time Event Cabals

A one-time event should typically be listed as Bunchup within a Cabal. However, a one-time event with the potential to become a Cabal that has shared interests and the potential for future opportunities to build member-to-member connections is allowed.

Singles and Dating Cabals

Singles groups relating to a specific shared identity, shared set of values, or shared activity based interests that also aim to facilitate participation and community building are supported on Awkworld. Dating services do not share the common goal of facilitating local and lasting community amongst groups of people and are prohibited.

Sexual and Adult Interests and Identities

Awkworld respects anyone's choice to build a supportive community for diverse identities or lifestyles provided it is safe, honestly-informed and consensual. This includes those with sexual or adult interests. However, Cabals which participate in, or promote prostitution, or allow for any type of exploitation, are prohibited. If Cabals involve sexual interests, or education, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie must abide by additional requirements for their Cabals.

Under 18 Participation

Awkworld members and TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie must be at least 18 years of age. Therefore, Cabals should be targeted at, and only offer opportunities for, those who are over 18. In certain categories and restricted to these certain categories age group restrictions may be exempted by Awkworld such as campus, Bunchups focused on education and students, social welfare, parenting etc. While Bunchups are welcome to provide activities for families, any children present at a Bunchup must be supervised and accompanied by an adult guardian.

Hate and Harm

Cabals purposed to organize or promote hateful, harmful, threatening, or bullying behavior, will be removed from the platform.

General Terms and Conditions:

SuperAwkies is allowed to create 5 Cabal in Awkiestan

To create next Bunchup, performance/review of last bunch-up will be taken into consideration.

To create any bunch up your Awkiestan should have minimum 50 Awkies/SuperAwkies joined as members.

Organiser of bunch up can only announce, organize Bunchups that falls under organiser’s valid subscription period.

Organisers cannot announce Bunchups at a future date that falls outside subscription expiry date.

It is expected from the organizer to follow code of conduct, respect all members and fellow organizers.

Termination of all facilities and privileges from Awkworld:

Any misbehavior, involvement in any disrespectful activity online/offline on Awkworld or in any Bunchup organized by himself/herself or by any of the fellow SuperAwkie

Posting contents that may hurt any individual’s beliefs such as Religious, related to Cast or community

Involvement in any activity that is prohibited by Indian Law and disrespects Indian Constitution

In case of Illegal/unauthorised use of contents and Violation of Copyright act / Patent act.

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Leadership Standards: Best TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Practices

Respect the Original Intent: Don't Tamper with Cabals

Converting a Cabal, changing Cabal Bunchups, or adding Cabal Bunchups, so they no longer align with the expectations and purpose set by the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and leadership team, is prohibited on the grounds that it is misleading.

Message Respectfully: Don't Spam Members

Content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive is spam, and TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie may be blocked for spamming members.

Use Respectful Language

Using profanity in an attacking, sexual way, or in a way intended to offend people, is prohibited in Cabal / Bunchup titles, descriptions, or any other area that is publicly promoted or viewable/hidden on the platform.

Be Clear and Professional: Editorial Requirements

In order to provide a quality experience to our members, titles of Cabals / Bunchups are to be relevant, useful, and easy to understand. Excessive or improper use of punctuation, symbols, capitalization, spacing, URLs, or repetition, intended to grab attention for Bunchup, will need to be edited.

Intellectual Property

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights is prohibited.

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Access to a Cabal

It is the responsibility of a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie to pay for a Cabal to operate and continue to be hosted on Awkworld. Failure to pay or update payment information to renew a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie subscription may result in allowing another member to step up and assume the role of main TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie of the Cabal or Awkworld may delete the Cabal.

SuperAwkie Terms and Conditions

Renew your subscription every quarter to continue to enjoy the benefits @ Awkworld

Carry your SuperAwkie card while attending Featured and SuperAwkie Special BUnchups to access benefits

Card replacement / reissuance  charge is Rs-500 /-

Maintain the Code of conduct @ Awkworld

Termination of all facilities and privileges from Awkworld:

Any misbehavior, involvement in any disrespectful activity online/offline on Awkworld or in any Bunchup organized by himself/herself or by any of the fellow SuperAwkie

Posting contents that may hurt any individual’s beliefs such as Religious, related to Cast or community

Involvement in any activity that is prohibited by Indian Law and disrespects Indian Constitution

In case of Illegal/unauthorised use of contents and Violation of Copyright act / Patent act.

Awkworld Member Restrictions

Awkworld takes member account privacy very seriously and has strict rules regarding who can access or create a Cabal / Awkworld account. Please know we reserve the right to suspend or remove any account, or limit access to certain features of the platform, for any reason, at our sole discretion.

Deceased Member Policy

If a member or TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie passes away, Awkworld cannot provide access to their account, even to family members or people acting on the behalf of the estate. Awkworld will work with families and honor their wishes if they choose to close accounts or Cabals, or transfer them to another member.

Under 18 Participation

Awkworld members and TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie must be at least 18 years of age (Exceptions as mentioned by Awkworld with written approval from Awkworld). Therefore, Cabals must be targeted at, and only offer opportunities for those who are over 18.

Criminal Record

Awkworld may remove certain members when we become aware that the member is a convicted sex offender or has been convicted of a violent, fraudulent, or dangerous crime. Awkworld may also remove a member based on their criminal record, for safety, or for other concerns. Members with concerns about criminal or illegal activity should always report it to local authorities.

Intellectual Property Dispute Policies

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Our Terms of Service prohibit posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights. As indicated in our Terms of Service, we may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, remove or disable access to, material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others, and restrict or terminate access to our Platform for those who may be repeat infringers.

The two most common types of intellectual property disputes that arise on our Platform are disputes regarding copyrights and trademarks. For more information regarding copyrights and trademarks, see the What's the difference between copyright and trademark?

Copyright Policy

We have adopted a copyright policy consistent with the Digital Copyright Act to block access to or remove content that we believe in good faith to be infringing based on a bona fide notification that complies with the Digital Copyright Act.

Note, you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees incurred by us or our members, if you knowingly materially misrepresent that content or activity is infringing. If you are unclear whether the content at issue is infringing, you should consider contacting an attorney.

Trademark Policy

We may, as a courtesy to trademark owners, conduct a limited inquiry of reasonable complaints of trademark infringement. Our determination of whether the reported content is a violation of our trademark policy depends on both the content that is being used and the context in which it is being used.

Using a business name, logo, or other protected content in a way that is confusing or misleading may be a violation of our trademark policy. It is not a violation of our trademark policy to use a business name or logo, or other content in a way that is outside the scope protected by trademark rights. This scope is generally limited by the geography (such as one or more countries) and products (goods and services) covered by the trademark. It is also not a violation of our policy to make proper "fair use" of another's trademark.

What should I do if I see material that I believe infringes on someone's intellectual property rights?

If you believe that content on the Awkworld website violates another party's intellectual property rights, you should contact the rights owner directly so that they may evaluate the use of their material and determine whether to report the situation to us.

If you believe that content on the Awkworld website violates your intellectual property rights, you may send email to bring this matter to our notice containing the following information to our Copyright Agent listed below by email to rules@awkworld.in or through our support form. Please submit this information in English in the format below. If the content at issue is claimed to have infringed copyrights, then this notice must comply with Digital Copyright Act.

Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.

Note that we may provide your contact information to the member that has posted the content you claim is infringing.

A description of the content or other material that you claim has been infringed.

Although not required, please provide us with copies of, or reference to, the content that you claim has been infringed (with registration numbers, where applicable).

A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Awkworld website.

Please provide specific URLs where the content is located. Also please provide a specific description of the material that you are claiming is infringing so that we are able to identify it on the specified webpage.

An explanation of how the content on the Awkworld website infringes on your intellectual property rights.

For copyright disputes, providing this information is optional. This information is not required under the Digital Copyright Act. However, by providing this information in your initial report you may help us better understand the situation without seeking additional information, which may result in a faster resolution of the situation.

For trademark disputes, providing this information is important to help us understand how the content on the Awkworld website causes confusion or is misleading in terms of the product or services.

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law.

Be aware that you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees incurred by us or our members, if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing. If you're unsure whether the material you are reporting is infringing, you should contact an attorney.

A statement by you, that the above information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be contacted as below:

By email: rules@awkworld.in

Please note that we may send a copy of any legal notice we receive to the member claimed to be infringing on content, the TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie of the group, or a third party, such as Chilling Effects for publication.

What should I do if content that I posted was removed or I received a notice that my content infringes on someone's intellectual property rights?

If content that you posted was removed or you received a notice that your content infringes on someone's intellectual property rights, you may send us a counter-notice to dispute the matter. Please submit this information in English in the format below. If the content at issue is claimed to have infringed on copyrights, then this counter-notice must comply with the Digital Copyright Act.

Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.

Note that we may provide your contact information to the member that has posted the content you claim is infringing.

An identification or description of content or other material that has been removed and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed;

Please provide specific URLs where the content was located and a specific description of the content.

A statement by you under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief the material was removed by mistake or misidentification.

A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or Mumbai Court if your address is outside of Mumbai or India), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of infringement or an agent of such person you

Your electronic or physical signature.

Please note that we may send a copy of any legal notice we receive to the person claiming that their intellectual property rights are being infringed, or a third party such as Chilling Effects for publication.

Awkworld Trademark Guidelines

Awkworld is rapidly growing and brings people together in cities of India to do the things that matter most to them. Member participation is essential to help us fulfill our mission. As part of that, it's important for members and others to be able to identify Awkworld’s services without being confused about our association with other companies or websites. These guidelines are designed to help you understand how you can use Awkworld’s trademarks, including logos and word marks.

Awkworld’s marks should only be used as discussed in these guidelines. Hopefully these guidelines give you a clear idea of how our trademarks may be used, but if you still have questions or you would like to use our trademarks in a way that is not addressed, you can email us at rules@awkworld.in or contact us at the link below.

Awkworld Trademarks

A trademark is a word or symbol that identifies the products or services of a company and distinguishes them from the products and services of others. The word “Awkworld” and the other Awkworld Marks, such as our Logos, designs, slogans and names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Awkworld in the India and/or other countries.

General Guidelines

- DO make fair use of the Awkworld word marks. You do not need our permission to use the word “Awkworld” to make an accurate and truthful statement about Awkworld.

- DO NOT use Awkworld Logo in a way that may falsely imply a relationship with, or endorsement by, Awkworld or its employees.

- DO NOT use any trademarks, service marks, designs or logos, including domain names or social media handles that are confusingly similar to the Awkworld Marks.

- DO use the new Awkworld Marks, which are above, and not our old logos, as permitted under these guidelines.

Promoting your Cabal or Bunchup

Awkworld TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and Awkie / members may use a Awkworld Logo in connection with a Awkworld Bunchpu or Cabal, so long as you:

- DO include the name of your Cabal along with a Awkworld Logo.

- DO NOT alter distort or modify Awkworld Logo, except as described below in connection with a Awkworld Logo Variation.

Awkworld TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and members may alter the Awkworld Logo to use a mashup or a “Awkworld Logo Variation” in connection with your Awkworld Bunchup or Cabal, so long as you:

- DO include the name of your Cabal along with the Awkworld Logo Variation.

- DO include with each Awkworld Logo Variation a clear indication that the Bunchup or Cabal is organized using Awkworld, for example by also including a Awkworld Logo.

- DO NOT put ‘Awkworld’ in your product name, domain name, social media handle or your own trademark (including logos or images).

- DO make sure that your logo has a unique and distinctive look.

- DO NOT use a logo that could be confused with Awkworld Logo. Some considerations that could make your logo confusingly similar to a Awkworld Logo are:

- If it includes a design element that is the same color as a Awkworld Logo.

- If it includes the wordmark ‘Awkworld.’

- If it includes a ‘handwritten’ font style identical or confusingly similar to the Awkworld Logo.

- DO make it clear that your service was developed and is provided by you and not Awkworld.

Other Considerations

Use of a Awkworld Logo or other Awkworld Mark must be in accordance with our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Specifically:

- TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie and members must comply with our Terms of Service regarding permitted and prohibited conduct on our platform, and also the provisions regarding right to use, limited license, and indemnification.

We reserve the right to withdraw permission to use the Awkworld Marks, a Awkworld Logo Variation or otherwise alter these guidelines at any time. Awkworld remains the exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in the Awkworld Marks.

Provide and comply with a publicly accessible privacy policy that describes how you collect, share, use, and retain user information. Your privacy policy must be at least as protective of the personal information of Awkworld’s members as is Awkworld’s Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy

As described in our Privacy Policy, we and our service providers use cookies and other technologies to provide our Platform and to enhance your experience. This Cookie Policy sets out some further detail on how and why we use these technologies on our Platform, which includes any website, application, or service we offer. The terms "Awkworld," "we," "us," and "our" include Awkworld and our affiliates. By using our Platform, you consent to storage and access to cookies and other technologies on your device, in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

Cookies

What Cookies Are. Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognize your device.

How We Use Cookies. Cookies serve a variety of functions, like enabling us to remember certain information you provide to us as you navigate between pages on the Platform. We use cookies for the following purposes:

Authentication: We use cookies to recognize you if you are logged in to our Platform. This lets us personalize your experience on or with the Platform in the ways described below. In addition, we may employ third-party services that may use cookies to help you sign into their services from our Platform.

Security: We use cookies to support or enable security features we have deployed, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our Terms of Service. These cookies help us prevent fraudulent use of login credentials.

Services, features, and preferences: We use cookies to provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services according to your preferences. For example, we use cookies to know which language you prefer, what your communications preferences are, to show you personalized views related to your interests and groups, and in order to help you fill out forms on the Platform.

Performance, Analytics and Research: We use cookies to help us analyze how the Platform is being accessed and used, and enable us to track performance of the Platform. This helps us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Platform. We may also use other services, such as Google Analytics or other third-party cookies, to assist with analyzing performance on our Platform. As part of providing these services, these service providers may use cookies and the technologies described below to collect and store information about your device, such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the Platform, links clicked and conversion information, IP address, browser, mobile network information, and type of operating system used.

Awkworld ads: We partner with third party publishers, advertising networks and service providers to manage our ads on other sites. Our third party partners may set cookies on your device or use the technologies described below to gather information about your activities on the Platform and other sites and online services you use, in order to provide you with Awkworld ads that match member profiles or interests. For example, if you visit our Platform and also use a social media platform, you may see Awkworld ad on those social media platforms.

Third party advertisers: We may work with advertisers, and advertising service providers to serve ads that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests, location or other information collected about you, which may use a cookie or the technologies described below, placed by Awkworld or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser) on our Platform, or on a third party website or online service. The placing of these technologies on your device may enable you to be identified across multiple websites and online services.

Duration of Cookies. Some cookies, known as "session cookies", will stay on your device only for as long as you are accessing our Platform. Others, known as "persistent cookies", are stored on your device for longer periods.

Other Technologies

Use of Other Technologies. We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf. In addition to the uses of cookies described above, these entities may use other methods, such as the technologies described below, to collect information about your use of the Platform and other websites and online services.

Pixels tags. Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels), are small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. Pixels tags may be used to learn how you interact with our site pages and emails, and this information helps us and our partners provide you with a more tailored experience.

Device Identifiers. A device identifier is a unique label can be used to identify a mobile device. Device identifiers may be used to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Platform and ads delivered.

Local storage. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that enables the storage and retrieval of data on a computer, mobile phone or other device. Local storage may be used to store member preferences on devices.

Opting Out

Cookies. Most devices and web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you may be able to remove or reject cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Platform.

Targeted Advertising. Third parties that use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver targeted advertisements on third party websites may offer you a way to prevent such targeted advertisements by opting out at the websites of industry groups. You may also be able to control advertising cookies provided by publishers, for example Google's Ad Preference Manager. Your device may also include a feature that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes. Note that even if you choose to opt out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising, although it should not be tailored to your interests or activities.

Revisions to this Policy

We may modify this Cookie Policy from time to time. When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version and revising the date at the top of this page. If we make any material change to this Cookie Policy, we will provide additional notice to you, such as by sending you an email, or displaying a prominent notice on our Platform. By continuing to use the Platform after any changes come into effect, you agree to the revised Cookie Policy.

Awkworld’s Payment Policies

Awkworld can only issue a refund in certain situations, and only if a member has used our preferred payment processor to make the payment in question. Disputes regarding payments made off of Awkworld, in cash, or using a third party payment processor cannot be mediated by Awkworld.

To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie for refund’.

Ticketing fees for upcoming Bunchups are refundable if:

The refund policies for that specific Bunchup state that a refund is an option.

The Cabal was closed, the Awkworld event was rescheduled or canceled, or a member was removed from the Cabal before the scheduled event, depending on the refund policies of that specific cabal / bunchup as stated by its TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie, and the member account is in good standing.

Other situations:

The Trust and Safety Team at Awkworld HQ determines that the refund is in the best interest of maintaining the integrity of the Awkworld platform, to moderate fraud, misuse, or risk.

What payments can’t be refunded?

Contributions and Voluntary Member Dues payments

To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie for refund’.

Member Dues that automatically renew

Members agree to automatic renewal of Member Dues payments upon their initial payment to Awkworld / Cabal / Bunchup. Refunds will not be issued as a result of failure to turn off renewal. To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie for refund’.

Other than described Bunchups / Cabals

If a member wishes to pursue a refund for Cabal that did not meet their expectations, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie for refund’.

Travel getaways, travel packages or guided tours if they were other than described.

If a member wishes to pursue a refund for Bunchup that did not meet their expectations, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie for refund’.

Generally, Awkworld is unable to mediate any disputes regarding processing fees or any other fee associated with the use of our payment processor to accept or refund payments. However, chargeback fees may be refundable if a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie qualifies as per our policy.

Awkworld’s preferred payment processor is only able to process refunds within 1 month of the transaction date. As such, any disputes outside of this window will not be mediated by Awkworld.

The Awkworld payment processors cannot be used to process payments of the following nature:

Adult content, escort services, or sex solicitations

Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, or similar items

Gambling or betting

Weapons, ammunition, or weaponry accessories

Multi-level marketing businesses, pyramid or Ponzi schemes

Unlawful activities or items, or the promotion of unlawful activities or items

TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Subscription Pricing

Though it's always free to set up Awkworld account as a member, Awkworld charges TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Subscriptions to start and lead Cabals as an TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie.

The TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Subscription plan grants TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie an unlimited Leadership Team, as well as an unlimited number of members, 5 Cabal and unlimited numbers of bunchups.

We’ve always done everything we can to keep TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie Subscriptions fair and affordable for TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie everywhere. To help cover their subscriptions, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie have the options to collect Contributions from members who want to help chip in, set Membership Dues and/or charge Ticket prices for individual Bunchups.

Pricing

All prices in INR

SuperAwkie Subscription

  • Starts at INR 300/3 month
  • 5 Cabal
  • Unlimited Members
  • Unlimited Bunchups

What payments can’t be refunded?

Contributions and Voluntary Member Dues payments

Member Dues that automatically renew

Members agree to automatic renewal of Member Dues payments upon their initial payment to the Awkworld / Cabal / Bunchups. Refunds will not be issued as a result of failure to turn off renewal.

Other than described Bunchups

If a member wishes to pursue a refund for Bunchup organized by any member that did not meet their expectations, refund depends on stated policy by Awkworld, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie.

Travel getaways, travel packages or guided tours if they were other than described.

If a member wishes to pursue a refund for Cabal / Bunchup that did not meet their expectations, refund depends on stated policy by Awkworld, TrendzGuru / SuperAwkie.

Generally, Awkworld is unable to mediate any disputes regarding processing fees or any other fee associated with the use of our payment processor to accept or refund payments. However, chargeback fees may be refundable if a TrendzGuru / SuperAwkies qualify as per our policy.

Awkworld’s preferred payment processor is only able to process refunds within 1 month of the transaction date. As such, any disputes outside of this window will not be mediated by Awkworld.

Below is an overview of our Terms of Service using Awkworld platform for our community. These include the usage of our website, application, or service we offer, please read all mentioned points carefully;

Booking - Bunchups, Featured Bunchups, SuperAwkie Special Bunchups, AwKturf Bunchups, AwK Junction Activities, Special offers, Awkies Adda offers:

Awkies:

AwKturf, AwK Junction activities / bunchups online and pay charges online

All the services are first come first serve basis only for limited no. as stated in activity

Payment for particular activity can not be transferred or refunded once slot is booked. Check each activity terms too before booking

For Awkies – AwKturf and AwK Junction activities charges are per event/ per Interest segment.

Charges and fees for AwKturf and AwK Junction may vary depending on the activity segment.

To avail more benefits of Awkies Adda and Special offers, Join as SuperAwkie.

SuperAwkies:

SuperAwkies can pay online and book activities, bunchups and special offers by Awkworld and Awkies Adda

For SuperAwkies – AwKturf and AwK Junction activities charges are Per activity / Per event at lower cost.

To enjoy and book SuperAwkies must reconfirm participation in selected/booked activities of AwKturf / AwK Junction in advance or as mentioned in Activity for each date in month.

Special offer For AwKturf and AwK Junction can only be booked for the particular month and subscription will be valid for that running month (as per calendar) only for which one has booked.

Monthly Charges and fees of Special offers for AwKturf and AwK Junction may vary depending on the activity segment.

Upgrading/Signing Up as/to SuperAwkie:

Any Awkie can upgrade account to SuperAwkie at any time.

Upgrade Confirmation: It takes approx 24 hours for validation and verification of each member to confirm and activate SuperAwkie account.

During this period of verification and activation if any activity or offer gets full or bookings get closed, members can choose upcoming /any other available offer.

New Sign up as SuperAwkie: Subscription period will be calculated on month basis i.e. any new registration of SuperAwkie on any date of June month will be considered from 1st of June to 30th Aug.

Trendzguru organizing any BUnchup need to get in touch with Awkworld with the list of all the BUnchups, date and itinerary.

Once the BUnchups are approved the same will be announced and promoted in Awkworld community in all the Awkiestan / Cabal / website.

If anyone found breaking the rules, we may suspend or terminate your account with immediate effect.

Every Superawkie / Trendzguru must renew their subscription every quarter, failing to which the subscription OR Awkiestan will be dissolved on an immediate basis.

BUnchup will be planned for entire month and announced every month on our website for different locations.

These BUnchups are First come first serve basis.

All new registration will take 24 working hours to be verified and confirmed by Awkworld backend team.  

Any booking done during the cooling period of verification of new SuperAwkie account will be treated as nullified.

Or

No bookings will be accepted during the cooling period of new registration of SuperAwkie. Once the cooling period is over SuperAwkie can attempt to book any trip or any such BUnchups.

Once the booking is done, the same cannot be cancelled or no refund shall be given for such cancellation for any services / trips / BUnchups.

Awkworld or any of its officials / associated person will not be responsible for any missed / unattended or unutilized services.

No refund shall be given for any Bunchup or any services / activities cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances / natural calamity or any other factors that does not fall in willingly cancellation by the Awkworld / associates. However cancellation and refunds policy varies on event to event. We suggest you to kindly read all the conditions before any such bookings.

By using our Platform, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service at Awkworld.